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(FreedomWire.org) – Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is the latest supporter of a Texas Senate bill that would ban citizens from China , Russia, North Korea, and Iran from purchasing land in the state.

The bill, which was proposed by state state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (R) in November, aims to stem foreign influence in Texas.

It would do so by disallowing the purchase or acquisition of property by citizens or companies based in the four countries, according to the Texas Tribune.

Last week, Abbott said he would sign the proposed bill if it passes the state legislature, joining Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and former President Donald Trump in supporting bans on foreign land investment in the United States.

Kolkhorst told the Texas Tribune, the bill “will make crystal clear that the prohibitions do not apply to United States citizens and lawful permanent residents.”

State Rep. Gene Wu, a Houston Democrat, said the bill reminds him of other anti-Chinese legislation, such as the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, which limited Chinese immigration. Wu also asked why the Republican Party was focused on China instead of other communist countries like Cuba or Vietnam.

“We oppose communist countries, right?” Wu asked. “Where’s Cuba? Where’s Venezuela? Where’s Vietnam? You say that we oppose countries that are hostile to our country? Great, where is Saudi Arabia? Where is Afghanistan? Where are all these other places that have caused our country harm? It becomes a real slippery slope.”

Republicans are concerned about the number of foreign land holdings in the U.S. Foreign investors held interest in approximately 40 million acres of U.S. agricultural land (forest and farmland) as of Dec. 31, 2021. The number is an increase of 2.4 million acres from December 2020, according to the Department of Agriculture’s 2021 land report . China only owned 383,000 of those acres nationwide, and the other three countries owned 3,000 acres cumulatively.

(FreedomWire.org) – Gov. Abbott has invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. Constitution to protect Texas Border Counties after Federal Government officials admit record high illegal immigration under the Biden Administration. 

In a letter to Border County Judges Tuesday, Gov. Abbott said:

“Thank you for the letter from your county expressing support for what Texas is doing to secure the border. As you know, President Biden has abandoned his responsibility to enforce immigration laws, and Congress has refused to hold the President accountable and has abandoned its own responsibility to use the immigration power given to it in Article I, § 8 of the U.S. Constitution.

Just two years ago, we had the fewest illegal crossings in decades. This past year under President Biden, an all-time record was set for the number of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

Texas has forcefully responded to Biden’s open border policies by doing more than any state in the history of America to do the federal government’s job to secure the border.

In my Executive Order GA-41, I invoked the Invasion Clauses of Article I, § 10 of the U.S. Constitution and Article IV, § 7 of the Texas Constitution to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to fight back against the invasion at our border. As Governor of Texas and commander-in-chief of its military forces, I am using that constitutional authority, as well as other authorization and Executive Orders to:

  • Deploy the National Guard to safeguard our border and to repel and turn back immigrants trying to cross the border illegally;
  • Deploy the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to arrest and return to the border immigrants who crossed illegally and deploy DPS to arrest illegal immigrants for criminal activity;
  • Build a border wall in multiple counties on the border;
  • Deploy gun boats to secure the border;
  • Designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations;
  • Enter into a compact with other states to secure the border;
  • Enter into agreements with foreign powers to enhance border security; and
  • Provide resources for border counties to increase their efforts to respond to the borderinvasion.

Texas has devoted more than $4 billion of Texas taxpayer dollars toward these and other efforts to secure the border and enhance public safety.

In January 2023 when the next Congress is sworn in, we must remind our representatives in Washington that securing the border is the federal government’s responsibility under Article I, § 8 and Article IV, § 4 of the U.S. Constitution. Congress should reimburse the State of Texas for the billions of dollars we have had to spend on border security in the Biden Administration’s absence. Federal officials who will not faithfully execute the immigrations laws should face hearings and even impeachment. Finally, Congress should amend statutes like 18 U.S.C. § 242 to ensure that our Troopers and Guardsmen are not exposed to federal criminal prosecution for protecting Texas against illegal entry between the ports of entry.

Join me in sending this urgent message to our congressional delegation, which has the power to act under Article I, § 8 of the U.S. Constitution. Texas has done more than its fair share for far too long. The time has come for the federal government to do its job.”

Abbott noted that Texas does not intend to act alone in this endeavor, and will enter into agreements with other states and foreign nations to secure the border.

