February 13, 2024


Resolution Making PA’s National Guard Available to Texas


Senator Doug Mastriano is circulating a co-sponsorship memo for a:  “Resolution Calling on Governor Shapiro to offer the Services of the Pennsylvania National Guard in Support of Operation Lone Star”.     The co-sponsorship memo notes:  “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott initiated Operation Lone Star in March 2021 in response to the unprecedented rise in illegal immigration. Operation Lone Star personnel work to detect and repel illegal crossings, arrest human smugglers and cartel gang members, and stop the flow of deadly drugs like fentanyl.

In May 2023, Abbott sent letters to all US governors requesting support for Operation Lone Star. So far, 14 states – Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Idaho, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming – have responded and deployed personnel and resources to secure the border.”

Action Steps

  1. ) The big question is why hasn’t Pennsylvania responded too!  This should be a non-partisan issue, but take a look at the list of states that have offered their services and you’ll see it has become partisan.  Contact your State Senator here and ask him or her to sign on as a co-sponsor of this resolution.

  2.) Also, contact Governor Shapiro  here  and ask him to contact Texas Governor Abbot and tell him Pennsylvania’s National Guard is available to help with Operation Lone Star.   You can also send him an email using the Online Form  here  You can call him at 717-787-2500.

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