Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of House Bill 20, which would create a Texas Border Protection Unit under the control of the Texas Department of Public Safety. My name is Joshua Treviño, and I am the Chief of Intelligence and Research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a nonprofit and nonpartisan research institution in Austin, Texas. In my role, much of my work focuses on the violence in Mexico, and the reclamation of Texas’s sovereignty under the Constitution.