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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 behavior between ports of entry.

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 371,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 27,000 criminal arrests, with more than 25,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 385 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left 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 Highlights Migrant Busing Mission As Title 42 Ends

Governor Abbott joined Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Wednesday to discuss New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ false, incendiary claims about Texas’ migrant busing mission. Noting that the Biden Administration expects up to 13,000 illegal immigrants to cross the border each day when Title 42 ends next week, the Governor said busing migrants to self-declared sanctuary cities continues providing much-needed relief to Texas’ overrun border communities.

“The fact of the matter is that there are more people coming across the border every single day than there are migrants who are in Chicago or New York,” said Governor Abbott. “This is not a Texas problem; this is a United States problem. It’s the responsibility of New York or Chicago or the entire country to deal with the problem caused by Joe Biden and his open border policies.”

Governor Abbott Slams Empty Gesture Of Deploying Troops To Do Paperwork

In response to President Biden’s plan to deploy 1,500 troops to the border—primarily to do paperwork for 90 days—Governor Abbott noted that through Operation Lone Star, up to 10,000 Texas National Guard soldiers deployed to the border to keep Texans safe.

WATCH: DPS Lt. Olivarez Discusses Consequences Of President Biden’s Plan To Lift Title 42

Despite U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ visit to the southern border ahead of Title 42 ending next week, DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez told Fox News that previous visits have not stopped any illegal immigrants, smugglers, or suspected terrorists from crossing the border. He noted the 1,500 troops the Biden Administration is sending to the border to do mainly clerical work will similarly do nothing to solve the border crisis.

“There are thousands of people waiting in Mexico now and potential caravans making their way here because they’re all aware that May 11 will be a free-for-all,” said Lt. Olivarez. “If the federal government would follow through on the policies that were working prior to 2021—the Remain in Mexico policy, third-country agreements, and construction of the border wall—and also apply consequences, we would not be seeing this right now. They’ve had two years to enact a plan in place of Title 42, yet they have not done so.”

Author: Press Release


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