We have not witnessed a showdown of this magnitude between the federal government and multiple state governments for a very long time. During Joe Biden’s years in the White House, millions of migrants have come pouring over our wide open southern border, and now those migrants are absolutely overwhelming social services in large cities all over the nation. What we are facing is truly a crisis of epic proportions, and the fact that the federal government has done nothing to address it has caused an immense amount of frustration in red states. So when Texas Governor Greg Abbott decided to take a stand, nearly all other Republican governors eagerly embraced what he was doing. The following comes from Newsweek…
On Thursday, 25 Republican governors backed Abbott and “Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself” against what he has referred to as a migrant “invasion” of his state. Some believe the situation is escalating towards a civil war.
The joint statement by the conservative governors reads: “We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border.
“We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.”
As I discussed last week, the Biden administration gave officials in Texas an ultimatum.
They were given until Friday to “relent and allow federal agents inside Shelby Park”, but that demand was “forcefully rejected”…
Texas’ attorney general on Friday forcefully rejected a request from the Biden administration to grant federal immigration officials full access to a park along the southern border that the state National Guard has sealed off with razor wire, fencing and soldiers.
For three weeks, the federal government and Texas have clashed over Shelby Park, a city-owned public park in the border town of Eagle Pass that was once a busy area for illegal crossings by migrants. Texas National Guard soldiers deployed by Gov. Greg Abbott took control of Shelby Park earlier in January and have since prevented Border Patrol agents from processing migrants in the area, which once served as a makeshift migrant holding site for the federal agency.
The Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Border Patrol, had given Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton until Friday to say the state would relent and allow federal agents inside Shelby Park. On Friday, however, Paxton rebuffed that demand, saying Texas state officials would not allow DHS to turn the area into an “unofficial and unlawful port of entry.”
So what happens now?
Well, the Biden administration could attempt to federalize the Texas National Guard.
But Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that he is “prepared” for such a move and he is warning that it would be “a total disaster” for Joe Biden…
Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke with Tucker Carlson on Friday, telling him that he’s going to “do as much as possible to put up more border barriers and deny illegal entry,” and that “our head is down we are working regardless of what the Biden Administration is doing.”
Abbott told Carlson that he’s “prepared” in the event that Biden tries to take over the Texas National Guard.
“That would be a boneheaded move on his part, a total disaster,” he said. “We are prepared, in the event that that unlikely event does occur.”
“We do have other armed state employees on the border as we speak right this minute, and that’s the Texas Department of Public Safety, as well as other law enforcement officers, as well as national Guard from other states. And you can be assured there will be more national Guard from other states and more law enforcement officers within the state of Texas and other states.”
Of course it isn’t just National Guard troops from Texas that are down there.
National Guard troops and other security personnel from a number of other states have already been deployed to Texas, and more continue to arrive.
For example, Idaho Governor Brad Little just announced “that he plans to send more Idaho State Police troopers to the U.S.-Mexico border”…
Gov. Brad Little announced Friday that he plans to send more Idaho State Police troopers to the U.S.-Mexico border “to assist with securing our nation’s border,” as Texas is in the middle of a legal standoff with the federal government over border security.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier this week that federal agents have the authority to take down razor wire that Texas law enforcement agencies placed along the southern border in an attempt to keep migrants out of the country. Texas authorities have since occupied a public park near the Rio Grande River in an attempt to keep federal authorities out.
Texas’s actions have been supported by Little and a majority of Republican governors.
Meanwhile, a massive convoy of truckers will be departing for the southern border this week.
The following comes from a Vice article that is obviously not enthusiastic about what these truckers are trying to do…
A trucker convoy of “patriots” is heading to the U.S. border with Mexico next week, as the standoff between Texas and the federal government intensifies.
The organizers of the “Take Our Border Back” convoy have called themselves “God’s army” and say they’re on a mission to stand up against the “globalists” who they claim are conspiring to keep U.S. borders open and destroy the country.
“This is a biblical, monumental moment that’s been put together by God,” one convoy organizer said on a recent planning call. “We are besieged on all sides by dark forces of evil,” said another. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. It is time for the remnant to rise.” (The remnant, from the Book of Revelation, are the ones who remain faithful to Jesus Christ in times of crisis).
The convoy will leave Virginia Beach on Monday, and the plan is for it to arrive on the southern border in early February…
The organizers current plan is for the convoy to depart Virginia Beach on Monday and snake down through the southeast, stopping over in Jacksonville, Florida before making its way to several stops along the border. The convoy will then split up for separate rallies on Feb. 3, one near Eagle Pass, Texas, a second in Yuma, Arizona, and a third in San Ysidro, California.
A group of six patriot-world influencers, including Kim Yeater, who runs a self-empowerment self-help group and an anti-voter fraud group, started organizing the convoy around a month ago. “God’s army is rising up,” she said on the planning call. “We all have been chosen for this time.”
Hopefully the showdown that is developing on the border can be resolved through peaceful negotiations.
A “border deal” is being promoted as the solution by some members of Congress, but the deal that is on the table at the moment “would still allow as many as 150,000 illegal crossings per month”…
As Republican governors circle the wagon around Texas, President Biden on Saturday doubled down on a reluctant agreement to secure the southern US border – but only if if Congress passes a bipartisan bill that would also allocate funds for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan, and would still allow as many as 150,000 illegal crossings per month.
Needless to say, that is not even close to acceptable.
Of course it is unlikely that Joe Biden will ever agree to a deal that actually secures the border.
At the same time that negotiations over a “border deal” are taking place, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are getting ready to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas…
House Republicans on Sunday released two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas as they vowed to swiftly push forward with election-year efforts to oust him over what they call his failure to manage the U.S.-Mexico border. The rare step against a Cabinet member drew outrage from Democrats and the agency as a politically motivated stunt lacking the constitutional basis to remove Mayorkas from office.
Republicans contend Mayorkas is guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors” that amount to a “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” on immigration and a “breach of the public trust.” Impeachment, they say, is “Congress’s only viable option.”
It will be interesting to see if this actually happens.
The Republicans have a razor thin majority in the House, and so they would only be able to lose a few votes and still succeed in impeaching Mayorkas.
Before I end this article, there is one more thing that I wanted to mention.
A group of former intelligence officials has sent a letter to Congress warning about the tsunami of “military aged men from across the globe” that has been coming across our wide open southern border…
Ten retired FBI directors and experts in counter-intelligence warned Congress that the border crisis under President Joe Biden has allowed “military aged men from across the globe” to easily enter the United States. The Ex-FBI officials declared that the U.S. is “extraordinarily less safe and secure” because of the invasion.
Ten notable former FBI officials wrote a letter to congressional leaders warning that the country is facing a “new and imminent danger” because of the flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border.
“As former senior executives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation with deep experience combatting dangers to the nation, we write to express our concern about a current, specific threat that may be one of the most pernicious ever to menace the United States,” the letter began.
Personally, I am deeply concerned about the thousands upon thousands of “military aged men” from China that have been coming across.
Often, they come across in large groups with matching shoes and matching backpacks.
Are the Chinese pre-positioning assets because they realize that a war between the U.S. and China is rapidly approaching?
The way that the Biden administration has been handling the crisis on the southern border is truly a massive threat to our national security.
Vast hordes of “military aged men” from China, the Middle East and elsewhere have already poured over the border, and at this point nobody knows where they have gone or what they are preparing to do.
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