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Does Abbott have a point or is Brandon Johnson right?

Chicago Mayor, Brandon Johnson was reported to be entering the hospital a few weeks ago to be treated for panic attacks. I'm sure it's upsetting to deal with the approx 25,000 illegal migrants that are camping out at O'Hare Airport and other Chicago Gov run places. I hope he's learning to relax.


BTW, Texas in 2023 alone received over 2.5 million (yes million) illegal migrants. The Federal Gov prohibited them from returning these folks to Mexico. I wonder if Gov Abbott is having Panic Attacks?


BTW in case you're wondering if the Border Patrol has seized any lethal doses of fentanyl being smuggled by some of these folks the answer is "an insignificant number". Only 425 million doses. But who's counting.


Abbott doubles down on border ‘invasion’ declaration after Supreme Court blow

BY RAFAEL BERNAL, THE HILL

Jan 24, 2024

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Wednesday accused the federal government of breaking the compact with the states following a Supreme Court ruling on Monday that cleared the way for the Border Patrol to remove razor wire installed by Texas along the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a statement, Abbott said, “President Biden has refused to enforce [immigration] laws and has even violated them.”


It’s the latest escalation in a legal and political standoff between Texas and the federal government, though Abbott stopped short of announcing any specific measures.

He has been pushing constitutional boundaries on state versus federal jurisdiction of border and immigration enforcement for the better part of two years; his legal team, including state Attorney General Ken Paxton, first publicly toyed with the idea of formally declaring a border “invasion” in April 2022.


In that November, Abbott wrote Biden invoking a state’s constitutional right to wage war when invaded, but he only made his official invasion declaration public in September.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks after signing one of several Public Safety bills at the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, June 6, 2023.


Since then, the governor has methodically increased the border enforcement roles of the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard, citing the constitutional authority for a state to defend itself against invasion.


“That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary. The Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel are acting on that authority, as well as state law, to secure the Texas border,” wrote Abbott.


Texas’s actions have precipitated several legal battles surrounding Operation Lone Star, Abbott’s initiative to take greater control over immigration enforcement.


Though the Supreme Court this week allowed federal officials — namely, the Border Patrol — to remove razor wire installed by Texas, that order did not affect other flashpoints in the uneasy relationship between feds and state agents.


Earlier this month, Texas officials took over a public park on the shores of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, using Texas National Guard troops to block the Border Patrol from accessing the park.


Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro was the first to call for a federalization of the Texas National Guard, which as a military unit is ultimately under the command of President

Rep. Greg Casar (D-Texas) followed suit Wednesday in the wake of Abbott’s statement.

“I agree with Congressman Castro: if Abbott is defying yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling, President Biden needs to establish sole federal control of the Texas National Guard,” said Casar.


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