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Texas Beefs Up Border Crackdown To Stop Human And Drug Smuggling

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, along with the Department of Public Safety (DPS), on Saturday launched ‘Operation Lone Star,’ a program that will work to combat the smuggling of drugs and people across the southern border.

The program will send law enforcement personnel and resources to “high threat areas” along the border “to deny Mexican Cartels and other smugglers the ability to move drugs and people into Texas.”

“The crisis at our southern border continues to escalate because of Biden Administration policies that refuse to secure the border and invite illegal immigration,” Abbott said in a statement. “Texas supports legal immigration but will not be an accomplice to the open border policies that cause, rather than prevent, a humanitarian crisis in our state and endanger the lives of Texans.”

The Texas National Guard and DPS will work together on the new program.

Abbott’s announcement comes days after a skirmish between the Texas Republican governor and President Biden over the border. “The Biden administration must stop importing COVID into our country,” Abbott told CNBC on Thursday. Over 100 illegal immigrants released into the U. S. tested positive for Covid-19 this week.

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