We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
"Your sustained dereliction of duty compels Texas to invoke the powers reserved in Article I, § 10, Clause 3, which represents ‘an acknowledgement of the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders,’” Abbott rote, citing the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in Arizona v. US.
Abbott also said the nation's founders knew a future president "might abandon his obligation to safeguard the States from an extraordinary inflow of people who have no legal right of entry.
“They foresaw your failures. In the more than 240 years of our great nation, no Administration has done more than yours to place the States in ‘imminent Danger’ – a direct result of your policy decisions and refusal to deliver on the Article IV, § 4 guarantee," he added. "In the absence of action by your Administration to secure the border, every act by Texas officials is taken pursuant to the authority that the Founders recognized in Article I, § 10, Clause 3.”
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials lost track of 150,000 migrants that entered the United States due to the Biden administration's "no processing" immigration policy, a training video from the federal agency shows.
The Biden administration launched "Operation Horizon" in November 2021 to try to locate 150,000 migrants that were released in the summer earlier that year, but the training videos published Tuesday by Fox News show that officials had difficulty tracking down the migrants due to a lack of identifying information.
An ICE official said in a video that the 150,000 migrants "were issued a piece of paper that said, ‘go find somebody in ICE,’ and that was pretty much it. There was no processing."
Since March 2021, Customs and Border Patrol has been releasing migrants on "prosecutorial discretion or humanitarian parole and directing them to report to the nearest ICE office where they intend to reside," a narrator said in one training video.
"This process does not address the underlying challenges regarding ICE's congressionally mandated responsibility to locate, arrest and place into removal proceedings those noncitizens who are not in possession of a valid, unexpired entry document. Under Operation Horizon, ICE law enforcement officers will identify, locate and place into removal proceedings those noncitizens who CBP released into the United States after March 15, 2021," the official said.
Customs and Border Patrol reported encountering a record number of 2.4 million migrants last fiscal year.
The training videos are part of discovery in Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security and other border agencies for not following federal immigration law.
YUMA, Ariz. – Farmers watched in confusion Wednesday as crews removed the stacks of shipping containers filling gaps in the unfinished border wall between Arizona and Mexico.
"It was working," Pasquinelli Produce Company President Alex Muller told Fox News. "It wasn't bothering the farmers. It wasn't bothering anybody that lives on the border because it doesn't affect them. And they're gone. In one day."
Then-Gov. Doug Ducey ordered construction of the container wall over the summer to plug gaps in the unfinished border wall. The work was about a third complete last month when the state agreed to remove the containers under pressure from the Biden administration and protesters concerned about environmental impacts.
"There was nothing impacting the environment in any way," Muller said. "That’s ridiculous."