Texas Governor Updates Plan To Stop Illegal Immigration

Photo: Texas Governor's Office

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is praising the efforts of the men and women who are guarding the border with Mexico. Guardsmen from Florida and Idaho will be arriving on the Texas border in the next few days, and the governor says they'll be staying a few weeks to help in the effort to turn back illegal border crossers. The numbers have gone from 27-hundred daily encounters down to about 20 a day in Texas. On top of the razor wire being strung, Governor Abbott vowed to continue building a border wall.

“I’m here in Brownsville today to thank the hardworking men women who are defending our border for their bravery and courage,” said Governor Abbott. "These men and women in uniform here today, they're considered to be heroes by their fellow Americans. They should be proud of what they've done. I'm proud of what they've done."

Since the launch of Operation Lone Star, the multi-agency effort has led to over 376,000 illegal immigrant apprehensions and more than 28,000 criminal arrests, with more than 25,000 felony charges reported. In the fight against fentanyl, Texas law enforcement has seized over 416 million lethal doses of fentanyl during this border mission.

Texas has also bused more than 9,400 migrants to our nation's capital since April 2022, over 6,700 migrants to New York City since August 5, more than 1,900 migrants to Chicago since August 31, more than 1,000 migrants to Philadelphia since November 15, and 40 migrants to Denver on the first bus that departed this week.

Abbott said, "Operation Lone Star continues to fill the dangerous gaps left by the Biden Administration's refusal to secure the border."

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