Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Abbott evoking war powers

 Texas Governor Greg Abbott is seeking President Biden to invoke the invasion clause of the US Constitution to protect Texans from refugees and migrant workers.

Abbot wants the president to treat poor people without weapons as a military invasion.

On November 16 Abbot wrote a letter to Biden informing him that he has not lived up to the promise of Article IV, § 4, that the federal government “shall protect each of them against Invasion.”

Since, according to Abbott, the federal government isn’t treating poor immigrants like an invading army, Abbott will now invoke Article I, § 10, Clause 3 of the US Constitution, which allows states to “engage in War” when they are “actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.”

 Last year, Texas passed Operation Lone Star, which militarizes the border by giving Abbot authority to deploy the national guard.

Thanksgiving food for thought: Immigrants are not 'invading' the United States -

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