Guadalupe County in Texas has announced an invasion at the southern border, becoming the 52nd county to do so.
The county is now part of a group of 51 others that have declared an invasion and shown their support for border counties, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and his border security mission, Operation Lone Star.
Additional counties have joined the ranks of those declaring an invasion, following the lead of Kinney, Goliad, and Terrell counties in July 2022. More are anticipated to join in the near future.
The judge and commissioners of Guadalupe County, which is located in the San Antonio metropolitan statistical area, have recently signed a resolution expressing their support for measures aimed at enhancing border security and safeguarding our communities.
All of the invasion resolutions, including this one, refer to the guarantee and self-defense clauses of the U.S. Constitution (Article 4, Section 4, and Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3). The resolution emphasizes Texas’ right to self-defense in situations where the federal government has failed to secure the southern border with Mexico.
The resolution highlights the issue of incomplete data on illegal border crossings and the concerning rise in terrorist threats, which have been consistently increasing since January 2021. In the past month, there has been a record-breaking surge in the number of individuals crossing the U.S. border illegally, with over 370,000 reported cases.
According to an exclusive report over 10 million foreign nationals entered the U.S. illegally between January 2021 and November 2023, with approximately 1.7 million managing to evade capture.
Over 1.9 million individuals were reported to have entered Texas illegally in fiscal 2023, marking a significant increase in border crossings. In fiscal 2023, the highest number of known or suspected terrorists, 736 in total, were apprehended across the country.
Law enforcement officers in Texas have successfully confiscated over 454 million doses of fentanyl through Operation Lone Star. This significant seizure is enough to cause harm to a large population.
The court ruling specifically pertains to the destruction of Texas concertina wire barriers by Border Patrol agents in Eagle Pass, Texas. There are no restrictions imposed on the state, and no instructions given to Abbott to remove barriers or cease enforcing state law.
Almost 100 counties in Texas have declared states of emergency, either due to disasters or invasions, pointing to the border crisis.