Baton Rouge, LA– Today, Governor Jeff Landry visited the Texas southern border with Brigadier General Thomas Friloux, Senator Caleb Kleinpeter, Senator Stewart Cathey, Senator Franklin Foil, Senator Mike Reese, Rep. Chuck Owen, Rep. Jack McFarland, Rep. Raymond Crews, Rep. Mike Johnson, Rep. Jay Galle. They received an overview on Operation Lone Star, had lunch with Louisiana soldiers, and met with Louisiana soldiers on mission at Eagle Pass.


Click here for a link of photos and videos from the trip. 


“It was great to join our legislators and see firsthand the work our Louisiana National Guardsmen are doing at our southern border. Due to the help of Louisiana, and many other states, illegal immigration has dropped significantly since September 2023. I appreciate the Guardsmen who briefed us as well as the legislators who attended today’s trip,” said Governor Jeff Landry. 


“We appreciate Governor Landry inviting us to see firsthand the crisis at the Texas border. It was an eye-opening experience. One thing is clear—sending our National Guard to help our neighbors in Texas was the right call.  It is evident, from the decrease in border crossings since the Louisiana Guard arrived, that their support to our neighbors in Texas has played a crucial role in protecting our borders,” said the legislators.