NYT: Texas has spent $500 million on border security since 2005. No other state that shares a border with Mexico — California, Arizona and New Mexico — has made a comparable investment of money and personnel. And no other state has a Border Security Operations Center, which Texas opened in Austin to analyze, map and share border-related intelligence with local, state and federal agencies.

The $500 million Texas has spent on border-security comes with a caveat. Last month, Mr. Perry told a Congressional committee that Texas should be reimbursed by the federal government for the half a billion dollars it has spent securing the border.