Texans for Strong Borders reacts to Gov.Abbott’s border announcement.

(FreedomWire.org) – Days after Vice President Kamala Harris made the astounding claim that our southern border is secure, Texas Governor Greg Abbott turned up the heat and sent two busloads of migrants outside her DC home.

Two busloads of between 75 and 100 migrants were dropped off by a metro bus stop near Vice President Kamala Harris’s official residency in the Naval Observatory early Thursday by an exasperated Abbott.

Abbott said, “it is interesting that they all are concerned about a few dozen or a few 100 migrants coming to their town and we get that many per hour and in almost every community across the border. 

“So we’re dealing with this all the time, and I’m just helping out our local communities who are located on the border.

“Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by a few dozen migrants arriving on buses from Texas.

“It’s a fraction of what Texas faces on a daily basis.

“We will continue bussing migrants until Biden secures the border,” he said.

During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, Harris said the border was secure.

Chuck Todd said, “final topic here. We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?” 

Kamala said, “the border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”

Following remarks at a White House event on Thursday, a reporter asked Harris for a comment on Abbott’s latest stunt. She reportedly “looked at the reporter and continued walking without answering.” Clearly, she was not amused.

In March 2021, in the early days of the border crisis, President Joe Biden appointed Harris to be his border czar. After increasing public pressure, she finally traveled to the border three months later. But rather than visiting areas that had been hardest hit at the time, like the Rio Grande Valley Sector, she visited El Paso, Texas, where the situation was less dire.

According to Fox News, Harris told reporters she chose to go to El Paso because that “was where a number of Trump policies, like the Remain-in-Mexico policy and child separation policies, were implemented.”

Now, fifteen months later, conditions have spiraled out of control. There have been over two million migrant encounters at the border — so far — this fiscal year. Yet the vice president insists the border is secure.

(FreedomWire.org) – Another busload of illegal migrants arrived New York City from Texas on Saturday, bringing the number of illegals shipped there to 1,500. 

According to Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) 96 illegal migrants were transported on two buses, in effort to bring attention to the thousands of migrants crossing the southern border daily at the hands of President Joe Biden’s bad policies. 

“Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden’s absence at our border… We’ve made over 19,000 arrests, seized over 335.5M lethal fentanyl doses, & sent over 7,400 migrants on buses to DC and over 1,500 to NYC. While Biden ignores the crisis, Texas steps up,” Abbott said in a tweet. 

Reports say that the illegal migrants are being housed in 14 hotels across the Big Apple because the city’s shelter system is overloaded. 

As part of Operation Lone Star, Abbott previously said he decided its time for the Biden administration to see the problem they created, and then walked away from. 

“President Biden’s continued refusal to acknowledge the crisis caused by his open border policies,” Abbott said, adding “the State of Texas has had to take unprecedented action to keep our communities safe.”

The Texas governor chose New York City and Washington D.C. as a destination for the illegals because both of the Democrat-run cities have said they would welcome the migrants with open arms, that is before they thought they would have to actually deal with the crisis themselves. 

“[They can] receive the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about within the sanctuary city,” Abbott said earlier this month. 

He said he hopes the liberal mayors will follow through with their promises of welcoming all migrants with open arms so “that our overrun and overwhelmed border towns can find relief.” 

(FreedomWire.org) – Multiple Texas Counties have now issued “declarations of invasion” in response to the worsening border crisis. 

During a Sunday morning appearance on Fox News, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott put Biden’s illegal alien “invasion” into proper, eye-opening perspective.

Abbott said, “first, it was Texas leading the way in getting court decisions to keep the Remain in Mexico policy and keep the Title 42 policy in place. Obviously, as you point out, the Supreme Court has stricken down the Remain in Mexico policy.”

He went on to put it in to perspective just how bad it is, “let me just give you the numbers that were provided by the Biden administration. They predicted that after the elimination of these policies, we should have about 18,000 people coming across the border illegally per day.”

“Extrapolate that for an annual basis, you’re going to have more than 6 million people coming across the border a year.”

“We will have about one Houston coming across the border every year,” Abbott said.

“So this is going to be a total disaster,” warned Abbott.

Abbott remained incensed about Biden’s purposeful illegal invasion of his state, along with Arizona and California.

