One of the most important stretches of border between Mexico and the United States is located near Del Rio, Texas, across the Rio Grande River.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is moving on construction to complete a physical barrier he swore to finish for the people of Texas and America. It will specifically aid in the enforcement of Texas laws by providing legal provisions for the capture of trespassers.
Remember the motto: “Don’t Mess With Texas.”
Texas Attorney Brent Smith observed, “The state of Texas, as a sovereign political entity, has the inherent authority to enforce its borders and protect its citizens. Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that the federal government shall protect each state of the Union against invasion. It is not voluntary. It is a constitutional mandate created to guarantee the protection of all the states in the Union. Anticipating that the federal government may not follow the constitutional mandate, the framers added something else, another guarantee for the states. Under Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, the states reserved their sovereign authority to act in the protection of their citizens when threatened by “invasion or imminent harm.”
Temporary fences may not prevent incursions, but they can be the basis for police to detain individuals. As Donald Trump stated, a wall is necessary to stop illegal immigration on the southern border. But, with increased drug movement as reported recently, it is even more imperative for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to use fences even if they can be cut down or hopped over. It is because of the legal divisions between the state and federal jurisdictions.
Placing “No Trespassing” signs The Department of Public Safety can assert its responsibility for statewide law enforcement and vehicle use. In a landmark effort to distinguish state and federal jurisdictions, Gov. Abbott will protect his state following local laws rather than appealing to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
Right now, under Joe Biden, federal enforcement of immigration laws is falling. Therefore, Texas law enforcement must arrest individuals on local charges and use jail for holding until they are brought up on these charges of violating Texas law.
Expanding enforcement and reducing the time and transfer of illegal aliens in a maze of bureaucracy violations will decrease. It means that migrants who break through the Texas border will be treated appropriately to commit criminal offenses.