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Operation Lone Star continues, Gov. Abbott says more than 100 miles of razor wire added

Texas – The state of Texas continues with its efforts to properly secure the border in the absence of proper federal government help. As a part of Operation Lone Star, a state-run and funded program brought into life to curb illegal immigration in the state, Texas officials implemented various measures, including installing razor wire, building a border wall, sending hundreds of Texas state troops, transporting migrants out of state, and many others.

Just recently, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that the state has installed more than 100 miles of razor wire.

Governor Greg Abbott insists that Texas is left with no option as the state continues to face an influx of thousands of undocumented immigrants at its border.

“Congress had already passed three laws on the books before Joe Biden took office,” said Governor Abbott. “One that requires the President to deny illegal entry, another to detain anybody who does enter illegally, and three is to build a border barrier. Because President Biden is doing none of those, that’s why all of these people are coming in including terrorists, both known and unknown. It’s frustrating and astonishing that what Texas is trying to do is enforce those three laws passed by Congress, and because of this, Joe Biden is trying to sue us.”

Currently, the disagreement with U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the placement of razor wire has paused temporarily.

Governor Abbott is now awaiting a decision from a federal appeals court on SB 4, a new law that would allow Texas and local police to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants.

Meanwhile, Operation Lone Star remains active, with the Governor’s Office updating on its progress.

Texas has transported significant numbers of migrants to various cities since the operation began:

  • Over 12,500 migrants to Washington, D.C. since April 2022
  • Over 41,000 migrants to New York City since August 2022
  • Over 33,700 migrants to Chicago since August 2022
  • Over 3,400 migrants to Philadelphia since November 2022
  • Over 17,500 migrants to Denver since May 18
  • Over 1,500 migrants to Los Angeles since June 14

Since its inception, Operation Lone Star has resulted in over 506,500 arrests of undocumented immigrants and more than 41,200 criminal arrests, which include over 36,700 felony charges. Additionally, Texas law enforcement has confiscated over 471 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this mission.

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