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Texas Counties Declare Border Invasion Disaster

Our friends at NewsMax report that Kinney, Goliad, Terrell, and Uvalde counties this week

issued disaster declarations and called on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to enforce federal immigration laws.

Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan was one of several county officials to declare a "local state of disaster" due to the surge in migrant border encounters.

In a draft news release shared with CHQ, Judge Shahan said:

Since January 2021, more than 3.2 million illegal aliens have been apprehended after unlawfully entering the United States. 1 More than 800,000 illegal aliens have avoided apprehension while unlawfully entering the United States and remain unaccounted for within our nation. 2 So far this year, CBP has identified more than 50 known terrorists who have unlawfully entered the United States through our unsecured border with Mexico. 3 The sophisticated human smuggling and drug trafficking organizations that facilitate these criminal acts are spearheaded by violent international drug cartels who have operational control over our unsecured U.S./Mexico border.

During the month of June, Kinney County law enforcement has prevented over 67 smuggling attempts along our roadways. During the month of May, Kinney County law enforcement documented over 4,000 illegal aliens who avoided apprehension by Border Patrol and whose whereabouts are currently unknown. This past week included the unfortunate deaths of 3 illegal aliens who were involved with human smuggling in Kinney County. Kinney County (Brackettville) has been forced to militarize our school campus with vehicle barriers to prevent high speed chases from entering campus and injuring children.

As a Texan, this is not acceptable. We will no longer allow the sovereignty of Texas to be invaded by those unwilling to obey our laws. The safety of Texans should come before the comfort of those who unlawfully enter our state and place our residents in harm’s way.

Texas border counties' officials on Tuesday argued that President Joe Biden had given up the federal government's constitutional duty to defend states from invasion and "domestic violence."

Thus, the officials said, states have the constitutional right to protect themselves from "imminent danger."

Calls to invoke the U.S. and state constitutions to declare an invasion have been based on a legal theory promoted in February by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

"The violence and lawlessness at the border caused by transnational cartels and gangs satisfies the definition of an 'invasion' under the U.S. Constitution, and Arizona therefore has the power to defend itself from this invasion under the Governor's authority as Commander-in-Chief," Brnovich wrote in a legal opinion.

"An actual invasion permits the State to engage in defensive actions within its own territory at or near its border."

Brnovich added that the Constitution's definition of invasion applied not only to hostile foreign states, but also to "hostile non-state actors."

"We don't want to lose America," Shahan said, the newspaper reported. "The Biden administration won't do a thing about it. They could stop this thing this hour. They could stop it now."

NewsMax reported officials said that human smugglers have been causing damage to property when they try to evade local law enforcement on their highways and county roads, the Texas Tribune reported. The sheriff's offices are overwhelmed by the amount of smuggling that has taken away from their other duties.

Last August, Abbott authorized the Texas National Guard to arrest people who illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and violated state law. That came a month after ordering Guard members to assist the Texas Department of Public Safety in arresting illegal immigrants for breaking state laws.

Then in April, Abbott began sending migrants from Texas to Washington, D.C., after the Biden administration had transported immigrants to places around the United States.

Click here to read the Kenney County, Texas, Declaration of Invasion.

  • Texas border counties

  • illegal immigration

  • Biden administration

  • immigration enforcement

  • Kinney County Judge Tully Shahan

  • Goliad

  • Terrell

  • Uvalde

  • human smuggling

  • immigrant deaths

  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich

  • invasion

  • Texas National Guard

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Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
Jul 08, 2022

China gets our oil reserves? What does Biden owe China? What are the bidens on the hook for?, big guy iies, Americans owe China nothing. Last thing we received was poison pet food, lead painted toys ,fxxxed up dry and the virus that they have yet to admit too. Our emergency reserves being paid for by slave labor profits. ANOTHER HUNTER BROKER DEAL?


The big question is this: will Governor Abbot do anything while standing up to the corrupt Biden DOJ? I think Texas' interests might be better served with Allen West in the governor's mansion. (I do not live in Texas, but I contributed to Col. West's recent campaign.)



Abbott won't act unless he is pushed into a corner on the issue by powerful political forces. He is not the conservative leader that many around the country think he is. He is still holding onto his emergency authority in regard to COVID-19 despite Texas running just fine without interference. He needs to act on this, but will he?

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Sadly, I do not think he will. He is just another career politician, in my humble opinion, sir.


robert sanders
robert sanders
Jul 07, 2022

well, all gov. Abbott has to do is call out for the texas citizens to help and we will all be there.

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I'm with You! Get off your arse Abbott & we'll Aaaaall step Up to stop this INVASION!


This is a disgrace to our counry. Never in all my 73 years have i ever heard of a US President allowing or should I say encouraging the invasion on our US soil by unauthorized immigrants and criminals to overrun our country and by doing so is encouraging our citizens to be unsafe in their own home and state. Why are we not beginning impeachment procedures?

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But the GOP has been a huge failure, as well. Just look at the 2018 and 2020 elections. The Republican Party has been getting worse and worse since they let Senators Biden and Kennedy scuttle Robert Bork's 1987 Supreme Court nomination (and almost blew Clarence Thomas' nomination four years later).

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