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Texas Counties Declare an Official “Invasion” at the Southern Border

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Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan at a press conference in Brackettville, Texas, on July 5, 2022. (Photo courtesy of The Epoch Times)

Leaders from multiple Texas counties recently declared that their jurisdictions are officially under “invasion” amid the crisis taking place on America’s southern border. 

In a monumental event in Brackettville, Texas, on July 5th, six different counties announced their intentions to issue a border “invasion” declaration and urged Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott to release a similar declaration. The counties are Burnet, DeMitt, Goliad, Kinney, Medina, Terrell, and Uvalde. During the conference, Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan proclaimed, “The Biden administration won’t do a thing about it. We’re in over our head. We need help and we need Attorney General Ken Paxton and our governor to adopt an invasion under its definition in the constitution. Adopt that invasion and let’s move forward.”

Those in support of the “invasion” declarations argue that Biden and his administration have violated Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Article IV, Section 4 states that “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion.” Article 4, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution also allows for the Texas National Guard to “execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.” If Governor Abbot ultimately declares an invasion at the border, Texas will be able to send state officials to quell the surge of illegal immigration that has occurred over nearly the entire duration of the Biden administration. 

Governor Abbott appears ready to issue a statewide “invasion” declaration imminently. According to Abbott’s spokesman, Renae Eze, “It’s past time for President Biden and for both parties in Congress to do their jobs and secure our southern border. As the challenges on the border continue to increase, Texas will continue to take additional unprecedented action to address those challenges caused by the Biden Administration.”

In February, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich penned a landmark legal opinion that explicitly described the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border as an “invasion.” To quote the opinion, “The on-the-ground violence and lawlessness at Arizona’s border caused by cartels and gangs is extensive, well-documented, and persistent. It can satisfy the definition of ‘actually invaded’ and ‘invasion’ under the U.S. Constitution.” While Arizona is still yet to deploy any National Guard members to secure the border, two candidates running for Arizona governor this year have vowed to do just that. Republicans Kari Lake and Karrin Taylor Robson have each pledged to utilize National Guard troops to provide support along Arizona’s border with Mexico if elected in November. 

Local cities and towns located near the border with Mexico are being tormented on a daily basis by the illicit activities of non-citizens and those who illegally smuggle them into the United States. During the Brackettville event, Goliad County Judge Mike Bennet revealed exactly how overwhelmed his county has been since Biden has taken office by saying, “We have a sheriff’s office with two deputies on duty at any given time, and three to four times per week we have bailouts in our county, and it takes 150 percent of our sheriff’s office resources, leaving the rest of our county totally unprotected. We could barely make budget before all of this occurred, and now we are running way behind.” Goliad County is not alone. Estimates suggest that nearly 4 million illegal immigrants have entered the United States since Joe Biden became president in January of 2021. At this rate, the illegal immigrant population within the U.S. is set to double before Biden finishes his first term. This may sound like a dream to Democrats in large metropolitan areas, but it is absolutely unsustainable for the small, rural communities located in the Southwestern United States who are forced to deal with the ramifications of Biden’s open border on their own. 

America is not only being inundated with an influx of illegal migrants, but also with illicit drugs. During this fiscal year, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has already seized over 430,000 pounds of illegal drugs. This figure becomes increasingly alarming when one realizes that the significant majority of drugs seized by CBP are obtained at legal points of entry. This means that far more products are being transported into America illegally, and the 430,000 pounds simply represent a fraction of the total amount of dangerous drugs that are imported, risking the lives of countless Americans. In 2021, fentanyl overdoses sadly became the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18–45 for the first time in history, with a record of over 100,000 Americans dying from drug overdoses last year. No sensible person would want illegal drugs or illegal immigrants to flow unchecked into their communities, with the exception of two groups. Violent cartels and Democrats are the only two groups who seek to benefit from the situation at the border, and all other Americans are being victimized to support their relentless ambitions. 

America is most definitely being invaded by an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration. If more state and local officials are willing to follow the leadership of those at the Brackettville conference, perhaps America will be able to have a secure southern border prior to the next presidential administration. 


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Hal
2 months ago

The only effective way to stem immigration, short of doing them physical harm, is to return them to (a) the country from which they entered the US; (b) establish a penal holding on an offshore island and set them free there with promise of execution should they ever again put foot on USA territory without permission. Also, any illegal adult that is found guilty be given a choice of execution OR return to their native country under the condition that they will be executed if they re-enter the country again in the future. That sounds inhumane, but it may be the only touch strong enough to deter them. As recent as a little less than a century back, immigration was a big plus for the Nation, but alas, it is not the case in these times and not likely to be so in the foreseeable future.

Bill on the Hill
2 months ago
Reply to  Hal

Put the Trump immigration policies back in place, problem solved to an extent, however removing all the ” scum/drugs ” that simply walk across the border on a daily basis now is unforgiveable & close to unimaginable that it remains this ongoing crisis, all by design, with violent intent, leaving a WIDE OPEN southern border continues to be the entire Biden administration’s game plan with NO end in sight…

The final analysis on this is/should be obvious enough by now; Biden will NEVER with respect to his track record to date relent on any of his non-sensical woke like ideas/transgressions against the entire middle class of America, party affiliation no longer matters, the current occupiers, along with their strategically placed cockroaches within the Halls of Congress, i.e. The Squad, aka, Pressely, AOC, Omar & Talib, (sic), all (4) of them need to be REMOVED by whatever means necessary, as a small stepping stone in replacing them with Constitutionally bound, God fearing lawmakers, slowly drain the swamp out of our beloved Halls of Congress, BOTH sides of the aisle apply here, with particular warnings/emphasis to the RINO’s within the GOP, your days are NUMBERED & McConnell & McCarthy are square in the sites of the top dog RINO’s within the Republican Party that need to be excised away, off of the skin, as in gone ASAP…

