Gov. Greg Abbott says he has invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions to declare immigration from Mexico as an invasion.
Gov. Abbott says he will “fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion.”
Gov. Abbott says the following steps will be taken by the state:
Deploy the National Guard to safeguard the border, and to repel and turn back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally.
Deploy the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return immigrants to the border who
crossed illegally, and to arrest illegal immigrants for criminal activity.
Build a wall in multiple counties on the border.
Deploy gun boats. Read more…