Al Dia News: DOJ says Abbott cannot define unlawful immigration at Mexico border as an ‘invasion’

IRLI In The News

August 18, 2023

By Alan Nunez

According to a new court filing, the U.S. Justice Department is arguing that Texas Governor Abbott’s anti-immigration actions meant to stop illegal crossings usurp the constitutional authority of the federal government and also he has no constitutional authority to define the flow of undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande as an “invasion.” 

“Whether and when an ‘invasion’ occurs is a matter of foreign policy and national defense, which the Constitution specifically commits to the federal government,” the Justice Department wrote in a 13-page brief that included nearly 150 pages of supporting material.

Read the full story at Al Dia News.

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