(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) – Vice President Kamala Harris dismissed the border crisis as “political theatre” on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” Monday.

Despite being appointed border czar and tasked with mitigating the mass surge of human and drug trafficking taking place along the U.S. southern border, Harris told Myers it was a “dereliction of duty” for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas to bus migrants to her official residence.

“If you see a problem and if we agree that we need to address it, then if you’re a leader, participate in a solution,” Harris continued, clearly not hearing her own hypocrisy over her total and utter inaction to stop a single illegal footstep over the border.”

Thanks to Harris’ inaction, human trafficking has surged throughout Central and South America, as has the mass influx of fentanyl. Fentanyl, an opioid fifty times stronger than heroin, is responsible for a pandemic of drug poisonings and overdose deaths across the U.S., and is primarily trafficked into the country by cartel syndicates who purchase it cheaply from Chinese manufacturers.

But Harris’ solution is to create “pathways to citizenship” for those entering illegally, making it significantly easier for cartels to abuse and traffic in human lives. Though Harris told Meyers that the immigration system was “broken” under former President Donald Trump’s administration, from personal experience of the immigration system.

The Biden administration is the recording-breaking growth in human and drug trafficking, which has essentially been incentivized by their policies. Harris lied to Meyers and the American people on Monday night in all of her statements on the border. She and her administration have not provided a single solution to the crises they’ve normalized.

(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) – 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.org) – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used her elbow to shove the daughter of newly elected Rep. Mayra Flores (R-TX) at her ceremonial swearing-in to Congress last Tuesday.

Flores was there with her Border Patrol agent husband John and their four children, two boys and two girls.

In her special election, Mayra Flores did something no Republican had done in Texas 34 for over 100 years. She flipped the deep blue district into the red. MSNBC explained what this means for the Democratic Party:

“This speaks to a story we’ve been talking about since the 2020 election, specifically along the border, the Rio Grande valley, South Texas. We have seen county after county, whether it’s in this district or some of the districts to the west of it, where voters have moved 10, 20, 30, 40 points away from the Democrats and toward the Republicans.”

“This district that Mayra Flores won last night, Barack Obama got more than 60% of the vote here. When he last ran in 2012, Hillary Clinton won this district by 22 points. It’s shifted that dramatically. Joe Biden carried it by four in 2020, and now in a special election, a Republican candidate has won it outright.”

“We’ve seen shifts like this throughout south Texas. This by the way is the second most heavily Hispanic congressional district in the United States. We’ve talked about the potential shift among Hispanic voters. We certainly saw it in 2020. The question has been what we see it in 2022. I think this result we got from Texas 34 last night, definitely underscores the Hispanic vote could be up for grabs this fall in ways we haven’t seen in a long time.”

The Democratic Party’s policies for the last twenty years make it clear the leadership took for granted that Hispanic Americans would automatically back its anti-family, anti-religious, pro-abortion, socialist policies.

Now, it looks like Hispanic Americans may be the voting constituency to put Democrats in the minority for decades to come.

Nancy Pelosi’s jab at Flores’ little girl thus reflects the anger and frustration of a Speaker who is all about power. That little girl is the future of America — and Pelosi just cannot stand it.

The video shows Pelosi waving to someone off-camera when she looks down to Flores’ daughter standing next to her and extends her elbow at the same time the child moves to the side.

(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) – The Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, was criticized for posting a picture on Twitter showing her reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in a Texas bookshop. 

“In Texas, reading any damn book I choose. No banning of books or thought. Ever.”

Many Twitter users condemned Lightfoot’s tweet. Others urged Lightfoot to focus on Chicago’s rising crime rate and not tweet about books. Others noted that “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a song about a mockingbird, was illegal in California.

Reactions to Lightfoot’s tweet was not kind, as users pointed out that she might want to pay more attention to the epidemic of crime in Chicago instead of the wonders of Texas.

“I don’t get it,” tweeted National Review editor Philip Klein. “Was this an attempt to dunk Texas? This is because she can choose any book she likes in Texas.

