(Liberty Bell) – The Biden administration has done absolutely nothing to stop the massive influx of illegal aliens that have been crossing over the southern border into the United States ever since he took office, which has now put so much pressure on the states in that area of the country they are taking matters into their own hands. Of course, we all know that Biden opted to not take action because he and the other Democrats are wanting to shift demographics here in the U.S. and ensure that they bloat their voter rolls with individuals who aren’t legally allowed to cast a ballot, just so they can cheat to win and remain in power.
According to the Washington Examiner, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has now declared an “invasion” of the state’s border that is shared with Mexico. This is the first time in modern history that an individual state has declared that the federal government has failed to do its duty and uphold immigration law and protect citizens from those flooding into the nation.
“I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion,” Abbott went on to say in a statement released on Tuesday. “I’m using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe.”
“The state self-defense clause outlined in Article 1, Section 10 of the Constitution and the invasion clause in Article 4, Section 4 say that if the federal government fails to protect a state, the governor may take action for the state to protect itself,” Anna Giaritelli of the Washington Examiner wrote.
“Abbott’s declaration comes one week after he won a third four-year term as governor. Former Trump administration officials had been urging the governors of Arizona and Texas to declare an “invasion” to justify more aggressive measures to curb illegal immigration,” Giaritelli commented.
I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion.
I'm using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe: pic.twitter.com/2Jt5HEMgp5
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 15, 2022
“We are talking about a war power. That sounds shocking to people, but we’re not talking about tanks and planes. We’re literally talking about state officials doing the same exact thing that federal officials do with Title 42,” said Ken Cuccinelli, who is currently serving as a senior fellow at the conservative nonprofit organization Center for Renewing America, during a radio interview that took place prior to Tuesday. Cuccinelli was making a reference to the pandemic public health policy that enables U.S. border officials to turn away illegal aliens right off the bat rather than releasing them into the country.
“You just grab people coming across illegally, you fingerprint them, you take their picture and put them straight back across the border,” Cuccinelli explained. And that’s how things should be done. There’s no reason to allow these folks to just walk into the country, violate our laws, and sign up for free healthcare, food, and housing. Illegal aliens get treated far better than our own citizens, and there’s something deeply wrong with that.
Giaritelli then remarked, “In the 1990s, Arizona and other states experiencing massive numbers of illegal border crossings, mostly by Mexican men, sued the federal government, arguing that the situation qualified as an invasion. The court said it did not meet the standard because an invasion must be a foreign policy or defense matter.”
“However, these decisions did not address the current situation of escalating violence and smuggling by transnational cartels and gangs,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich noted in a piece he put out in defense of the invasion clause last February. Arizona has yet to declare an invasion, though Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, who lost her race in a rather controversial election, had promised to do so if she won.
Texas Gov. Abbott had previously stated that declaring an invasion and having state forces take up the responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws by sending illegal aliens to Mexico might end up creating a “revolving door” along the border, where these individuals keep trying to get into the country because there are no consequences.
“He’s run Operation Lone Star and kept your National Guard up and running for a show. He knows it doesn’t do anything,” Cuccinelli stated, going on to add that the state could win a battle in federal court. “If you’re the federal government and you sue Texas over it … they have to prove there is not an invasion, and they have the burden of proof because they’re the plaintiff in the case. Good luck proving that today with the state of the border. I don’t think it could be done.”
Abbott did not provide any details on what next steps the state might be making after the declaration.
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