Former President Donald Trump weighed in on the current disagreement between the state of Texas and the federal government over migrant crossings this week, recommending that individual states use their respective National Guards to deport migrants. The comments came after governors of half of the nation’s states issued support to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) in his efforts.
Trump wrote on social media that he sought for individual states to deploy their National Guards to the Lone Star State to “prevent the entry of Illegals, and to remove them back to the Border.” He further called on Americans to “support the commonsense measures” by Texas to “protect the Safety, Security and Sovereignty of Texas and of the American people.”
“In the face of this National Security, Public Safety and Public Health Catastrophe, Texas has rightly invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution and must be given full support to repel the Invasion,” Trump wrote.
Trump wrote that a potential congressional deal on the border crisis would be a mistake unless it results in a “Strong, Powerful and essentially “PERFECT” Border.” He said that a poor deal would wind up leading to a continuation of “the unsustainable Invasion,” which he called a “DEATH WISH for the U.S.A.!”
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He further said that the country is “in serious trouble” and that such a border deal would be “another Gift to the Radical Left Democrats.” Trump wrote that Democrats “need” such a deal, but “don’t care about our Border.”
He then said that during his administration, the country had the “Safest and Most Secure Border in the History of our Country, and now we have the WORST.”
Abbott’s measures have received significant support from many of the nation’s governors. There is a current disagreement over the deployment of razor wire along the border after a recent surge of migrants.
A federal report showed that since President Joe Biden took office in 2021, millions of illegal aliens had entered the country. This included more than two million last year alone, setting a new record.