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Operation Lone Star

Gov. Greg Abbott empowers state authorities to return migrants to border crossings

Immigration law enforcement is a federal responsibility. Abbott appears to be testing the limits of state authority by empowering state law enforcement to bring migrants to the ports of entry — stopping short of using state resources to expel migrants from the country.

Texas Department of Public Safety special agents oversee a group of four Honduran undocumented migrants that were caught in …

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