'We are expanding the operation:' Gov. Greg Abbott discusses one-year anniversary of Operation Lone Star

1 year 8 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 10 2022 Mar 10, 2022 March 10, 2022 12:28 PM March 10, 2022 in News - Local

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered remarks regarding the one-year anniversary of his border security initiative Operation Lone Star in Weslaco on Thursday. During the round table discussion, Abbott said the operation will be expanding. 

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety will soon start making immigration-related arrests in more South Texas counties. 

"They make arrests in all counties everyday, in addition to that, we are expanding the operation," Abbott said. 

A number of state and local officials joined Abbott during the meeting, including Attorney General Ken Paxton, TDEM Chief Nim Kidd, DPS Director Steve McCraw, DPS Regional Director of the RGV Victor Escalon and Willacy County Sheriff Jose Salazar.

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