USA Today: Abbott is wrong to define unlawful immigration at Texas border as an ‘invasion’, Feds say

IRLI In The News

August 18, 2023

By John C. Moritz

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has no constitutional authority to define the flow of undocumented immigrants across the Rio Grande as an “invasion” and is usurping powers that belong to the federal government, the U.S. Justice Department says in new court filings.

“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 USA Today. Also published at Yahoo! News and the Austin-American Statesman.

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