Texas Governor Greg Abbott Unveils “Operation Lone Star” Program to Secure Texas’s Border Against Drug and Human Trafficking
The federal government is clearly derelict with regards to its commitments to protect America’s border. As a result, states will have to take matters into their own hands to promote border security.
Texas has answered the call after Governor Greg Abbott announced on March 7, 2021 his rollout of “Operation Lone Star.” This move clearly shows a vote of no confidence on the part of Abbott with regards to the Biden administration’s willingness to protect America’s border,
Biden is a seasoned neoliberal influenced by multicultural thought, which explains why he and his Democrat colleagues do not care about maintaining a strong border.
As a result of the Biden administration’s passive immigration policies, a migrant crisis is forming at the southern border. According to a Reuters report released on March 5, 100,000 migrants were apprehended for illegally entering the U.S. from Mexico in the month of February. This figure represented the highest number of illegal aliens apprehended in the month of February ever since 2006.
Despite this bad news, Texas is not burying its head in the sand and rising to the occasion instead. According to the Gateway Pundit, the Texas state government is “deploying National Guard troops, DPS officers, air, ground, marine and tactical border security assets to prevent the Mexican drug cartels and smugglers who are moving illegal aliens and drugs across the border.”
“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 declared 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. We will surge the resources and law enforcement personnel needed to confront this crisis.”
Today Texas launched Operation Lone Star to respond to the border crisis.
It deploys Nat'l Guard + DPS Officers + air, ground, marine, & tactical border security assets to deny Mexican Cartels & smugglers the ability to move drugs & people into Texas.https://t.co/r68J2laDpH
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 7, 2021
What Texas is doing at the moment may be a sign of what is to come as far as immigration policy is concerned. Arizona set the standard back in 2010, when it passed SB 1070, to clamp down on illegal immigration. In other words, states will have to take the initiative and craft border and immigration policies when the federal government is clearly sleeping at the wheel.
If enough states embrace these kinds of measures, the federal government may finally recognize the error of its ways and gradually move towards a saner federal policy on immigration. But the catch is that states start taking action now.