Operation Lone Star

Texas National Guard Authorized to Arrest Migrants Breaking State Law

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the authorization for Texas National Guard troops to make arrests for violations of Texas law. The governor is also “surging” additional guardsmen to the border region. Abbott indicated troopers will be working with Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and local law enforcement authorities at the border to increase security.

Texas National Guard troops take positions on the Mexican border. (Photo: Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

WATCH: Texas Governor Says Biden Administration Completely Abandoned Enforcing Immigration Laws

Texas Governor Greg Abbott met on Saturday with a contingent of Texas sheriffs to discuss their concerns about the current border crisis’s impact on counties within the state. According to Abbott, the necessity of such workshops is caused by the current administration’s abandonment of efforts to enforce immigration laws that were passed by the United States Congress.

Border Patrol agents arrest three migrants who stole guns, ammo, food, and clothing while burglarizing a rancher's house in West Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Big Bend Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Texas to Build Its Own Border Barriers, Says Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott told Breitbart Texas the State will immediately begin building border barriers in areas where migrants can easily cross the Rio Grande border with Mexico. The barriers will, in part, enable state law enforcement to arrest migrants for violations of state law.

Record numbers of migrants cross border into Del Rio Sector in May. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)