Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is being urged to militarize and expand the Texas State Guard to counter potential aggressive actions by the Biden White House.
This advice followed the brazen suggestion by Democratic U.S. House members Greg Casar and Joaquin Castro of Texas. The two encouraged Biden to submit the Texas National Guard to federal control if the governor continued to attempt to halt illegal immigration into his state.
The president would use a protocol known as Title 10 status to federalize the state entity.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowly ruled Border Patrol agents may dismantle razor wire installed by the state to guard its border with Mexico. As expected, Abbott had a strong reaction.
The governor issued a letter two days later declaring the illegal migrant crisis an “invasion.” Abbott said he invoked Texas’ “constitutional authority to defend and protect itself” against the millions of unvetted illegals pouring across the border.
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He said this duty to defend its citizens “is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary.”
This prompted a strong suggestion from Lone Star State patriot Daniel Miller, the president of the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM). He posted on X, formerly Twitter, that Abbott should take decisive action if the National Guard is federalized.
Miller called for the State Guard to be dramatically expanded and stationed along the Mexican border to protect Texas citizens from the invasion.
He declared, “If Biden federalizes the Texas National Guard, Greg Abbott should immediately throw enlistment in the Texas State Guard WIDE OPEN, fully militarize them, and deploy them as a Border Protection Force along the entire border.”
Democrats know that there is a mechanism for Biden to federalize the Texas Army National Guard and Texas Air National Guard.
That does not exist, however, for the State Guard.
That force currently consists of roughly 1,900 members, far smaller than the Texas National Guard and its 23,000 personnel. The National Guard is being utilized by Abbott to attempt to stop the deluge of illegal migrants into the state, drawing the ire of Democratic open borders extremists.