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Operation Lone Star

Kinney County is Operation Lone Star’s poster child

Officials in the Texas border county are pushing Gov. Greg Abbott to take ever more extreme action against migrants and asylum-seekers.

By Melissa del Bosque, The Intercept
Texas DPS special agents apprehend a group of five undocumented migrants from Honduras that were caught in private property as part of Operation Lone Star in Kinney County near Brackettville, on Nov. 8, 2021. The owner of the property did not sign an affidavit for arrests of undocumented migrants to be taking place at their property so the group of Hondurans will be processed by Border Patrol instead.
Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe in his office in Bracketville on Aug. 24. 2021.

Lone Star’s poster child

Gov. Greg Abbott holds a border security briefing with sheriffs from border communities at the Texas Capitol on July 10, 2021.

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Migrants crossing the border in Roma follow a National Guard agent to get apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Aug. 15, 2021.

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