Border Crisis

ABBOTT DECLARES INVASION: 'I Invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions'

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.15.22

Don’t mess with Texas.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has officially declared an invasion at the southern border; he says he will “fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion.”

Abbott shared the news on Twitter:

“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,” Abbott said, adding the following list of measures he is prepared to take:

  • Deploy the National Guard to safeguard the border, and to repel and turn back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally
  • Deploy the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return immigrants to the border who crossed illegally, and to arrest illegal immigrants for criminal activity;
  • Build a wall in multiple counties on the border;
  • Deploy gun boats;
  • Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
  • Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
  • Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security;
  • Provide resources for border counties to increase their efforts to respond to the “border invasion.”

More than 230,000 migrant encounters were logged at the southern border in October —a new record.

This story is developing…

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