Texas Governor Greg Abbott is declaring illegal migrants entering the state from Mexico an invasion. The governor announced he's invoking the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions to take what he says are "unprecedented measures" against illegal immigration. The declaration calls for the National Guard to be deployed to the border along with the arrest of migrants by state troopers. The Republican also wants gun boats at the border and a wall in multiple counties.
"Texas has forcefully responded to Biden’s open border policies by doing more than any state in the history of America to do the federal government’s job to secure the border," reads the letter. "In January 2023 when the next Congress is sworn in, we must remind our representatives in Washington that securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility under Article I, § 8 and Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Join me in sending this urgent message to our congressional delegation, which has the power to act under Article I, § 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Texas has done more than its fair share for far too long. The time has come for the federal government to do its job."