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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 384,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 29,000 criminal arrests, with more than 28,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 419 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.


Governor Abbott Highlights Over 500 Buses Sent To Sanctuary Cities

Governor Abbott this morning highlighted the over 500 buses Texas has sent to sanctuary cities to provide relief to overwhelmed border communities.

Texas has bused more than 10,000 migrants to our nation’s capital since April 2022, over 8,200 migrants to New York City since August 2022, more than 2,600 migrants to Chicago since August 2022, more than 1,600 migrants to Philadelphia since November 2022, over 210 migrants to Denver since May 2023, and over 40 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14.

WATCH: DPS Lt. Olivarez Details Children Abandoned By Cartel In Sweltering Heat

DPS Lt. Christopher Olivarez joined Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo where he slammed the Biden Administration’s claims of humanely handling immigration along the southern border. During the interview, Lt. Olivarez detailed the exploitation of children by Mexican cartels and human smugglers, noting that DPS rescued 10 children who were abandoned in the extreme heat along the river bank in Eagle Pass earlier this week.

“They talk about having a humane process,” said Lt. Olivarez. “But as you see in the video, nothing is humane about having children being left at the river, especially during the summer heat right now.”

WATCH: Human Smuggler In Stolen 18-Wheeler Leads DPS On High-Speed Pursuit

A smuggler driving a stolen 18-wheeler led DPS troopers on a high-speed pursuit in La Salle County. During the pursuit, the Frio County Sheriff’s Office successfully deployed a tire deflation device, and the driver crashed into several signs and an electrical pole before bailing out.

DPS found 18 illegal immigrants inside the cab of the truck. All were referred to Border Patrol.

WATCH: DPS Finds 12 Illegal Immigrants, Including Children, During Traffic Stop

A DPS trooper discovered 12 illegal immigrants, including two children, trying to conceal themselves during a traffic stop in Uvalde County. The driver was also an illegal immigrant from Mexico and now faces charges for smuggling of persons, drug possession, and unlawful carry of a weapon. The 12 illegal immigrants were referred to Border Patrol.

Author: Press Release


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