CV NEWS FEED // Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Thursday emphatically backing Texas’ declaration of a “Constitutional Right to Defense” and promising to “stop the invasion” at the southern border as president.
“Joe Biden has surrendered our Border, and is aiding and abetting a massive Invasion of millions of Illegal Migrants into the United States,” Trump wrote. “Instead of fighting to protect our Country from this onslaught, Biden is, unbelievably, fighting to tie the hands of Governor Abbott and the State of Texas, so that the Invasion continues unchecked.”
“In the face of this National Security, Public Safety, and Public Health Catastrophe, Texas has rightly invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution, and must be given full support to repel the Invasion,” added Trump.
The 45th president encouraged “all willing States to deploy their guards to Texas to prevent the entry of Illegals, and to remove them back across the Border.” He stated that “all Americans” should similarly support Abbott’s decision to invoke Texas’ “Constitutional Right to Defense.”
Trump vowed that after his reelection he “will work hand in hand with Governor Abbott and other Border States to Stop the Invasion, Seal the Border, and Rapidly Begin the Largest Domestic Deportation Operation in History.”
“Those Biden has let in should not get comfortable because they will be going home,” declared the former president, who CatholicVote endorsed this week.
Mark Morgan, who served as Trump’s acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner, explained that there “was a fundamental revers[al] in policies” regarding border enforcement during the transition from the Trump administration to the Biden administration.
“When Biden took over, he had the same amount of resources we did under President Trump,” Morgan said during a LOOPcast appearance earlier this month. “The resources didn’t change. What changed was the policies.”
CBS reported this week that more than a million people “have been allowed to enter the U.S. under Biden administration programs based on the immigration parole authority.”
Official CBP data shows that more migrants are entering the country on a monthly basis under Biden than under any other president in the agency’s existence.
According to a January 1 FOX News report, “more than 302,000 migrants were documented attempting to cross the U.S. southern border” last month. “It is the highest total for a single month ever recorded.” It is also the first time migrant encounters have exceeded 300,000.
“In January 2021, the month President Joe Biden took office, only 78,414 encounters were recorded. Just six months later, the total was 213,593 – almost three times higher,” CatholicVote indicated last month.