Texas Governor Greg Abbott Invasion : Texas governor Greg Abbott labeled Rio Grande migration an invasion. His U.S. Department of Justice warned him that was wrong. The Department of Justice filed court documents arguing that Governor Abbott exceeded federal authority and could not term the situation an invasion under the Constitution.
Because the federal government controls national security and international policy, the Justice Department’s 13-page brief and roughly 150-page materials establish that “invasion” is a policy problem. The brief claims that the Constitution provides the U.S. central government jurisdiction over these issues.
The Justice Department defines an invasion as a violent foreign attack on a government to overthrow it. The Supreme Court heard a 1996 case showing how difficult the phrase was.
The Justice Department and Abbott are debating whether to install large buoys in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass to deter illegal immigrants. The Justice Department wrote to Senior U.S. District Judge David Alan Ezra to remove these flags from Tuesday’s Austin hearing.
Abbott’s first rationale for putting up the buoy was that a governor could act against an invasion without federal approval. Justice Department thinks you’re wrong. Abbott publicly stated that the growth in illegal drug sales over the border threatens Texas’ security.
Lots of people disagree with Abbott. In brief, supporting Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star” as a war, Republican Immigration Reform Law Institute attorney Matt Crapo compared it. Crapo refused to remove the buoys when ordered by the Justice Department because Texas could go to war if attacked.
The Andrés Manuel López Obrador government opposes the buoys because they believe the oceans are Mexican. The U.S. Department of Justice complains that the buoys violate the Rivers and Harbors Act 1899, which requires the Army Corps of Engineers to authorize navigable water development and harm U.S.-Mexico ties.
According to the lawsuit, Texas’s actions are hindering US-Mexico water management cooperation and damaging diplomatic relations. Even though the situation could worsen, the Justice Department says help is needed immediately to rectify the damage.