GOP Governors Must Repel The Invasion

Written by Daniel Horowitz

It’s unparalleled in human history. No other sovereign nation has ever voluntarily invited millions upon millions of invaders, primarily young men, to line up at the border and march into the country. With over 140,000 estimated illegal aliens just in the past two weeks (which would be an annual flow of 3.7 million) – even before the official rescission of Title 42 on Thursday – we are out of time to stop this invasion through traditional means. Without control of the federal executive branch, we have no way of directly forcing the DHS to do its job, and we cannot afford to wait until 2025. Republican-controlled states are the only way to immediately stop this invasion.

Most of the opposition against Biden’s border policies has come from congressional Republicans. Indeed, the House is passing a bill this week requiring Biden, among other things, to repel those attempting to enter our country without using asylum as a subterfuge to override our sovereignty. However, lawmakers don’t have the votes in the Senate, and even if they did, the DHS will continue doing what it wants.

This is where the states come into play. The Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution implies that states can even raise an army to repel an invasion when necessary, if the federal government is not capable of defending them. In this case, the federal government is breaking the social compact with the states and is downright orchestrating and inviting the invasion.

No state can absorb so many young men, many of whom have violent histories. There is no limit to how many will come, given that we are emptying out Mexico, Central America, and now Venezuela and other distant countries. There are well over one billion people in countries with lower GDP per capita than Guatemala, so this invitation for anyone seeking benefits in America is a bottomless pit.

Additionally, a record number of Chinese nationals are being spotted at the border. We are archenemies China and should be very afraid of the nature of these people, given that nobody permanently leaves China without permission. If states cannot act now, then they should cease calling themselves sovereign entities.

This is not just a border issue. The effects of this wave, on top of the millions already admitted over the past two years, will percolate throughout every school district, hospital, and criminal justice system in every state. Every state is now a border state. Therefore, all GOP governors should gather in Texas on Thursday and promise to create a border security compact whereby they will work together both to secure the border and to de-magnetize the interior. This would include the following:

  • A commitment from each Republican governor to offer up the states’ National Guard units and an assortment of state and local law enforcement to work with Texas’ National Guard and the Texas Rangers to repel the invasion. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has already repeatedly made such an offer. That would first necessitate that Texas Governor Greg Abbott himself begin ordering Texas law enforcement to repatriate the illegal aliens. He should demand that the legislature pass HB 20, which would create a new state deportation force, so that other states can contribute. Texas is the most important state from which to repel the invasion, because the most direct smuggling routes through Mexico lead to the Rio Grande Valley, Eagle Pass, or El Paso.
  • There must be a unified and resolute statement issued by these governors telegraphing the message to those south of the border that red states are not open for business. These people are responding to incentives from the Biden administration that they can come and not have the laws of the land apply to them. Red states must make it clear that this invitation does not extend to their states.
  • Relatedly, the governors should warn the prospective illegal aliens that they will begin chartering planes back to countries of origin, or at a minimum to blue states, if they are caught in the red states.

For those who think this is too much authority for a state, just consider what all these states did during COVID. We were told that the police power over public health could authorize the state to create travel bans on other states, restrict the basic movement of U.S. citizens, and even restrict constitutional rights. So now that we have millions of military-age foreigners invading and also flooding our hospitals, why are these governors suddenly so shy of using the police powers to protect public health?

In February, Dr. Robert Trenschel, president and CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center, testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that his facility has been flooded with illegal aliens over the past year and a half. It is the only acute care center in the region, but it must divert resources away from treating Americans to deal with foreign nationals on dialysis, on cardiac catheterization, and in need of heart surgery. Here’s how he described the crushing cost to the region’s only major hospital.

“Some end up in the ICU for 60 days or more. One of the largest cohorts we have seen are maternity patients who present with little or no prenatal care. These higher-risk pregnancies and births result in higher complication rates and longer hospital stays. Due to a lack of prenatal care, many of these babies require a stay in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – some for a month or more at a time. There are language and cultural concerns with migrant patients. We work through those, but when you consider the volume and the associated case management that comes with it – resources have to support this as well.”

What ever happened to 15 days to flatten the curve and save the hospitals? If hospital burden alone was able to justify unscientific and unconstitutional shutdowns of movement of citizens, you better believe states have the authority to enforce the border and immigration laws to flatten the curve.

Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of TheBlaze and host of the Conservative Review podcast. He writes on the most decisive battleground issues of our times, including the theft of American sovereignty through illegal immigration, the theft of American liberty through tyranny, and the theft of American law and order through criminal justice “reform.”