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Operation Lone Star

How federal pandemic aid helped Texas pay for Greg Abbott’s border mission

State officials freed up cash for Operation Lone Star with the help of federal funds meant to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

By Tony Romm, The Washington Post
State Troopers arrest an undocumented Mexican migrant for trespassing as part of Operation Lone Star after he was caught with others in private property in Kinney County, Texas on Nov. 9, 2021.

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