Several Texas Counties are going to declare the out-of-control crisis at Biden’s southern border an invasion.
They are hoping this will spur Gov. Abbott to make the declaration himself.
Via Fox News:
Multiple Texas counties on Tuesday will declare that the migrant crisis at the southern border is an “invasion,” Fox News has learned, a move that could lead to similar declarations across the state.
Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan is expected to announce the move at a news conference Tuesday afternoon, along with a number of other officials from other counties who will join him.
Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith told Fox News Digital that he believes approximately 12 to 15 counties could end up having declared an invasion by the end of the month.
With migrant numbers hitting historic levels, and with more than 239,000 migrant encounters in May alone, there has been considerable talk in conservative circles about the merits of declaring the crisis an “invasion” — which could open up a number of potential legal avenues for states.
Former Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought and former acting deputy DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, both now at the Center for Renewing America have urged governors to make the declarations and use war powers to order Arizona’s police or National Guard to remove illegal immigrants to Mexico themselves.
They have pointed to language in Article I of the Constitution, which allows for States to “engage in War” when it has been “actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay” without the approval of Congress. They also note Article IV says the U.S. “shall protest each [state] against invasion.”
The idea scored a major win in February, when Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued a legal opinion declaring the crisis an invasion, arguing that the definition of “invasion” contained under the U.S. Constitution is not limited to hostile foreign states, and can include “hostile non-state actors.”
Cuccinelli told Fox News Digital that the move by the Texas countries was significant and should now put more pressure on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to make the declaration himself.
“The key here is you’ve got the first legal ruling that the southern border situation is an invasion,” he said. ” One, that’s obviously very significant, and two it’s going to — as it should — put enormous pressure on Governor Abbott to adopt that position themselves and to respond accordingly.”
Anything that will give these counties more options on dealing with the ever increasing surge of illegals that Biden won’t stop is fine with me. He’s left these border counties and states with no options because he refuses to do what it takes to secure the border.
Trump had a bad surge in 2019 and he SOLVED it. Biden came in and undid everything and now the country is reeling, and the counties down there at the border much more so.