(FiveNation.com)- In early July, six Texas counties and one city declared the unprecedented flow of illegal aliens over the southern border an “invasion.” And last week, two more Texas counties followed suit.
Last week, Parker and Atascosa Counties joined Kinney, Goliad, Terrell, Edwards, and Presidio Counties, along with the City of Uvalde in declaring an invasion at the southern border.
In a unanimous vote, the Parker County Commission’s Court invoked Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution and declared Texas and the United States under invasion.
Meanwhile, Atascosa County Commissioners Court expressed its support for declaring an invasion, and a disaster declaration affirming an invasion was signed by Judge Russell Wilson.
Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith applauded Parker and Atascosa County for following suit, saying it cannot be overstated how significant it is that counties throughout the state are declaring an invasion.
Smith told The Center Square that the ongoing crisis at the border “impacts every county in the state” not just those along the Rio Grande. He said when the federal government abandons its constitutional duty, “the safety and security of every Texan” are threatened.
Last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order authorizing and empowering the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard to do the job the Biden administration refuses to do by apprehending illegal aliens and returning them to the border.
In his statement, the governor blasted President Biden for refusing to enforce immigration laws enacted by Congress, adding if Biden won’t act, it is up to the State of Texas to step up and take “unprecedented action to protect Americans and secure our southern border.”
On Thursday, Kansas Republican Senator Roger Marshall introduced a resolution that would recognize the crisis at the southern border as an invasion of the United States. The resolution notes that state governments have a constitutional right “to repel the dangerous ongoing invasion across the southern border.”
In introducing the resolution, Senator Marshall said the federal government either “intentionally or unintentionally” has failed in its obligation “to protect the states from invasion under Article 4, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.”