Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares ‘invasion’ at southern border

By Jennie Taer

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday declared an invasion at the southern border, invoking state powers to provide enhanced security and to return illegal migrants to Mexico.

Abbott invoked the Invasion Clause of the Texas constitution, allowing him to deploy National Guard and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) personnel to turn illegal migrants back to Mexico, build a border wall and designate the Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorists. Migrant encounters at the southern border are on pace to hit another record year after there were over 2.3 million recorded in fiscal year 2022.

Gov. Greg Abbott Twitter

Abbott has long argued that the Biden administration hasn’t done its part to address the illegal migration influx, and in response he mobilized state resources in March 2021 as part of his “Operation Lone Star” to secure the border. Several Texas counties for months sought to pressure Abbott, who recently won reelection for the governorship, to make the declaration of invasion.

In the meantime, Abbott has bused thousands of illegal migrants to Washington, D.C., New York City and Chicago, cities designated as “sanctuaries” for illegals.

“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 wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

“I’m using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe,” he added.

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2 thoughts on “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott declares ‘invasion’ at southern border

  1. Abbot’s got balls, him and Desantis !!! although I’d rather see em sent BACK across the border instead of sanctuary cities / states, because even in the end, we all pay for it

  2. We all border Canada up here.. and Canada is getting more and more extreme, they are disarming these people as fast as they can.

    People are fleeing the failing socialist countries on our southern borders because they are simply neck deep in the same rot that is more in its infancy in Vermont- but the downward track is already so clear.

    Canada is on the same path.
    I sure hope that the states that border Canada have plans to deal with something coming at us from the North.. because history is clear, and you don’t have to be a scholar to see that trouble is brewing and it’s not an IF but a When we have our own problems, they may look different, but it will be a crisis none the less.
    Also consider that New England is small rural fairly poor states that could never deal with this as well as the incredibly huge states down south do and can.
    This all needs some thinking about and fast.

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