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Southern Border Standoff Goes Nationwide

Over the past week, the State of Texas and the Biden administration have grappled with border security concerns. 

However, the issue has evolved beyond the fight between Texas Governor Greg Abbott and President Biden, morphing instead into a large-scale movement other states have joined.

The move against the federal government began when the Texas National Guard and the Texas Department of Public Safety were ordered to take control of Eagle Pass, a busy area receiving lots of migrant activity.

Governor Abbot claimed the federal government and President Biden had tremendously failed the United States when it came to border security and were violating the U.S. Constitution by refusing to secure the southern border.

In an official statement, Abbott said the Biden administration had not upheld its constitutional duty, causing President Biden and the executive branch to break their end of federalism: 

“The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States. The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now.”

Abbott even went a step further, claiming Biden had violated the law himself and explaining how the Lone Star State has a constitutional duty to protect its own borders in self-defense if the executive branch and the federal government fail to do so: 

“President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them. The result is he has smashed records for illegal immigration.

“The failure of the Biden Administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV, § 4 has triggered Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense. For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, § 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.”

25 other states have joined Texas and Governor Abbott against the Biden administration, with some even sending their own National Guard troops to aid Texas in the border standoff.

“‘We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilising every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the Republican Governors Association said in a statement,’” according to TRT World.

The Republican Governors Association’s statement also finds President Biden and his Cabinet in violation of constitutional duties and backs Texas’ move to protect the nation.

“‘Because the Biden Administration has abdicated its constitutional compact duties to the states, Texas has every legal justification to protect the sovereignty of our states and our nation,’” according to USA Today.

As the situation continues to unravel, many across the country expect Texas to “hold the line” against the Biden administration and its reckless border policies which have put countless lives at risk, including those who have drowned in the Rio Grande and allowed Mexican cartels to flourish, pushing drugs and mules into America.

“Texas will continue to exercise its constitutional right to protect and defend our southern border. In President Biden’s absence, we will hold the line to keep Texans–and Americans–safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott said in a post via X, formerly Twitter.

Click here to see which states have joined Abbott and Texas in the southern border standoff.

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