Lastly, with regards to the article & Gov. Abbott in particular, slow walking the entire approach to the Texan southern border invasion. Only now it’s getting declared as such?
Every southern state should have long since by now, taken the bull by the horns & secured their own southern boundaries by any & all means, long before now has to be emphasized here…

Each respective state, i.e. TX, AZ, NM & CA has to SHUTDOWN their respective borders, National Guard with help from interior states will be paramount, expect ZERO help from the federal gov’t…
The materials are sitting on the ground rusting, ” Build The Wall… ”
Bill… :~)

Mike L
2 months ago

Since VP harris is the “Boarder Czar”, could she be charged with the murder of 53 illegals found in the semi trailer near San Antonio? Get her convicted of 53 counts of murder (or involuntary manslaughter).

Theresa Coughlin
2 months ago

All of this could have been avoided if the federal government had carried out their obligations under federal law and the Constitution by enforcing the immigration laws on the books and securing the border. In other words, federal government, DO YOUR DAMN JOB!

Barb
2 months ago

Thank you AMAC for the above article “Invasion of our Borders”. Not only does it need to stop but many of these folks need to leave as well. It’s all illegal and killing America.

Reality
2 months ago

It’s all about stealing elections!!! And destroying the family and America. Democrats don’t care about law abiding tax paying citizens!!!

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Reality

The ONLY things the DemocRat politicos think of are increasing wealth of its members and their families and staying in power… by hook or crook. I’ve said it before, and I repeat … the DemocRat politicos and their plebes want to RULE the Nation … not GOVERN the Nation.

Rich
2 months ago

This is why so many folks are moving to Texas. They actually seem to have common sense! What the tyrants in Washington D.C. refuse to acknowledge the Texas officials are openly declaring. Grandpa Joe has got to go! (as well as his socialist party). Our very sovereignty as a nation is at stake.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

In 2008, I took a motorcycle ride to Tombstone, AZ. There are places posted “off limits” within the numerous national parks due to violent cartel drug trafficking… this invasion is nothing new, its just been IGNORED year after year by politicians. More people die from fentanyl than COVID now. Where’s the “30 days to flatten the curve” now?

legally present
2 months ago

Most of these are NOT border counties, they are interior counties affected because the head further inland to settle. They are mainly entering through Webb Co. – Laredo, Hidalgo Co, La Joya, Mission area, Cameron Co, Starr Co, and Val Verde – Del Rio area. We can’t accommodate all these people, we DO NOT have enough housing for our own Legal citizens.

Pat Keltner
2 months ago

No, these are not border counties, but, their situation is just as dire. Illegals don’t stay on the border! They move further north as quickly as possible-headed into these northern counties. So, it doesn’t matter one bit if they aren’t border counties. The problem still exists throughout Texas, and throughout our country! By the way, I live 10 miles from the border. I know what I’m talking about!

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat Keltner

Amen. If something isn’t done that is effective soon, the Nation will have a foreign army contolled by the DemocRats doint damage to non-DemocRat Americans … beyond the extent to this point.

Mike L
2 months ago
Reply to  Pat Keltner

I live 10 miles from our Norther boarder, and there are many illegals working for local nurseries here.

Jeff Savlov
2 months ago

Add this to my previous post:

Whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any rebellion or insurrection against the authority of the United States or the laws thereof, or gives aid or comfort thereto, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645)

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Jeff Savlov
2 months ago

All I can add is “Remember the ALAMO!” The current shadow administration will never do anything to improve this situation. Those who support Open Borders should be charged with Insurrection, which falls under 18 U.S. Code § 2383defined as, an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government… By doing so all those who support this including all Democrats can be immediately removed from Congress and Government, and if convicted, can never serve in any capacity in government again.

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Savlov

They’re too busy defending foreign borders than our own! That or… follow the money… how many are getting their cut t from cartels o allow illegal people and drug traffic to cross an undefended border?

Sharon
2 months ago

Biden is destroying the southern boarder!
Abbott needs to go ahead and claim invasion and finish the wall.

Angus
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon

Destroying are whole Country

James
2 months ago

May conservative states setup strike forces to combat the evasions !!!!! Florida is doing that, take advantage of 2022 take back of both houses for encouragement. Biden will be impeached

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Wow. I love the sound of that.

JEFFREY JONES
2 months ago

CHOOT ‘EM AS THEY CROSS THE INVADERS WILL STOP!!!

30-06
2 months ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

locked and loaded

Hal
2 months ago
Reply to  JEFFREY JONES

All illegals should be returned to the country from which they entered illegally. If the country from which they entered (e.g., Mexico in many cases), have a treaty with that country that requires they adopt them as citizen OR return them to the country of original citizenry. And make it clear to illegals that they repeat illegal entry, they will be put in prison and not released being used to break big rocks into little rocks until they do leave the Nation and return to a willing recipient Nation, including their original home Nation.
But remember, many if not most of the illegals that seek entry to this Nation, can survive engaging in iillegal activities in this Nation which would likely get them imprisoned or executed in their home nations.

Michael J
2 months ago

Don’t worry, Kamala Harris will cackle a solution.

Rich
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael J

Or lay the golden egg to help finance the whole mess.

Mike L
2 months ago
Reply to  Michael J

Camel’la Harris (as boarder Czar) is still trying to find the Southern boarder. doesn’t have enough brains to read a compass.

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