Maybe Lightfoot should spend less time hanging out in Texas and tweeting, and more fixing Chicago’s war-like conditions and calling for peace.

Chicago continues to experience horrific levels of violence, with shootings and murders a weekend staple. On the same day she posted her tweet, a huge crowd gathered in Chicago’s Millenium Park with multiple fights and gunshots breaking out. A 16-year old boy was shot and killed. 

(FreedomWire.org) – As the mass exodus of citizens and businesses fleeing Blue areas continues, Red states across the nation are bracing for a massive influx of new people who are seeking to escape the leftist policies that democrats have used to make big cities across the United States practically unlivable. Thanks to the jaw-dropping spike in crime and authoritarian public health measures, among other arbitrary nonsense and ‘big government’ interference, millions have fled leftist-controlled areas in favor of the freer, red areas.

And the mass migration is only intensifying. Californians above all others, however, are packing their bags en masse and fleeing the state for redder pastures.

Two of the most popular destinations for these ex-Californians are the conservative strongholds of Florida and Texas. The two states have each seen hundreds of thousands of newcomers over the past year and a half, which has some people in those states rightfully concerned about what follows – including Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.

After all, everything that leftists get involved with turns to crap, as has been proven repeatedly.

At an event on Monday, DeSantis blasted California cities, like San Francisco, for being complete “dumpster fires” and pointed to cities like Austin, Texas, which has become increasingly blue, as an example of what happens when Californians invade and import their destructive liberal policies.

DeSantis said, “There is cause for concern. Texas would have all these companies moved from California over the years. So you’d have companies move from San Francisco to Austin, and they’d bring hundreds of employees with them. And those employees would vote the exact same way they voted that turned San Francisco into the dumpster fire that it is.”

According to DeSantis, Democrats – especially California Democrats –  haven’t proved that they are able to connect the dots between the leftist policies they vote for and the destruction that is left in their wake once they are implemented. Even though Californians are fleeing the hollowed-out shell that was formerly known as the Golden State, where liberals have gotten their way for decades – and they are choosing to relocate into a Red area – a large number of them will continue bending the knee at the altar of wokeism.

“It’s like the leftism, they will not draw the connection between their leftist ideology and the destruction that’s all around them,” DeSantis said. “It is a problem because I do think there’s a class of voters who would come to Florida, and they would continue to vote the same way.” 

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including judges’ commitment to protecting American citizens, apparently. When Joe Biden announced a 100-day moratorium on deportations, the state of Texas sprung into action, suing the administration to stop the deportation ban. While the fight to stop this travesty is not over, a judge issued a temporary ban on the ban.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton argued that the moratorium on deportations is unconstitutional and in violation of an agreement between Texas and the Department of Homeland Security. The agreement, which was signed just before President Trump left office, requires DHS to give notice of any changes in immigration policies. Paxton says Texas will face financial damage if deportations are halted, including increased healthcare and education costs. In addition, the deportation ban will lure other illegal immigrants to Texas.

While judges nationwide have been overwhelmingly attacking conservatives Federal Judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee, ordered a 14-day restraining order against Biden’s deportation ban as the case plays out.

“Texas argues that ‘the categorical refusal to remove aliens ordered removable will encourage additional illegal immigration into Texas,’ thereby exacerbating its public service costs. Such injury is not, as a legal matter, purely speculative,” Tipton wrote in his order. “The Court finds that the foregoing establishes a substantial risk of imminent and irreparable harm to Texas.

Paxton celebrated his victory on Twitter. “VICTORY,” he announced. “Texas is the FIRST state in the nation to bring a lawsuit against the Biden Admin. AND WE WON”

“Within 6 days of Biden’s inauguration, Texas has HALTED his illegal deportation freeze,” he added. “*This* was a seditious left-wing insurrection. And my team and I stopped it.”

It’s unclear how this case will play out. The Biden administration says that the agreement between Texas and the DHS is not valid and argues that the 100-day moratorium is necessary. But it’s clear that the Democrat Party simply doesn’t care about the rights of Americans living in Texas.