With more than 2.3 million illegal border crossings on the southwest border in the previous federal fiscal year, yet another Texas County is calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to secure the Texas-Mexico border and repel the invasion.

At a meeting of the Commissioners Court last week, Waller County declared it “recognizes and affirms the sovereign and unilateral authority explicitly reserved to the States, respectively, under Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution and Article IV, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution to defend themselves against invasion, which has been exacerbated by the federal government’s failure in meeting its constitutional obligation to ‘insure the domestic tranquility’, ‘provide for the common defense’, ‘execute the laws’, and ‘protect each [state] against invasion.’

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “there were 230,678 encounters along the southwest land border in October, a 1.3% increase compared to September. ” This is the first month of federal FY 22-23 and already sets the pace for another year of more than 2 million illegal border crossers.

185,527 of the 230,678 encounters with CBP on the southwest border were unique encounters (meaning some were encountered multiple times), a 1.5 percent increase from September.

The National Border Patrol Council says this flood could be stopped if President Joe Biden chose to stop it.

Meanwhile, Abbott has invoked the invasion clauses of the Texas and U.S. Constitutions but has, thus far, refused to repel illegal border crossers.

Hence, securing the border and protecting Texans is one of eight GOP priorities chosen by thousands of grassroots delegates for the upcoming 2023 legislative session as Abbott refuses to repel the invasion.

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

Waller now joins 37 other Texas counties in declaring an invasion and urging Abbott to take further 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, Burnet, Collin, McMullen, Hamilton, Lavaca, Ector, Leon, and Navarro counties.

Sydnie Henry

A born and bred Texan, Sydnie serves as the Capitol Correspondent for Texas Scorecard. A 2021 graduate of Patrick Henry College with a B.A. in Government, Sydnie is utilizing her research and writing skills to spread truth to Texans.

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