This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
Are we headed for a major constitutional crisis? Texas Governor Greg Abbott is not backing down, and a whole bunch of other red states have publicly announced that they support what he is doing. In response, the Biden administration has reportedly issued a 24-hour ultimatum and is warning that Texas will “face the consequences” if the Texas National Guard does not stand down.
I honestly do not remember the last time we witnessed a conflict of this magnitude between the federal government and a state government. Of course, none of this is going to be good for Biden’s chances of winning in November, because there will be a constant focus on the border until this standoff is resolved.
Following the Supreme Court’s stunning decision in favor of the Biden administration, Texas Governor Greg Abbott invoked the right to self-defense in Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution…
After the Supreme Court vacated an injunction against the Biden administration cutting razor wire along the US-Mexico border installed by the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has declared an “invasion” and invoked the right to “self-defense.”
“The failure of the Biden administration to fulfill the duties imposed by Article IV section 4 has triggered Article 1, section 10, Clause 3, which reserves to this State the right of self-defense,” Abbott said. “For these reasons, I have already declared an invasion under Article I, section 10, Clause 3 to invoke Texas’s constitutional authority to defend and protect itself.”
It would have probably been smart for Joe Biden to just let this go.
But that wasn’t going to happen.
The Biden administration appears to be determined to keep the border wide open, and reporter Simon Ateba is telling us that Biden has given Abbott “until tomorrow to allow federal agents to cut swaths of razor wire installed at the southern border”…
BREAKING: President Biden gives Governor Greg Abbott @GregAbbott_TX until tomorrow to allow federal agents to cut swaths of razor wire installed at the southern border by the state or face the consequences.
NOTE: Biden can federalize Texas National Guard leaving Abbott with no power to resist federal might.
NOTE: Biden, as President, has the authority to federalize National Guard units, bringing them under the control of the federal government.
NOTE: However, this is typically done in specific circumstances and with legal justifications, such as responding to a national emergency or protecting federal interests.
If Abbott does not comply, what will Biden do?
Will he invade Texas?
Of course not.
But Biden could attempt to federalize the Texas National Guard.
So what would happen if some or all of those troops refused to follow Biden’s orders?
This whole situation could potentially get really crazy.
Needless to say, Donald Trump was going to have something to say about all of this.
He is calling for all “willing states to deploy their [national guard] to Texas” in order to help protect the border.
Ultimately, this is not just a showdown between Joe Biden and Texas.
Reporter Bill Melugin has posted a long list of red states that have publicly announced that they are standing with the Lone Star State…
Updated list of states announcing they stand w/ Texas in border dispute w/ federal government.
Several of these states have also previously sent physical help. State troopers, etc.
Since he posted that list, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, and Wyoming have also come on board.
And it is now being reported that “25 Republican governors just signed a joint letter” in support of Texas.
Conservatives all over the nation have had enough.
Millions of people have been pouring over our wide open borders, and this has created a crisis of epic proportions.
TC Shorts: The Invasion pic.twitter.com/uSIqE22Tcm
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) January 17, 2024
What most Americans don’t realize is that NGOs that are funded with your tax dollars are helping migrants travel to our southern border.
Once they are processed at the border, billions of your tax dollars are being used to resettle them in communities all across America…
A U.S. federal government agency spent $20 billion in 2022 and 2023 on refugee resettlement as the number of migrants entering the country reached record levels.
The nonprofit OpenTheBooks released a report that found the U.S. agency Office of Refugee Resettlement spent the money as the number of migrant encounters at the border reached 2.5 million in 2023.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement spent $8.9 billion in fiscal year 2022 and $10.9 billion in fiscal year 2023, according to OpenTheBooks’ report.
I don’t even have the words to describe how massive this crisis is, and our own money is being used to fund it.
And once they arrive in communities all over the nation, the new arrivals are overwhelming systems that we all depend upon.
For example, Denver Health has been losing millions upon millions of dollars because so many migrants are using health services that they cannot pay for…
Denver Health CEO Donna Lynne warned the center is in a crucial moment due to unexpected costs associated with immigrant visits.
What I think is not being said is that Denver Health is at a critical, critical point and that we need to take this up in 2024,” Lynne told the Denver City Council, according to the Denver Post.
Eight-thousand migrants from Central America accounted for approximately 20,000 visits in 2023. Denver Health asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide funds for immigrants’ medical costs. The state and federal governments aren’t reimbursing the hospital, which spent $136 million for patients who didn’t pay.
There are hundreds of millions of people all over the globe that would love to relocate here.
But we simply do not have the resources to support them all.
Those who wish to live in the United States are supposed to go through the legal system of immigration.
That is how it is supposed to work.
But instead, the Biden administration has left the back door completely wide open, and now millions of desperate people are pouring into this country each year.
The stage is being set for unprecedented chaos in our major cities, and our federal government will not be able to control it.
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