Donald Trump, the previous president, has urged states throughout the United States to support Texas in its endeavors to enhance border security in response to the practices of the Biden administration. In his remarks on Thursday, Trump condemned Biden for his inability to effectively protect the border, referring to the situation as a “National Security, Public Safety, and Public Health Catastrophe.”
Amid the ongoing dispute between the Biden administration and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump issues a call for immediate action. Abbott, in conjunction with other Republican governors, has invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution to support his position that one has an obligation to protect against an unchecked influx of undocumented migrants.
“When I was President, we had the most secure Border in History,” Trump exclaimed. “Joe Biden has surrendered our Border, and is aiding and abetting a massive Invasion of millions of Illegal Migrants into the United States. “Instead of fighting to protect our Country from this onslaught, Biden is, unbelievably, fighting to tie the hands of Governor Abbott and the State of Texas, so that the Invasion continues unchecked.”
“When I am President, on Day One, instead of fighting Texas, I will work hand in hand with Governor Abbott and other Border States to Stop the Invasion, Seal the Border, and Rapidly Begin the Largest Domestic Deportation Operation in History. Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home,” the former president declared.
Holy shlit. 25 Republican governors just signed a joint letter in support of the TX Resistance. pic.twitter.com/kgJSpjnqN8
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 25, 2024
The United States has been conquered without a shot fired. pic.twitter.com/u6GVwkKqqQ
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 18, 2024
“Several Republican governors have heeded Trump’s call. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, among others, have pledged to send resources to support Texas. DeSantis, echoing Trump’s sentiments, also accused the Biden administration of flouting the law and undermining state efforts to secure the border,” according to Trending Politics News.
Gov. Noem and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt also expressed their support for Texas, highlighting a growing coalition of states opposed to Biden’s border policies.
Governor Abbot is 1000% correct. If Joe Biden won't secure the border, the States will.
God bless Texas!! https://t.co/ICVQS52ptH
— Byron Donalds (@ByronDonalds) January 25, 2024
Governor Abbott has been especially vocal, mobilizing the Texas National Guard and suing the federal government for interfering with state-level border security measures. The move has drawn criticism from Democratic leaders, who accuse Abbott of political grandstanding and endangering both U.S. citizens and asylum seekers.
Rep. Greg Casar (D-TX) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) have compared Abbott’s actions to those of historical figures who defied federal authority, calling for decisive federal intervention.
The border crisis has become a focal point of national debate, with House Republicans considering impeachment proceedings against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
Wednesday, Abbott issued an urgent proclamation emphasizing the constitutional right of Texas to protection from injury. Abbott asserted, “President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them, leading to record numbers in illegal immigration.” He stated that over six million unauthorized immigrants have crossed the border into the United States over the past three years, causing damage that is unparalleled throughout the nation.
Abbott issued his proclamation subsequent to the Texas National Guard’s implementation of barbed wire along specific stretches of the Texas-Mexico boundary, which was done in direct contradiction to a Supreme Court ruling. Despite the court’s ruling in favor of the Biden administration’s choice to remove the wire, the deployment near Eagle Pass, Texas was continued by Texas soldiers.
“President Biden has violated his oath to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress. Instead of prosecuting immigrants for the federal crime of illegal entry, President Biden has sent his lawyers into federal courts to sue Texas for taking action to secure the border.” Abbott exclaimed.
“James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the other visionaries who wrote the U.S. Constitution foresaw that States should not be left to the mercy of a lawless president who does nothing to stop external threats like cartels smuggling millions of illegal immigrants across the border,” he added.
Rep. Clay Higgins (R-Texas) recently urged the state of Texas to maintain their position resolutely. On the contrary, these developments were criticized by some for their potential to incite a civil war.
“The razor wire installation is part of Governor Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, initiated to curb illegal immigration. The operation also included busing migrants to Democratic-led cities and arresting migrants on trespassing charges. The Biden administration has opposed these measures, arguing that they hinder federal agents and contravene federal laws,” TPN continued.
The Supreme Court’s decision against the wire installation was a narrow 5-4 ruling in favor of the President.
Jeff Rainforth, a border correspondent, recently camped out on the border in Lukeville, Arizona, for seven weeks to film the never-ending streams of illegal aliens breaching the border wall.
“When Steve Bannon first saw my first videos from Lukeville, he called it “apocalyptic.” And it really did look that way because of the sun going down, dust in the air, endless miles of border wall and equally endless waves of illegal aliens from all over the world coming down the border road. It is surreal. Seeing it firsthand is unreal,” Rainforth reported.