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Operation Lone Star

“Operation Lone Star” is Texas Governor Greg Abbott's latest attempt to attack and criminalize migrants and people of color. Through this racist, unlawful, and xenophobic program, Texas law enforcement officers target migrants for arrest, jailing, and criminal prosecution for the state criminal offense of “trespassing,” based on their perceived race and national origin, including immigration status. This state-created immigration enforcement system disguised as a state criminal system threatens to embolden states and localities along the border to initiate similar discriminatory programs.

The National Immigration Project works closely with partners on-the-ground in Texas to raise awareness about this harmful and unlawful program.