Former President Trump chimed in on the unfolding border situation in Texas between state officials and the federal Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), saying that President Biden is “unbelievable” for what he’s done.
“Joe Biden has surrendered our border and is aiding and abetting a massive invasion of millions of illegal migrants into the United States,” Trump said in a Thursday post to Truth Social.
“Instead of fighting to protect our country from this onslaught, Biden is, unbelievably, fighting to tie the hands of Governor [Greg] 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,” Trump continued.
The comments come as the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas National Guard are engaged in a high-profile conflict with the Biden administration over the use of razor wire along the Rio Grande river separating Texas and Mexico.
Last week, the US Supreme Court allowed the Biden administration to remove the razor wire while a court case plays out – however Texas has remained defiant, and instead deployed more razor wire at the border.
As the Epoch Times notes, some legal experts have pointed out that the Supreme Court decision doesn’t actually prohibit Texas from installing more razor wire – it just allows federal officials to cut it.
Rallying around Abbott
In a Jan. 24 letter, Abbott accused Biden of having “broken the compact between the United States and the states” regarding immigration policy, which has increased demands for the federalization of the National Guard.
Mr. Abbott issued the letter, maintaining his position that illegal immigration is an “invasion” of Texas.
He further stated that he had used “Texas’ constitutional authority to defend and protect itself,” stating that this authority “is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.”
The letter asserted that President Biden had “violated his oath” and “instructed his agencies to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention of illegal immigrants.” It also stated that the impact of federal policy “is to illegally allow their en masse parole into the United States.”
“Under President Biden’s lawless border policies, more than 6 million illegal immigrants have crossed our southern border in just three years.
“That is more than the population of 33 different states in this country. This illegal refusal to protect the states has inflicted unprecedented harm on the people all across the United States.” –Epoch Times
What’s more, a coalition of 25 Republican governors have signed a letter in support of the Texas resistance.
Here is the joint letter with 25 governors supporting the Texas Border Resistance against our rogue federal government.
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 25, 2024
Meanwhile, Ten retired FBI officials and experts in counterintelligence sent a letter to Congressional leaders warning that the Biden administration’s policies have facilitated a “soft invasion” of military-age men into the United States from terror-linked areas of the world.
This sobering letter from former FBI, Homeland Security, and other law enforcement officials describes the chilling reality of why @POTUS’s open border is a clear and present danger to America. pic.twitter.com/JrlM6vKjVq
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 25, 2024