Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration's refusal to secure the border.
Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), and the Texas National Guard are continuing to work together to secure the border; stop the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and interdict transnational criminal behavior between ports of entry.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 394,200 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 31,300 criminal arrests, with more than 29,100 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 422 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.
Texas has also bused:
- Over 10,400 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April 2022
- Over 10,300 migrants to New York City since August 5
- Over 4,100 migrants to Chicago since August 31
- Over 2,000 migrants to Philadelphia since November 15
- Over 300 migrants to Denver since May 18
- Over 160 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14
Recent Highlights from Operation Lone Star: Governor Abbott Responds To Biden Administration Threat To Sue Over Floating Marine Barriers
Today, Governor Abbott responded to a letter sent by President Biden's Department of Justice indicating that they plan to sue the State of Texas over the floating marine barriers placed in the Rio Grande River to deter illegal crossings near Eagle Pass. In a thread on Twitter, the Governor emphasized that Texas has the sovereign authority to defend the Texas-Mexico Border.
"The tragic humanitarian crisis on the border was created because of Biden's refusal to secure the border," reads the thread.
"We will continue to deploy every strategy to protect Texas and Americans — and the migrants risking their lives.
"We will see you in court, Mr. President."