Wednesday, January 31, 2024

'Enough is enough': List of States Signaling Support for Texas' Self-Defense Continues to Grow; Half of US Governors Side with Texas in Border Dispute with Biden, Say Prez is Leaving Country ‘vulnerable’ to Illegal Immigration; “Hold the line”: Republicans Rally to Abbott’s Defense in Border Standoff with Biden

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'Enough is enough': List of states signaling support for Texas' self-defense continues to grow:
Texas made clear Wednesday that it will continue to defend itself against the ongoing " invasion" of illegal aliens despite efforts by the Biden administration to otherwise render the border porous and the state exposed.
The Lone Star State is apparently not alone.
Other Republican states have begun to rally behind Texas, calling out the executive branch for its apparent failure to address the crisis at the border.
What's the background?
Blaze News previously reported that Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statement on Jan. 24 stressing both that Texas has the "constitutional authority to defend and protect itself" and that this authority "supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary."
This apparently provocative statement came days after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a lower court's order against the Biden Department of Homeland Security, thereby allowing it to remove defensive razor wire along Texas' southern border with Mexico.
"The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States," wrote Abbott. "The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them."
Abbott claimed that the Biden administration's failure to fulfill its duty to protect each state against invasion, codified in Article IV, Section 4 of the Constitution, has "triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense."
The governor's statement appeared to account for why — in defiance of the Biden White House, which admitted the razor wire at the border "got in the way" — Texas began installing more wire and border defenses this week with state agencies vowing to hold the line.
In response to Texas' stated and visible efforts to protect both American sovereignty and itself, various Democrats called on the geriatric president to seize control of the Texas National Guard and to all but force the Lone Star State to submit. --->READ MORE HERE
Half of US governors side with Texas in border dispute with Biden, say prez is leaving country ‘vulnerable’ to illegal immigration:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott received the support Thursday of all but one of the nation’s Republican state governors in his feud with the Biden administration over border security.
GOP governors from 25 states signed onto a joint statement in support of Abbott and the Lone Star State’s “constitutional right to self-defense” days after the US Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration could remove razor wire installed by Texas along a 30-mile stretch of land near the US-Mexico border in Eagle Pass.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, who says he voted for President Biden in 2020, was the only GOP holdout.
“We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the statement released by the Republican Governor’s Association read.
“We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.”
“Because the Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states, Texas has every legal justification to protect the sovereignty of our states and our nation,” the statement concludes.
Abbott on Wednesday proclaimed that Texas’ right to self-defense “supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary,” and he vowed to “continue to deploy this razor wire to repel illegal immigration,” arguing that it’s an “effective deterrent against the illegal border crossings encouraged by Biden’s open border policies.” --->READ MORE HERE
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“Hold the line”: Republicans rally to Abbott’s defense in border standoff with Biden:

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