Border Crisis

DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS: Abbott's Operation Lone Star Has Apprehended More Than 300K Illegal Migrants

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.24.22

Texas is doing its part to protect the border.

According to a report from Just The News, Texas law enforcement officials have apprehended more than 317,000 foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally since launching Operation Lone Star in March 2021.

From Just The News:

During a recent enforcement action at the southern border, a Texas National Guard soldier stationed near Laredo described an encounter with nine people who’d entered Texas illegally after they’d crossed the Rio Grande River in between ports of entry and were trespassing on a private ranch. Soldiers had tracked the group through the brush and helped Border Patrol agents apprehend them.

“Oftentimes, we’ll get a group that will disperse in areas like this,” 2nd Lt. Joshua Helton, Alpha Company Platoon Leader, Task Force Center said in a video published to educate the public. “Every night is different. Usually during the weekdays, we’ll get multiple groups, and we have to be smart and maneuver from one point to the other and maneuver our assets as well to make sure we get in position for other groups.”

“Every day we come into work and notice that a lot of Border Patrol sections are understaffed, so I feel that having our presence here definitely helps,” Staff Sgt. Joel Martinez, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 141st Infantry said in an announcement released by Gov. Greg Abbott’s office. “We go into a local gas station, and the locals are always thanking us for doing what we do here.”

Since Abbott launched Operation Lone Star in March 2021, Texas law enforcement officials have apprehended more than 317,000 foreign nationals in the U.S. illegally. They’ve made more than 21,000 criminal arrests, with more than 18,600 felony charges reported. DPS has also seized over 342 million lethal doses of fentanyl, enough to kill everyone in the United States.

More over at Just The News:

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