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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he is invoking the Texas “invasion clause” due to illegal immigration from Mexico, allowing his administration to use the National Guard to repel illegal aliens, construct a border wall, and deploy gun boats.
Abbott, a Republican, said that he will now “fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion.”
“I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. [and the] Texas Constitutions” to make the declaration, Abbott wrote on social media. “I’m using that constitutional authority [and] other authorization [and] Executive Orders to keep our state [and] country safe.”
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