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Immigration Law

The Irony of "Operation Lone Star"

Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News, Dec. 10, 2021

"A border operation launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to arrest undocumented immigrants has inadvertently helped asylum-seekers who would have normally been turned away to stay in the US, sometimes outside of detention facilities. ... Audrey Mulholland, staff attorney and interim special project director for TRLA's Operation Lone Star Immigration Response, said: "In the majority of cases, had they been apprehended by [Customs and Border Protection], I think their expulsions would've been likely and indeed some of them had previously been expelled pursuant to Title 42. Operation Lone Star is ironically allowing some of our clients to access asylum proceedings that Title 42 robbed them of."