According to a report from Fox News, multiple texas counties have officially declared an invasion at the border; the counties are pointing to language in Article I of the Constitution, which allows for States to “engage in War” when there is imminent danger.
National Border Patrol Council VP Art Del Cueto is now calling on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to support the counties and declare an invasion, as well; he stopped by Fox & Friends to make his case.
“It’s pretty much a catch and release is what’s happening. Everyone’s overwhelmed and somebody needs to do something about it,” he told host Carley Shimkus.
“You have to be able to deport some of these individuals. And just like I said, if the federal government isn’t doing something about it at this point, somebody needs to do something. You can’t just wave the white flag. That’s the bottom line.”
Del Cueto says they should have declared an invasion a long time ago.
“A lot of these individuals are getting the message that all they have to do is cross, turn themselves over to an agent, claim some type of asylum, and they’ll be released in the United States. There is no consequence for their actions.”
Watch the clip above.
Texas Rep. Chip Roy supports the initiative; the lawmaker shared his remarks on Twitter Tuesday evening.
“We should declare an INVASION. We should, as Texas, turn people AWAY, and do what is necessary to secure our communities. More from Rep. Roy at today’s #EndTheInvasion announcement:”
Watch the clip below.
"We should declare an INVASION. We should, as Texas, turn people AWAY, and do what is necessary to secure our communities."
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) July 5, 2022