Operation Lone Star Makes a Dent at the Texas Border

During the 18 months of Texas’ Operation Lone Star, the state has seen a 6.9 percent increase in monthly migrant encounters at the border. That’s not great, but it’s at least better than New Mexico, Arizona and California, where encounters skyrocketed 30-47 percent over the same period.

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)'s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.

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