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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 447,800 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 34,200 criminal arrests, with more than 31,200 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 428 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

Texas has also bused:

  • Over 11,500 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April 2022
  • Over 14,100 migrants to New York City since August 2022
  • Over 7,600 migrants to Chicago since August 2022
  • Over 2,900 migrants to Philadelphia since November 2022
  • Over 1,300 migrants to Denver since May 18
  • Over 530 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14

Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps created by the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border. Every individual who is apprehended or arrested and every ounce of drugs seized would have otherwise made their way into communities across Texas and the nation due to President Joe Biden’s open border policies.


WATCH: Governor Abbott Says State Will Fight Biden’s ‘Remain In Texas’ Policy

With the Biden Administration considering forcing some migrants to remain in Texas, Governor Abbott told Fox News this week that the State of Texas will not let this policy be carried out.

“This is a day of reckoning for the United States to realize the liberal policies of open borders will not work in this country,” said Governor Abbott. “The [remain in Texas] policy should be one mile further across the Rio Grande. It should be ‘Remain in Mexico,’ not ‘Remain in Texas.’ That policy has been tried in the past, and it was legally stricken down. We have a lawsuit ready to go that will eliminate this threat by Joe Biden if he dares try to pull the trigger on it.”

Governor Abbott: Texas Is Adding More Border Wall In Del Rio Sector

Governor Abbott this week highlighted Texas’ continued work to construct new border wall in the Del Rio sector to provide Texans with the support and protection they need and deserve amid President Biden’s border crisis.

WATCH: Lt. Olivarez: Illegal Crossings Disrupt Navigation In Rio Grande, Not Marine Barriers

DPS Lieutenant Chris Olivarez joined Fox News last weekend where he pushed back on claims that Texas’ floating marine barriers are causing navigational disruption in the Rio Grande River.

“The argument is that the marine barrier is causing navigational disruption in the river,” said Lt. Olivarez. “If we really want to look at navigational disruption in the river, it’s gonna be the fact that you have hundreds and hundreds of illegal immigrants crossing that river.”

WATCH: DPS Troopers Discover Nine Illegal Immigrants Hidden In Sand Trailer

DPS troopers discovered nine illegal immigrants hidden inside a sand trailer during a traffic stop in Dimmit County this week. The trailer was being hauled behind a stolen truck tractor and was sealed at the top. The driver from San Antonio was arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle along with smuggling of persons with the likelihood of serious bodily injury or death. All nine illegal immigrants were referred to Border Patrol.


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