“Listen, these counties are dealing with something that’s completely unprecedented. Remember this, it was just two years ago we had the lowest number of people coming across the border and apprehensions under President Trump, and then President Biden took over and eliminated all of the policies that President Trump put in place, and it has led to this unprecedented, overwhelming number of people coming across the border.”

“So, yes, we do have an invasion driven by the cartels coming across our border that are pouring people into our country at unprecedented levels.”

Abbott said “technical reasons” in the U.S. Constitution allow Texas to classify the Biden Border Crisis as an invasion, thus triggering additional strategies the Lone Star State and other states can implement against the ongoing crisis.

“There are two parts of the U.S. Constitution, Article IV, section four [and] Article I section 10. In that executive order that I issued this past week, I referenced both of those, plus I referenced a provision of the Texas constitution that also uses the word invasion.”

“The purpose of using those words is it triggers certain additional ways and strategies that states can use their powers to try to protect against actions such as this that are driven by the cartels.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and other state agencies during the Biden administration have led to more than 236,000 migrant apprehensions, along with almost 14,000 criminal arrests and more than 11,300 felony charges.

Over 3,800 weapons and almost $30 million in currency have been seized, as well. And here’s arguably the most important statistic of all: In the ongoing battle against America’s real pandemic — deadly fentanyl — DPS agents have seized more than 300 million lethal doses throughout the state.

(FreedomWire.com) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has continued to send illegal immigrants from Texas to the nation’s capital so President Biden will come face to face with the consequences of his policies.

Speaking at a press conference on border security last week, Abbott said he has sent 45 buses of people to Washington, D.C., so far.

“When you add a zero to that I think that Washington D.C. is going to soon find out they’re going to be dealing with the same consequences we’re dealing with,” Abbott said.

“Right now, Texas has the largest number of people crossing the border,” he continued. “One thing we have found with the implementation of Operation Lone Star is it has shifted cartel activity to New Mexico to Arizona, to California. … With every day that Texas has success, it may mean failure for some other state. That means failure for the United States of America.”

Abbott said the president needs to get serious about enforcing the law.

“Remember this: It was only a year and a half ago that we had the lowest amount of illegal immigration in decades,” Abbott said. “And then it only took a year and a half of the current administration to lead to the highest illegal immigration ever.”

The governor said he has never been in contact with border czar Kamala Harris and last spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas a year ago. 

“They have no interest in talking to Texas or talking to leaders who are actually on the border,” he noted. “Remember Joe Biden himself has never even been to the border.”

Abbott initially made the pledge to send illegal immigrants by the busload to D.C. in response to the administration lifting Title 42, an emergency health order that gave immigration authorities the power to turn migrants at the border away.

In April, Abbott said President Biden “will be able to more immediately address the needs of the people that they are allowing to come across our border” when he’s confronted with them firsthand in the nation’s capital.

(FreedomWire.org) – Beto O’Rourke, Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate, faced intense backlash on Wednesday afternoon after he crashed a press conference from the state’s top officials to promote his political ambitions.

O’Rourke interrupted a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott (R) and other elected officials in response to the tragedy on Tuesday at Robb Elementary School, when an 18-year-old male stormed into the building and opened fire, killing 19 students and 2 teachers, before a nearby U.S. Border Patrol agent rushed into the building and killed the suspect.

Abbott spoke for roughly ten minutes before attempting to transfer the microphone to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, at which point O’Rourke approached the stage.

Only some of O’Rourke’s words were audible, but he was pointing aggressively at the stage even as those on it shouted him down.

“You are doing nothing,” O’Rourke said at one point.

Patrick said “sir, you are out of line please leave this auditorium.”

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin shouted at O’Rourke as well, calling him a “sick son of a b****.”

Patrick also told Beto he was “out of line and an embarrassment.”

Police eventually escorted O’Rourke out of the Uvalde auditorium, removing him from the press conference.

Beto has championed gun control throughout his political career, famously bragging of his support for mass gun confiscation as a 2020 presidential candidate.

Abbott largely declined to recognize O’Rourke’s political soundbite stunt.

“There are family members who are crying as we speak … There’s no words that anybody shouting can come up here and do anything to heal those broken hearts.”

O’Rourke faced widespread backlash online for his stunt.