Posted on November 15, 2022

Gov. Greg Abbott Declares Immigration From Mexico to Be Invasion

Reagan Roy, CBS 19, November 15, 2022

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.


{snip} 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 {snip}
  • Deploy the Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return immigrants to the border who crossed illegally {snip}
  • Build a wall {snip}
  • Deploy gun boats;
  • Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
  • Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
  • Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security;
  • Provide resources for border counties {snip}