Texas Troopers Returned 3,900 Illegals to Border
EXCLUSIVE: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas state troopers have taken custody of and returned to the border several thousand migrants who illegally crossed from Mexico, according to the governor’s office.
In the five weeks since Gov. Greg Abbott (R‑TX) directed police forces to arrest and transport back to ports of entry any person suspected of illegally entering the United States from Mexico, the state has returned nearly 4,000 people that Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety officers have apprehended in the more than a year that they have been deployed to the border under Operation Lone Star.
“Over 3,900 have been returned,” a spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner Tuesday.
The state is attempting to help federal officials return to Mexico a fraction of the people they encounter, but it is not known what perce …