FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2022
Declaration of a State of Disaster
“WHEREAS, since January 2021, more than 3.2 million illegal aliens have been apprehended after unlawfully entering the United States.”
Texans for Strong Borders commends the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) of Texas for unanimously passing the attached resolution, titled “Resolution on the Declaration of a State of Disaster,” to address the current border crisis.
During their 3rd quarter general meeting last week, the SREC passed this border resolution through the Resolution Committee and a SREC member vote, with the intent to be officially adopted by the Republican Party of Texas.
The SREC border resolution asks the governor to declare an invasion, utilize his authority imbued to him from the Texas Constitution, and actively work to stop the invasion. This is what we have been calling for as well!
“The Republican Party of Texas requests the Governor of Texas, as Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, to declare the existence of an invasion on its border with Mexico and to take necessary actions to preserve and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Texas.”
Governor Greg Abbott must use the authority given to him via the Texas Constitution and U.S. Constitution to turn off the flood of illegal aliens and drugs that are pouring into our country unchecked!
With more than 2 million “encounters” with illegal border-crossers over the past year, more than any year in history, restoring order may seem like an insuperable task.
As we saw in the aftermath of Trump’s election and during the first months of his presidency, a simple expression of will can have a huge influence on prospective illegal aliens and their smugglers.” We must secure our border while we still have time!
We have a moral and ethical obligation to shut down our border to stop the trafficking of children into our country. “US-Mexico Border encounters of unaccompanied migrant children has jumped to 267,000 since Biden took office.” We are experiencing a disaster at our southern border and it should be treated as such!
The Texas Farm Bureau is also asking for the crisis at our southern border to be addressed. “The Texas Farm Bureau asks federal and state authorities to help mitigate this problem, as soon as possible. Farm Bureau letter to Biden administration urges “swift action.”
Texas must take decisive action to secure the border, especially when the Biden administration refuses to fulfill its duty to guarantee the security of American citizens.
Texas for Strong Borders is a grassroots organization that works to stop the irresponsible overflow of illegal aliens coming into the United States. We believe in an America First approach towards immigration and addressing the crisis at our southern border head on.
To learn more, visit us at strongborders.org or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @StrongBordersTX.
Resolution on the Declaration of a State of Disaster
WHEREAS, the health, safety, and welfare of Texas residents are under an imminent threat of disaster from the unprecedented levels of illegal immigration, human trafficking, and drug smuggling coming across the U.S. border from Mexico; and
WHEREAS, since January 2021, more than 3.2 million illegal aliens have been apprehended after unlawfully entering the United States. More than 800,000 illegal aliens have avoided apprehension while unlawfully entering the United States and remain unaccounted for within our nation. 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. The unprecedented amount of human trafficking, combined with the smuggling of fentanyl and other opioids infiltrating our border with Mexico has killed over 71,238 American citizens. 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; and
WHEREAS, the ongoing immigration crisis on the Texas border is not acceptable, and has resulted in a security threat and humanitarian disaster with overwhelming consequences to Texans; and WHEREAS, several counties in Texas have determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to ensure the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of county residents; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the current situation constitutes an invasion of Texas as the term “invasion” is used in Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to Section 431.111 of the Texas Government Code (Calling of Forces by Governor) and Article 4, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution (Governor as Commander-in-Chief of Military Forces), the Republican Party of Texas requests the Governor of Texas, as Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, to declare the existence of an invasion on its border with Mexico and to take necessary actions to preserve and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Texas; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution hereby requests the Governor of Texas to act under the constitutional authority granted unto him under Article 4, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution and to immediately remove all persons invading the sovereignty of Texas and of the United States; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a state of disaster should be declared for all of Texas, pursuant to Section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to Section 418.108(b) of the Texas Government Code, the state of disaster should continue until rescinded by the governor; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that pursuant to Section 418.108(c) of the Texas Government Code, the declaration of a state of disaster should be given prompt and general publicity; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this declaration should authorize the use of all lawfully available resources and the authority granted under both the Constitution of Texas and the Constitution of the United States; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the office of the Governor of Texas.