On Tuesday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who was re-elected last week, has declared that an invasion is occurring on the southern border. He is invoking the invasion clauses of the U.S. constitution and the Texas constitution in order to allow him to enhance border security.
“I’m using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe,” said Abbott on Twitter.
The Governor plans to take several actions which include deploying the National Guard in order to repel immigrants trying to illegally cross the border, sending the Texas Department of Public Safety out to make arrests and then return illegal immigrants to the border, and building a wall in several multiple counties.
He plans to send out gun boats for border security, designate drug cartels in Mexico as foreign terrorist organizations, make agreements with nearby states as well as foreign powers to boost border security and allocate resources that will be sent to other counties for help responding to the border invasion.
Article IV in the U.S. Constitution says that the federal government shall protect each state against invasion.