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Operation Lone Star

What is Operation Lone Star? Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial border mission, explained.

The governor has ordered thousands of state troopers and National Guard members to the border since last year. Here’s what you need to know about the initiative.

National Guard soldiers stand guard near the U.S. and Mexico border in Del Rio on July 23, 2021.

What is Operation Lone Star? 

How much does this all cost and who’s paying for it? 

How many state troopers and National Guard soldiers have been sent to the border and what are they doing there?

Can states enforce immigration laws?

What has been the impact of Operation Lone Star so far? 

How does the recent increase in migrant crossings compare to earlier levels? 

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