Due to the growing crisis at the southern border, Governor Abbott has taken unprecedented measures.
As of Tuesday, November 15th, Abbott has declared an invasion, invoking the U.S. and Texas Constitutions to fight back against the growing migrant issue on the border.
Frankly, it’s far past time.
Authority under the Texas Constitution:
ARTICLE 4. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 7. GOVERNOR AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES. He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature can-not be convened) against domestic Violence.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it’s inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Sec. Mayorkas continues to claim that the southern border is secure.
The flood of migrants at the border continued in October with nearly 300,000 contacts/gotaways reported by Customs and Border Patrol.
Conservatives urged their own state governments to take similar action to repel the unmitigated number of migrants pouring into their states.
Anthony Sabatini points out the magnitude of the problem in Florida:
Daily Caller reported:
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.
Just The News noted:
Abbott previously garnered national headlines by busing thousands of illegal migrants to blue cities like Washington DC, New York and Chicago but his new action Tuesday marked a major escalation that carries both political and legal consequences.