Just days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the invocation of the Invasion Clause of the U.S. and Texas Constitutions, the Texas national guard has already mobilized to the southern border in an effort to stem the damage and lawlessness created by the Biden Border Crisis.
Townhall reports that according to documents obtained by the Army Times and Texas Tribune, 'the Texas National Guard is deploying armored personnel carriers [APC] along the Texas-Mexico border. The M113 armored personnel carrier vehicles will be deployed at 10 positions along the border.' Additionally, "the Texas National Guard will also increase aircraft flights and security efforts," they report.
Townhall quotes 'the Military Department' in reporting,
These actions are part of a larger strategy to use every available tool to fight back against the record-breaking level of illegal immigration. The Texas National Guard is taking unprecedented measures to safeguard our border and to repel and turn-back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally.
APCs, designed to carry infantry soldiers across battlefields, are bulletproof and capable of withstanding small explosions; they can be equipped with a wide variety of weapons and feature tracks instead of wheels - sometimes leading observers to confuse them with tanks, which they are not. Lighter, wheeled APCs are sometimes seen carrying police SWAT teams to active crime scenes.
Last week, Gov. Abbott sent a letter to President Biden saying the federal government's "inaction" at the border forced his hand into making the invasion declaration. The letter reads:
Two years of inaction on your part now leave Texas with no choice but to escalate our efforts to secure our State. Your open-border policies, which have catalyzed an unprecedented crisis of illegal immigration, are the sole cause of Texas having to invoke our constitutional authority to defend ourselves.
Abbott also stated that Operation Lone Star has so far resulted in the following:
- 325,000 migrant apprehensions
- Over 21,900 criminal arrests
- The seizure of more than 352 million lethal doses of fentanyl.
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