Former United States President Donald Trump on Thursday asked “all states to be ready” to send members of the National Guard to the Texas border amid a dispute between the governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, and the Government of Joe Biden. by controlling the border power.
“We urge all states to be ready to deploy their guards in Texas to prevent the entry of illegals and drive them back across the border. All Americans should support the common sense steps taken by authorities in Texas to protect the security and sovereignty of Texas and the American people,” he said in a statement.
Trump maintained that when he was president the country had “the most secure border in history,” while Biden “aided and abetted a massive invasion of millions of illegal immigrants.” “Instead of fighting to protect our country from this attack, Biden, unbelievably, is fighting to tie the hands of the governor (…) so that the invasion can continue unchecked.”
“In the face of this national security, public safety and public health disaster, Texas rightly invokes the invasion clause of the Constitution, and should receive full support in rejecting the invasion,” he declared, referring to Abbott’s decision to claim the state’s “constitutional right” to “self-defense and protection.”
In this sense, he emphasized that, if he returns to the White House, “instead of fighting in Texas,” he will work “hand in hand” with the governor and other border states “to stop the invasion, seal at the border and quickly began. the country’s largest deportation operation in history.
REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS GIVE THEIR SUPPORT TO ABBOTT
In addition, the remaining 25 Republican state governors expressed unanimous support for Abbott and his constitutional right to “self-defense.”
“We stand in solidarity with our beloved Governor, Greg Abbott, and the state of Texas as they use every tool and strategy, including barbed wire fencing, to secure the border. We do this in part because of the denial of Biden Administration to enforce immigration laws,” read a statement published by the Republican Governors Association (RGA).
Thus, they accused the Government of leaving the country “completely vulnerable to the “unprecedented” migratory wave at the Mexican border, where they claim that “deadly drugs like fentanyl” and ” terrorists” will pass.
“The authors of the United States Constitution made it clear that in times like this, states have the right to defend themselves,” they added, in support of Trump’s call.
The US Supreme Court on Monday approved the removal of the barbed wire fence installed in Texas on the border with Mexico, thereby agreeing with federal authorities. This decision marked a political victory for Biden, who appealed to the supreme clause of the Constitution, which establishes that federal laws are superior to state laws.
In addition, Abbott is also in court for the installation in early 2023 of a chain of buoys placed in the Rio Grande to also try to prevent the entry of migrants from Mexican territory. For now, the court has temporarily suspended the order demanding that these items be taken ashore.