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BREAKING: Texas Gov. Greg Abbot Invokes Special Clause to Secure the Southern Border as Biden’s Policies Continue to Fail

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has sent a letter to the White House informing Joe Biden that the lone star state will be escalating border security measures on the southern border by invoking a special clause of the U.S. Constitution to “protect its own territory against invasion by the Mexican drug cartels” as the federal government’s efforts and Biden’s weak polices fail to secure the Texas border.

“Your sustained dereliction of duty compels Texas to invoke the powers reserved in Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which represents ‘an acknowledgement of the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders,’” Gov. Abbott wrote.

“By opening our border to this record-breaking level of illegal immigration, you and your Administration are in violation of Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution,” he continued.

Under the special clause, the Republican Governor will be deploying the Texas National Guard to comprehend illegal immigrants at the southern border, construct a state-funded border wall, and the Texas Department of Public Safety will be allowed to arrest immigrants illegally attempting to cross the southern border. Gov. Abbott has also announced that he will be deploying military vehicles and armed boats to the border.

“In the more than 240 years of our great nation, no Administration has done more than yours to place the States in ‘imminent Danger’—a direct result of your policy decisions and refusal to deliver on the Article IV, § 4 guarantee,” Abbott’s letter read. “In the absence of action by your Administration to secure the border, every act by Texas officials is taken pursuant to the authority that the Founders recognized in Article I, § 10, Clause 3.”

He further announced that his administration will “escalate our efforts to repel and turn back any immigrant who seeks to enter our State at a border crossing that Congress has designated as illegal,” and they will arrest the immigrants who are violating state laws, and will return people who crossed into Texas illegally back to the border.

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