“Last year was an all-time record of illegal crossings. This year will set another all-time record of illegal crossings. Americans have had it."
– Governor Greg Abbott
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 activity between ports of entry.
Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 470,100 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 34,600 criminal arrests, with more than 31,600 felony charges reported.
Texas has also bused:
- Over 12,200 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April 2022
- Over 16,400 migrants to New York City since August 2022
- Over 10,700 migrants to Chicago since August 2022
- Over 3,100 migrants to Philadelphia since November 2022
- Over 2,400 migrants to Denver since May 18
- Over 770 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14
RECENT HIGHLIGHTS FROM OPERATION LONE STAR:
As an unprecedent influx of illegal immigrants attempt to cross America's southern border, Governor Abbott joined Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo last week to discuss Texas’ ongoing response efforts.
The Governor explained that Texas is the only state in American history that has repelled illegal immigrants, while President Biden continues to obstruct our state’s historic efforts.
“[The border crisis] is chaos, it’s a catastrophe, and it’s a byproduct of Joe Biden’s open border policies,” said Governor Abbott.
“Last year was an all-time record of illegal crossings. This year will set another all-time record of illegal crossings.
"Americans have had it. Texas is stepping up to do everything we can by putting up these razor wire border barriers to prevent people from coming in only to have President Biden’s staff cut those razor wires and allow people to illegally enter our country.”