7,700 Migrants Arrested in Operation Lone Star

“We’re doing catch and jail,” a department of public safety officer said. 

Operation Lone Star (OLS), ordered by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, has resulted in 7,744 migrants arrested on criminal charges. As of October 14, the figures include 1,300 arrests for criminal trespassing and 6,339 arrests for felony charges. In addition, there were 73,031 migrant apprehensions and referrals and 822 vehicle pursuits. 

Lieutenant Chris Oliverez of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) said, “We’re not doing catch and release; we’re doing catch and jail.” 

Governor Abbott said immigrants who commit crimes “will be put behind bars not sent to Border Patrol for catch and release. The DPS, along with the Texas National Guard, have made thousands of arrests this year through Operation Lone Star.” 

“We will remain at the border and focus on the core mission of OLS as long as is needed,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “We are still making numerous arrests and seizing large quantities of drugs and guns, showing our presence there is necessary.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Texas governor and officials in the Department of Public Safety as they address illegal immigrant crimes.
  • For federal officers and agents who face the massive number of migrants continuing to enter the U.S. 
  • For Texas as they engage in their rights as a state to arrest and detain people who break the law. 
  • For the president and administration advisors who have maintained the open border policy.

Sources: Newsmax, Fox News 


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