Greg Abbott escalates fight with Biden in latest Operation Lone Star update

Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) issued the latest update on his Operation Lone Star effort to secure the border Friday amid Texas’s fight with the Biden administration.

The latest press release highlighted crimes that were prevented thanks to the cooperation of multiple agencies. Since the operation’s beginning in March 2021, officials seized more than 454 million lethal doses of fentanyl, which is roughly 1 million more than reported last week.

Among the nearly 500,000 apprehensions of illegal immigrants, some 38,700 were arrested, with over 35,100 felony charges spread between them. Both saw an increase of 200 from last week.

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Earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government has the constitutional power to remove barbed wire from the southern border of Texas. This
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