Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday called the massive flow of migrants across the U.S. border an “invasion,” defending his executive order that allows Texas law enforcement officials to send them back to Mexico.
In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Abbott said the influx is driven by drugs and human trafficking cartels.
“The United Nations declared the border between Texas or the United States and Mexico to be the worst death border and most dangerous border in the entire world,” Abbott said.
“We know about 42 terrorists who have been apprehended coming across the border, that’s not counting the got-aways, and then there’s the fentanyl coming across the border,” the governor added. “So, yes, we do have an invasion driven by the cartels coming across our border that are pouring people into our country at unprecedented levels.”
According to Abbott, there’s also a “technical reason” for defining the influx as an invasion contained in the Constitution.
“There are two parts of the U.S. Constitution,” he said.
“In that executive order that I issued this past week, I referenced both of those, plus I reference a provision of the Texas constitution that also uses the word invasion,” he said. “The purpose of using those words is it triggers certain additional ways and strategies that states can use their powers to try to protect against actions such as those that are driven by the cartels.”
Abbott also predicted a “red wave” would dominate voting results in November in traditionally Democratic counties along the southern border.Continue reading at Newsmax.