As President Joe Biden’s open border crisis continues with 2.1 million illegal aliens crossing the southwest border this federal fiscal year, Texas counties continue declaring invasions and calling upon Gov. Greg Abbott and the State of Texas to secure the southern border.

On Tuesday, Collin County joined 30 Texas counties in declaring an invasion at the county level and calling upon Texas to “repel the invasion at our border” per Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

Collin County highlighted the “health, safety, and welfare of Texas residents” as being under “imminent threat from the unprecedented level of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling coming across the United States border from Mexico.”

Texans have been sounding the alarm for over a year now regarding the devastation to property, livelihoods, and human life.

The Biden administration’s lackadaisical border policies are also straining county resources to the point that unidentified illegal aliens, including children, are being haphazardly buried in Texas soil.

Kinney County Attorney Brent Smith recently compared the border county to a “third-world country” and said, “We have got to start going on an offensive instead. We have got to start preventing crossings from occurring. The amount of money we’re spending is not securing the border; it’s basically trying to keep Texas alive. It’s not making it any better. It’s gotten worse.”

Therefore, securing the border and protecting Texans is one of eight GOP priorities as chosen by thousands of grassroots delegates for the upcoming legislative session in January.

Smith says the 2023 legislative session will probably be “the most important session” and Texas will “fall or rise” depending on what lawmakers accomplish this session.

Collin County now joins these 30 other Texas counties in taking local action: Kinney, Goliad, Terrell, Parker, Wise, Edwards, Atascosa, Presidio, Tyler, Live Oak, Rockwall, Johnson, Wilson, Hardin, Chambers, Ellis, Orange, Liberty, Throckmorton, Madison, Jasper, Van Zandt, Wichita, Clay, Jack, Hunt, Montague, Hood, Wharton, and Burnet.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Managing Editor for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government and is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.