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Senate Democrats Block Resolution To Deem Border Crisis An ‘Invasion’

Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked passage of a resolution that would classify the illegal entry of aliens across the southern border as an “invasion.”

Since the inauguration of the Biden administration, millions of of foreign nationals entered the country illegally and were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol. Kansas Republican Sen. Roger Marshall sought unanimous consent to pass a resolution calling the influx an “invasion,” but it was not approved. was denied The agreement follows majority approval from Democratic Sen. Alex Padilla of California. (Related: 'Holding Israel hostage': Senate Democrats block Republican attempt to pass Israel aid bill unanimously)

“The president has not fulfilled his constitutional duties, that is what we have proven. Therefore, we must appeal to and agree with the governor of Texas that an actual invasion occurred,” Marshall said. Said He said this in remarks on the Senate floor. “Governor of Texas, Governor [Greg] Abbott not only has a moral responsibility but also a constitutional right to exercise the power and authority to do everything in his ability to protect the good people of Texas. ”

Marshall's solution The illegal entry of large numbers of foreigners across the U.S. border with Mexico constitutes an “invasion” under Article 4, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, and each state must take individual measures to repel it under Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution. He would have indicated that he could take the following steps. , a provision that allows states to “take part in war” with the consent of Congress.

“To invade, you need an invader…James Madison called pirates and savages invaders, but just like the savages of Madison's day, cartels and terrorists are those invaders today. “Yes,” Marshall pointed out.

Comparing Washington, D.C., and Texas, he said the influx into the city is “in the past three years, 10,000 ships have sailed up the Potomac River, each carrying 1,000 people from more than 180 countries. I likened it to being similar to “I'm there.”

Padilla rose to oppose Marshall's motion, accusing Republicans of class partisanship.

“They believe the narrative of chaos and fear will help Donald Trump in November. They are saying the quiet parts loud,” Padilla said, adding that Marshall and several He pointed to Republican lawmakers who oppose the bipartisan border security bill negotiated by senators released Sunday.

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He cited Texas' use of river buoys to prevent migrants from crossing the Rio Grande, and called “giving immigration authority to the governor” an “atrocity and illegal act” and “unconstitutional legislation.” , adding that it would lead to “racial profiling.”

Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama spoke in defense of the resolution.

“There is [a] The Constitution is not a suicide pact. Again, the federal government cannot force Texas to be invaded and destroyed,” Tuberville said.

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