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Texas Governor Abbott decided that he wasn't right wing enough so he's spending a many millions of state dollars for his own private PR stunt: Operation Lone Star. It allegedly aims to halt the flow of people crossing the border into Texas. But in typical GQP fashion it has backfired:

"“Operation Lone Star has allowed our clients to avoid federal programs where they would have not only been expelled, but would have had to remain in Mexico [amid] pending asylum proceedings,” said Kristin Etter, an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid who has represented more than 700 of the migrants. "

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/politics/texas/article/How-...
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