This article discusses the cost and benefits of current border control policies in to United States. It specifically focuses on the US-Mexican border and the increase in funds and in the workforce that patrols the area. In the last several decades, the government has increased its yearly spending from about .3 billion to over 3 billion dollars per year on border. It analyzes what the patrolling is actually doing and whether such extensive force is needed for the results. The article questions that less could be spent, and yet the same number of people would be apprehend at the border and not be allowed in to the United States.