Abbott to Build Military Base at Eagle Pass to Counter Biden’s Illegal-alien Invasion

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Abbott to Build Military Base at Eagle Pass to Counter Biden’s Illegal-alien Invasion


By R. Cort Kirkwood


Texas Governor Greg Abbott has taken yet another step to protect Lone Star Staters from the invasion of illegal aliens that President Joe Biden is aiding and abetting.


The state is building a military base on the border with Mexico that will house thousands of Texas National Guardsmen.


Message from Abbott to Sleepy Joe: You won’t stop the invasion, so I will.


Expanded Operations


The base “will increase the ability for a larger number of Texas Military Department soldiers in Eagle Pass to operate more effectively and efficiently,” Abbott said during a news conference last week:


Before now, the Texas National Guard had been scattered across this entire region in cramped quarters, away from fellow soldiers, and sometimes traveling long distances to do their job. This base camp is going to dramatically improve conditions for our soldiers.


The Texas Military Department is building Forward Operating Base Eagle on 80 acres in Eagle Pass. It will house 1,800 troops in private rooms and “have surge capability of taking on 500 additional troops should we need to deploy the Texas Tactical Border Force to this area,” said guard chief Major General Thomas Suelzer.


Suelzer said Texas will fortify operations north and south of Eagle Pass, a key target for illegal-alien invaders. More barriers are going up, and the state will deploy three fan boats and use more drones and radar trucks.


The base will feature a “700-seat dining facility, a recreation center, laundry facilities, WiFi access, individual rooms for soldiers starting at 118 square feet, chaplaincy programs, and medical and psychological health facilities.”


Biden Won’t Stop Invasion


In January, Abbott delivered an indictment of Biden that all but accused the doddering “commander in chief” of treason.


“The federal government has broken the compact between the United States and the States,” the Abbott said:


The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting States, including immigration laws on the books right now. President Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them. The result is that he has smashed records for illegal immigration.


Indeed, Abbott laid the groundwork for impeaching Biden for high crimes and misdemeanors. He said that “Biden has ignored Texas’s demand that he perform his constitutional duties” and “violated his oath to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress.”


Instead of “prosecuting immigrants for the federal crime of illegal entry, President Biden has sent his lawyers into federal courts to sue Texas for taking action to secure the border.”


As well, Biden won’t deport illegals and instead “paroled” them to run wild into the heartland and American cities, Abbott observed. He also wasted tax money tearing down the state’s border barriers, which “enticed illegal immigrants away from the 28 legal entry points along this State’s southern border — bridges where nobody drowns — and into the dangerous waters of the Rio Grande.”


Abbott cited the federal Constitution and the men who wrote it:


This illegal refusal to protect the States has inflicted unprecedented harm on the People all across the United States. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the other visionaries who wrote the U.S. Constitution foresaw that States should not be left to the mercy of a lawless president who does nothing to stop external threats like cartels smuggling millions of illegal immigrants across the border. That is why the Framers included both Article IV, [Section] 4, which promises that the federal government “shall protect each [State] against invasion,” and Article I, [Section] 10, Clause 3, which acknowledges “the States’ sovereign interest in protecting their borders.”


Thus did Abbott declare an invasion under Article 1 and invoke the state’s constitutional authority to protect itself by stopping the invasion.


“That authority is the supreme law of the land and supersedes any federal statutes to the contrary,” Abbott said.


Border Numbers


The number of illegals that border agents have encountered every month since Biden took office in 2021 is mind-boggling: 7.25 million, a number that exceeds the population of all but 13 states.


This fiscal year alone, which began on October 1, agents have encountered almost 1 million illegals.



And those figures don’t count what officials believe are almost 2 million gotaways — those who slipped past Border Patrol agents.


And Biden has, as Abbott observed, released millions and refused to detain or deport them, as required by federal immigration law.


The administration’s aiding and abetting the invasion is the reason the House impeached Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.


But the sheer number of illegals isn’t the only worry. As The New American reported last week, former FBI officials worry about the number of single, military-age men from nations hostile to the United States, not least China, which has contributed 30,000 “migrants” in fiscal 2024. The number is “alarming and perilous,” they wrote to top members of Congress and the Senate.


A “startling number” of illegals were found on the terror watch list, or they hail “from countries designated as state sponsors of terror or distinctly unfriendly to the United States.”


The illegals are also from Russia and China, “hostile adversaries of the U.S. with aspirations to devastate national infrastructure,” the G-men wrote.


Yet Biden and Mayorkas have permitted them to colonize towns and cities across the United States. And, we learned last week, they plan to release even more.


Cort Kirkwood
Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.


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