Skip to Content

Operation Lone Star cost $10 million over two years

Texas Tribune

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A new report shows Texas has spent billions of dollars in the attempt to curb illegal border crossings through Operation Lone Star.

Abbott launched the program nearly three years ago, with the program racking up $10 million in costs for the state.

A report acquired by CBS News Texas says law enforcement has detained nearly half a million migrants since the program's inception.

Texas Department of Public Safety says nearly 40 thousand people face criminal charges as a result of Operation Lone Star.


Article Topic Follows: On the Border

Jump to comments ↓

Carter Diggs


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content