Last Updated on August 11, 2022
As Texas Governor Greg Abbott continues vying for news coverage by spending taxpayer dollars to bus illegal immigrants to New York, NYC Mayor Eric Adams has begun to threaten to ship New Yorkers down to Texas.
Adams proposed sending New York Democrat political activists to Texas to campaign against Gov. Abbott in his gubernatorial campaign.
“I already called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote, and I am deeply contemplating taking a busload of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good old-fashioned door knocking because, for the good of America, we have to get him out of office,” the New York City mayor said at a press conference on Tuesday.
Abbott launched his campaign to send illegal aliens deeper into the country in April, claiming it was part of an anti-illegal immigration effort to push Democrats to adopt stricter immigration policies.
While the Texas governor’s bizarre scheme has enabled immigrants to spread all across the United States, it seems it has done nothing to help ease the immigration crisis the state is currently facing.
After spending a whopping $1.6 million to cover the transportation of illegal immigrants to Northern states, Abbott has begun to receive criticism from Texas Conservatives. “These are illegal aliens and foreign invaders. Why are you giving them what they want, and busing them deeper into the country? Ship them back across the border,” a prominent political activist in Texas, Michael Quinn Sullivan, said of the immigration escapade.
Matt Rinaldi, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas, has called on Abbott to “take bold action to stop” the Southern Border crisis.
“Declare an invasion, and direct state officers to deliver illegal aliens back over the border. This is necessary to defend the safety and sovereignty of our state,” Rinaldi encouraged Abbott in a Newsweek op-ed published Tuesday.
Texas Republicans are calling on @GregAbbott_TX to take his commitment to defending our border a step farther, declare an invasion, and direct state officers to deliver illegal aliens back over the border.https://t.co/THJR7TvICE #txlege
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) August 9, 2022
Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution enables state leaders like Gov. Abbott to declare an invasion and take action secure the border regardless of federal government cooperation or lack of action.
Article I, Section 10, Clause 3 states: “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.”
As nine Texas counties have officially declared an “invasion” due to the wide open border, the heat is on Abbott to end his bussing of illegal aliens, and begin taking reasonable and practical action to ease the raging border crisis.
READ MORE: Three Texas Counties Declare Border Emergency Over ‘Unprecedented’ Illegal Immigration Crisis
Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake pledged to secure the border in the state if elected. “As governor, I will issue a declaration of invasion, finish President Trump’s wall, blow up the cartels’ drug tunnels and surveillance drones, and deploy the Arizona National Guard to stop illegals from entering. Arizona is our home and I will do everything in my power to defend our families,” Lake explained.
Former State senator Don Huffines echoed Rinaldi and Sullivan’s sentiments Wednesday. “Abbott hasn’t done nearly what he could or should be doing. It is time for Greg Abbott to declare an invasion and deport all illegal aliens,” Huffines posted on Twitter.
Stay tuned to National File for any updates.