The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is the dangerous open border polices of the Biden administration. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed a new law that empowers local officials to arrest migrants who enter Texas illegally.
to Katelynn Richardson at The Daily Signal, the U.S. Justice Department
has threatened to sue the state if Texas enforces the law to arrest illegal
aliens entering Texas. The Department of Justice claims that the law is
unconstitutional because the responsibility for controlling international
borders belongs to the federal government. Governor Abbott made the following
statement according to Richardson:
“President [Joe Biden has repeatedly
refused to enforce federal immigration laws already on the books and do his job
to secure the border,” Abbott previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“In his absence, Texas has the constitutional authority to secure our border
through historic laws like SB4. Texas will take this fight all the way to the
U.S. Supreme Court if necessary to protect Texans from President Biden’s
dangerous open-border policies.”
The Justice Department’s letter cites a
2012 Supreme Court ruling that found Arizona’s state immigration laws,
including one that made it a crime to be in the state without authorization, were
preempted by federal law, according to the Houston Chronicle.
“Indeed, the Supreme Court has confirmed
that ‘the removal process’ must be ‘entrusted to the discretion of the Federal
Government’ because a ‘decision on removability’ touches ‘on foreign relations
and must be made with one voice,’” the letter states, per the newspaper.
The American Civil Liberties Union sued
Texas the day after Abbott signed the law, arguing in the lawsuit filed on
behalf of Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center, American Gateways, and the
County of El Paso, Texas, that the law oversteps federal authority.
Chuck DeVore, chief national initiatives
officer at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, told the Daily Caller News
Foundation in November that the measures in Texas’ bill are “fundamentally
different” than the ones in the Arizona law that the Supreme Court struck down.
Texas’s law offers those crossing illegally the choice of returning to Mexico
or facing the threat of arrest for being in the state illegally, while Arizona’s
law was “essentially affirmatively enforcing federal immigration law insofar as
asking people for their status and then acting upon that,” he said.
Abbot’s office did not immediately respond
to a request for comment.
The difference in
the two laws – one from Arizona that was shot down and one from Texas that is
being threatened – may be enough to force the Federal Government to do something
to slow or stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. If the
flood continues as it is, Americans will have lost their country.
However, the real
dangers come from people living within the borders of the United States. Some
of them are people who are here on visas, while others American. Some are
actively working to destroy the American way of life, but others refuse to see
the dangers overtaking America.
If Biden gets
re-elected and continues the same policies that he has followed for the past
three years, there will be no coming back without a miracle from God.