Texas Border Counties Want Governor to Declare ‘Invasion’ Under Constitution
GOP leaders in some Texas border counties have spoken out saying that the illegal immigration chaos is an “invasion” in their communities. They are calling on the governor of Texas to declare a state of emergency and immediately begin deportations.
The counties in focus are Uvalde, Terrell, Kinney, and Goliad. Their officials came together for a press conference this week and they announced that emergency declarations would be coming soon to focus attention on the many difficulties that are arising because of the federal government’s inability to secure the border.
“I am here to let you know that the invasion is real. We are here to protect the sovereignty of our nation, not just the border of Texas,” Terrell County Judge Dale Lynn Carruthers said.
Together the officials reported that there has been property damage, increased crime, and a rising flow of both drugs and human trafficking in their communities. They are not satisfied with President Biden’s handling of the crisis they face and they are demanding that Texas step up and enforce the federal immigration law.
The Texas officials pointed out that since January of 2021, more than 3.2 million migrants have been apprehended by local law enforcement after they cross the border illegally. The estimate is that more than 800,000 have gotten past Border Patrol and have now disappeared into the country.
The mayor of Uvalde, Don McLaughlin, described the influx of pedophiles, convicted murderers, drug dealers, and gang members in his community.
“It’s a nightmare. With the tragedy that we just had, our kids are going to be going back to school in the next 45 days or so, and here we’re going to start agin with the bailouts and so forth. It needs to stop. We need to make them come across the right way so we know who they are and where they’re going,” he said.
Tully Shahan, the Kinney County Judge said, “The Biden administration won’t do a thing about it. We’re in over our head. We need help and we need for 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.”