Let Texas Protect the Border

Who is responsible for securing the border? This is the biggest question in 2024, as the Federal Government and Texas State Government have repeatedly clashed over the border sovereignty issue. In March, the Biden Administration asked the Supreme Court to block a splendid new Texas law against illegal aliens, SB 4. In response, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed his vigorous response in full support of this law. 

SB 4 strengthens the ability of Texas law enforcement officials and judges to take appropriate action against illegal aliens, including making it a state crime for them to enter or re-enter Texas unlawfully. A state judge is authorized to order a convicted illegal alien to be transported by state officials to an official port of entry along the border, where he can then be deported by the federal government back to Mexico. 

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit expedited this case and held oral argument on April 3rd, but the Biden Administration demanded an immediate injunction from the Supreme Court against this good law back in March. The Court granted a temporary administrative stay to Biden that blocks this law pending a further ruling by the high court, which is expected later this month. 

The Constitution recognizes that every State retains the sovereign power to defend itself against a foreign invasion, which is what the illegal migration over the Texas-Mexico border by millions of people, organized and directed by armed transnational drug cartels, really is. Biden has deliberately chosen not to enforce federal laws against these crimes, but he should not be able to stop Texas from enforcing its own laws consistent with the unenforced federal laws. 

If there are no borders, there is no nation. The Biden Administration has shown time and time again that they do not care. Biden and the Democrats have their priorities set on importing millions of new Democratic voters and irreversibly skewing elections in their favor. 

This post originally appeared at https://www.phyllisschlafly.com/constitution/let-texas-protect-the-border/

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