Gov. Greg Abbott fires back at the Department of Justice over their lawsuit

| July 31, 2021

Gov. Greg Abbott, of Texas, stepped up to protect the people of Texas from an uncontrolled flow of illegal aliens through the state of Texas. Many of these illegal aliens are positive for COVID-19. Biden’s Department of Justice is suing Texas over this Executive Order, claiming that Texas is getting in the way of federal immigration enforcement.

Here is a part of the governor’s response to the Department of Justice:

The authority that you assert to protect noncitizens directly conflicts with my authority, and duty, to protect citizens of Texas and the United States. The constitutions and laws of the United States and of Texas empower me, as Governor, to protect the health and safety of Texans. See, e.g., U.S. Const. amend. X; Tex. Const. art. IV, §§ 1, 10; Tex. Gov’t Code ch. 418. Your actions, combined with the actions and omissions of the Biden Administration, directly conflict with my authority as Governor; and, candidly, conflict with the duty and obligation imposed on the Biden Administration to apply and enforce the immigration laws passed by the United States Congress.

The Biden Administration is failing and refusing to enforce immigration laws by allowing migrants to unlawfully enter into the United States. No doubt, the Constitution authorizes the federal government, not states, to administer the immigration process. However, the Constitution does not allow the Biden Administration to fabricate its own immigration laws. See, e.g., United States v. Texas, 136 S. Ct. 2271 (2016) (per curiam); DHS v. Regents of Univ. of Cal., 140 S. Ct. 1891, 1921–26 (2020) (Thomas, J., dissenting). Instead, the Administration is limited to applying laws enacted by Congress.

Worse, the Biden Administration is knowingly admitting hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants, many of whom the federal government knows full well have COVID-19. To be clear, the Biden Administration is knowingly importing COVID-19 into Texas from across the border and knowingly exposing Texans and Americans to that disease. While the Biden Administration is openly pondering looming shutdowns and mandates on U.S. citizens to control the spread of COVID-19, at the same time the Administration is knowingly worsening the problem by importing COVID-19 at extreme rates.

It appears that the governor of Texas is standing up not just for Texans, but also for Americans. He is doing more for the country than the folks trying to sue him for interfering with their immigration policies. You can read Gov. Greg Abbott’s letter to the Department of Justice here, as well as a shorter response.

Category: "Teh Stoopid", "The Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves", Illegal Immigrants

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  1. KoB says:

    “…getting in the way of federal immigration enforcement.” WHAT effing enforcement? There ain’t no federal immigration enforcement on our Southern Border. You go Guv! Saw a blurb a little while back on a news feed that talked about other states (Iowa?) that were sending help in the form of State LEO to help Texas in this border invasion.

    The Corruptocrats are ruining this Country more and more everyday The politicians were the ones that started the FIRST (ht 2 Hack Stone) “Civil War” in this Country and I’ll be DAMNED if they ain’t going Hell bent for leather to start another one. This time, it may just be more than 11-13 states that will be “In Rebellion”.

  2. Commissar says:

    Border control is with respect to the travel of people is explicitly a federal function.

    If you don’t like it then let’s have another constitutional convention.

    First, we can start with the fact that California, which has the same population as the 22 least populous states has 2 senators. While those states have a total of 44. And most of those states are red states…

    Making a Republican voter’s voice more influential with respect to national politics than a democratic voters.

    Let’s fix that.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      How about you say something that actually makes sense instead of the usual projection of your own insecurities and desire for any attention you can get?

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Does that apply to states that are not allowing people to travel there from other states due to the rona? Texas isn’t preventing them from entering the state, just arresting them for criminal trespass once they’re in the state, and preventing them from moving around within the state.. seems NYC did the same due to the rona.. was that illegal too? or is it just because they’re future democrats… opps, I mean illegals, and not citizens?

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        Come to think of it, isn’t the same current Administration that’s encouraging illegal aliens to surge across our Border saying that they DON’T WANT those fleeing socialism to come to our shores? Mmmmm, just asking….

    • Fyrfighter says:

      ooh, and as to your comment about the senate, they also have far more representatives in the house.. both of which are completely irrelevant to the discussion, so what exactly is your point?

