Sunday, October 31, 2021

Legal Report: Governors Should Defend the Border Amid Biden’s Inaction; Trump Alums Urge Border States to Declare ‘invasion’ by Illegal Immigrants, Deport Without Feds, and related stories

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Legal Report: Governors Should Defend the Border amid Biden’s Inaction:
The constitution allows the 50 states to take over the nation’s border defenses when the federal government refuses the task, says a report from the Center for Renewing America.
“Given the federal government’s dereliction of duty, it is now incumbent on governors and states to fill the void and do what federal officials and lawmakers refuse to do: end the invasion at the U.S. southern border and restore both order and sovereignty,” said the report, released October 26. The report adds:
These are measures of last resort. However, our federalist system sometimes requires constitutional conflict to resolve issues–especially issues posing existential crises to our republic and the security of our communities.
“This is not immigration law — this is constitutional self-protection against invasion,” said Ken Cuccinelli, a senior fellow at the center.
Several states are already acting to stop the migration. Texas, for example, is spending $3 billion to build a border wall and to arrest and detain migrants, even as President Joe Biden’s deputies escorted or allowed roughly 1 million economic migrants into the United States from January to October. --->READ MORE HERE
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Trump alums urge border states to declare ‘invasion’ by illegal immigrants, deport without feds:
High-profile former Trump administration officials are urging border states such as Texas to declare that they’re under “invasion” by illegal immigration and use state law enforcement to return to Mexico people suspected of illegally entering the US.
The provocative policy idea is outlined by Ken Cuccinelli, a former acting deputy director of the Department of Homeland Security, in a paper published by the Center for Renewing America, which is led by former White House budget director Russ Vought.
Cuccinelli and Vought said in a statement that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott should adopt the policy amid a historic surge of illegal immigration. Abbott previously rallied other states to send National Guard deployments to help secure the border.
“There can be no disputing that the documented influx of well over 1.3 million illegal immigrants this calendar year alone, and thousands of pounds of fentanyl and other deadly narcotics, facilitated by the widespread human trafficking efforts of violent cross-border international drug cartels, constitutes both an invasion and an ‘imminent danger as will not admit delay’ for purposes of Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution,” Cuccinnelli and Vought said. --->READ MORE HERE
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