Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared an update on his efforts to secure the southern border without the help of the Biden Administration; Abbott says Operation Lone Star “continues to disrupt cartel activity.”
From Abbott’s Press Release:
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 343,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 23,000 criminal arrests, with more than 21,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, DPS has seized over 356 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.
Texas has also bused more than 9,100 migrants to our nation’s capital since April, over 5,200 migrants to New York City since August 5, more than 1,500 migrants to Chicago since August 31, and more than 890 migrants to Philadelphia since November 15.
Abbott shared the update on Twitter, saying “#OperationLoneStar continues to disrupt cartel activity at our southern border. We’ve made over 23K criminal arrests, seized over 356M deadly fentanyl doses, & bused over 16,600 migrants to sanctuary cities. Texas is stepping up to secure our border.”
#OperationLoneStar continues to disrupt cartel activity at our southern border.
We’ve made over 23K criminal arrests, seized over 356M deadly fentanyl doses, & bused over 16,600 migrants to sanctuary cities.
Texas is stepping up to secure our border.https://t.co/KCdJEP4cvu
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 20, 2023
The border crisis is worse than ever, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection reporting record-breaking numbers for migrant encounters in the month of December. Texas Rep. Pat Fallon (R-TX) has introduced articles of impeachment against DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.