Operation Lone Star

Exclusive Photos: Migrants Slowly Return to Eagle Pass, Avoid Texas-Seized Park

After a significant reduction in migrant traffic in January, migrants are slowly returning to the small border city of Eagle Pass. Despite increased law enforcement operations in Mexico designed to clear the immediate border area to move migrants to southern and central Mexico, some migrants are evading the operations and continue to arrive in Eagle Pass. On Tuesday, more than 300 migrants were apprehended just south of the city by agents assigned to one of two stations in the area.

Migrant groups return to the Eagle Pass, Texas, area of operations. (U.S. Border Patrol/De

PHOTOS: Texas Border Town Cops Out in Force near Seized Park as Events Unfold

Police officers from Eagle Pass, Texas, took to the street on Saturday to control entry and exit points from Shelby Park as hundreds of peaceful demonstrators held a rally twenty miles north of the city in Quemado, Texas. True to their promises, rally organizers limited their activities to the small border community outside the city, with only a few visitors walking the streets downtown near Shelby Park.

Texas Police Help Secure Border Park During Rally (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Randy Clark: ‘Texas Border Showdown’ Wrought with Political Spin and Misinformation

As the fury heats up in the ongoing Shelby Park dispute between the Department of Homeland Security and the State of Texas, the first casualty may be the truth. One part of the political narrative that is less than forthcoming is the idea that Texas was prompted to seize the park while thousands of migrants were crossing daily. Another element of the state’s narrative in opposition to the reality on the ground is that bold actions by Texas after the seizure occurred are responsible for slowing down the record-breaking levels of migrant crossings witnessed in December.

Texas Military Department soldiers seize Shelby Park in Eagle Pass. (Randy Clark/Breitbart

Trump to States: Use National Guard to Remove Migrants Across Border

Former President Donald Trump called on governors to use their National Guard soldiers to remove migrants back across the border. His post on Truth Social follows statements from 25 Republican governors supporting the State of Texas’s standoff against the Biden administration in Shelby Park.

Former President Donald Trump tells governors to use National Guard to remove migrants acr

BORDER SHOWDOWN: Texas Defies Feds — ‘We Will Continue to Deploy Razor Wire’

The Texas Military Department says it will continue to “hold the line in Shelby Park” in their efforts to “deter and prevent unlawful entry into the State of Texas.” Under Operation Lone Star orders from Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas National Guard’s actions continue despite a second demand letter from the Department of Homeland Security to release control of the park seized by the State earlier this month. Governor Abbott pledged to continue deploying razor wire along the Rio Grande border with Mexico.

Texas Defies 2nd Demand from Biden Administration to remove razor wire in Shelby Park. (Ge

BORDER SHOWDOWN: DHS Sends 2nd Demand Notice to Texas over Seized Park Access

Department of Homeland Security General Counsel Jonathan Meyer sent a second demand letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton demanding the state of Texas grant full, unimpeded access to a border city park and boat ramp. The Texas Military Department seized Shelby Park in early January. Tuesday’s letter sets a deadline of January 26, for the state to grant the Border Patrol full access to Shelby Park and other areas along a 2.5 mile stretch of the Rio Grande in the small Texas border town of Eagle Pass.

DHS Demands Access to Shelby Park (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

It’s Not Over, Says Texas Governor Following SCOTUS Border Razor-Wire Order

“This is not over,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted on Monday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Border Patrol agents can cut the razor-wire border barriers along the Rio Grande. The court granted an emergency appeal from the Biden administration allowing federal agents to access the Texas border with Mexico being fenced off by the Texas Military Department.

Border Patrol moves razor wire. (File Photos: State of Texas)

BORDER SHOWDOWN: Texas Must Give Feds Access by Jan. 18, or Else, Says Biden Admin

A strongly worded letter from the Department of Homeland Security to the State of Texas demands access to the U.S.-Mexico border on land seized by the State in Eagle Pass. DHS officials ordered the State to cease and desist its efforts to block Border Patrol’s access in and around Shelby Park “and remove all barriers to access” by the end of the day on January 17.

A Texas border showdown is building between the State of Texas and U.S. Department of Home

Biden Admin’s Claims Texas Interfered with Border Agents’ Migrant Rescue Not True, Says Governor

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is pushing back against accusations that the Texas Military Department refused to allow Border Patrol agents to enter a city park in the heart of downtown Eagle Pass to rescue a migrant family who later drowned. The governor called the claim “wholly inaccurate.” On Sunday evening, Abbott posted a rebuttal to the accusations on X (formerly Twitter), saying the deaths of a migrant woman and her two children were because of the “Biden Open Border magnet.”

Shelby Park Closed to Border Patrol (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

Federal Appeals Court Orders Texas to Remove Border Buoy Barrier from Rio Grande

The floating border buoy installed by the State of Texas in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass must be removed, according to a ruling by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. The 2-1 ruling by the court affirmed the Biden administration’s Department of Justice argument that the buoys pose a threat to public safety and block navigation in the Rio Grande.

Protesters gather along the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, to demonstrate against Abbott

President Trump, Gov. Abbott Serve Thanksgiving Meals to Texas Border Troops, State Police

Former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott served an early Thanksgiving meal to a host of law enforcement officers and Texas National Guard soldiers serving the border region as part of Abbott’s Operation Lone Star. The former president and Abbott are slated to deliver remarks to a crowd of Texas Rio Grande Valley officials and border residents later Sunday.

EDINBURG, Texas — Former President Donald Trump and Texas Governor Greg Abbott served an

Exclusive: Eight Dead in Texas after Human Smuggling Pursuit Ends in Crash

A suspected migrant smuggler and seven others died after the driver’s vehicle collided with an innocent motorist near Batesville, Texas. According to a law enforcement source, the smuggler who was transporting five suspected migrants and was fleeing from Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol troopers when the accident occurred just before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

At least eight people died in a crash that followed a human smuggling pursuit. (Texas Law

Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Stop Cutting Texas Border Barriers

A federal judge in the Western District of Texas issued a Temporary Restraining Order against the Biden administration prohibiting the “disassembling, degrading, tampering with” border barriers put in place by the State of Texas. The move comes after multiple reports of Border Patrol agents cutting the concertina wire barriers put in place by order of the governor of Texas.

Border Patrol agents cutting and moving razor wire near Eagle Pass, Texas. ()

Texas Governor Orders Barrier Along Border with New Mexico/Mexico

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the construction of additional barriers along the state’s border with New Mexico and Mexico. Border walls built in El Paso force migrants to enter the U.S. into New Mexico and then move across the Rio Grande into Texas, the governor says.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveils new state-funded border wall. (Office of the Texas Gove

Texas Guardsman Should Not Have Shot Gunman to Save Migrant, Says Mexican President

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized the actions of a Texas National Guardsman who fired at a suspected cartel gunman from across the border to save a group of migrants being attacked. Even though the Texas soldier saved the migrants from imminent danger, the Mexican politician claimed the shooting was an affront to his country’s sovereignty.

June 12, 2023 in Mexico City, Mexico: President of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador spea

EXCLUSIVE: Texas Guardsman Shot Across Border Due to Cartel Gunman Assaulting Migrants, Says Source

A Texas National Guard soldier shot and wounded a suspected cartel operative in Mexico while witnessing a violent assault on a group of migrants preparing to cross the border into the United States, according to sources within the Texas government. The Guardsman reportedly observed the man armed with a pistol and a machete beating a migrant on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande near El Paso.

A Texas National Guard soldier patrols the state's border with Mexico. (FILE: Bob Price/Br