Operation ‘Gotaways’: Abbott Goes After CPB Dodgers

The effort by Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott to catch illegal border-crossers who have evaded Customs and Border Patrol agents is formally known as "Operation Loan Star."

  • “Gotaways” is the term used by Border Patrol agents and law enforcement for those who illegally enter the U.S. intentionally – in between ports of entry to evade law enforcement.
  • Many of the so-called gotaways have criminal records and are single young men of military age.
  • The OLS Task Force in fact started months ago on a more regional scale by Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd. This task force is led by the Texas Department of Public Safety in the Rio Grande Valley.
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