      • rgr769 says:

        The Moron Moonbat Mollusk wants to rewrite the Constitution to suit his liking and help create one party rule with commies like him running the country, into the ground. “Comrade, you vill vote for Party’s candidate,” just like ol’ USSR and PRC. As a school trained Mandarin speaker, he figures he will be in demand as a true Commissar.

        • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

          He THINKS that he’d be accepted into their elite while History tells us that minions like him occupy mass graves as soon as they’re no longer deemed useful.

        • I usually don’t get involved with Mr. Commisars comments because my knowledge of his alledged type of politics are just about zero and that being said, I followed his comments over the short period I’ve been on this site and IMHO as I commented one time I still think that he is a Conservative and this is his brand of Shtick by flood lighting up the comments like the Broadway lights at night and gets a kick out of doing it.

          • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

            IMHO Major Moonbat DOES give us a glimpse into the mindset of the brainwashed left with his rants.

    • SFC D says:

      And exactly what does California and it’s number of senators have to with this? It’s the senate, every state gets two. The Feds are failing at border control in Texas, much like they failed in Arizona. I’m pretty confident that Governor Abbot’s lawyers know more about the subject than you do. That still sets the bar very low. And, as always, you’re a fraud.

      • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

        I bet he couldn’t even get laid in a Women’s Prison with a $100 bill and an ounce of cocaine taped to his forehead!

    • Mason says:

      No Constitutional Convention necessary. We just need to repeal the 17th Amendment. We had a system that gave the states equal say.

      If you’re looking for Congressional representatives that are there to speak for you, then that’s the other side of the Capitol Building. The House of Representatives is to be the “People’s House.” Those are portioned out based on population, which is why the California Congressional Delegation is much larger than any of the other states.

      Or your fantastic state can just leave the Union and go be great all by itself.

    • Stacy0311 says:

      Could be maybe possibly because the Constitution says something about the House of Representatives representing the people and the Senate representing the states. Or is reading to f*cking complex for you?

      Sometimes, your blinding stupidity is painful to read

    • Skyjumper says:

      You truly are a dumb ass Lars.
      You stated in a very recent post (23 July 2021)

      “Commissar says:
      July 24, 2021 at 5:31 pm
      I have read every single word of the constitution.”

      and here:

      “Commissar says:
      July 24, 2021 at 7:35 pm
      First of all, I read the constitution long before Berkeley.”

      If so, you must have read the Article, Section 3 of the Preamble to the Constitution that reads:

      Section 3

      The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

      Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

      Of course we all here at TAH known you lie, are a egotistical egomaniac and totally lack in reading comprehension.

      In short you are a FRAUD!

      • Commie-Tsar says:

        He slept though that part of the Constitution…

        Or he meant that he read the Communist Chinese Constitution.

    • Graybeard says:


      I would love to take you to the Texas border with Mexico and dump you in the Rio Grande.

      But the EPA may gripe about the pollution.

      On the other hand, you wouldn’t have the skills to survive, so we could be rid of your ignorant feces-spewing adz, the Cartels could have more target practice, and the buzzards would get an high-fat meal out of the deal, so there’s that.

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        I say just abandon him on the Mexican side of any Border Town after dark and he’ll “disappear” before the next sunrise, he has NO street smarts whatsoever!

    • Thunderstixx says:

      So who rattled their zipper and got this larsie-the bunboi girlyman to come over here and start barfing up his usual bullshit about how only a chosen few should be allowed any freedom of speech or freedom of anything.
      Give this klowne the twitter Shopvac abortion and get rid of his ass.
      This moron is what happens when two different clumps of dogshit are placed together and left to bake in the Texas Sun for a few years.
      Fuck him. Don’t enable his dumbass, just abort the fuck and lets get back to making sure that Texas remains RED !!!

      • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

        The big difference between Major Moonbat and dogshit is that dogshit quits stinking after a few days.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Major Moonbat, to thou I give this quote from the Great Bard:

      “Away, you starvelling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish!”
      Henry IV Part 1 (Act 2, Scene 4)

      • The Other Whitey says:

        “This woman’s an easy glove, my lord, she goes off and on at pleasure.”
        —All’s Well That Ends Well (Act 5, Scene 3)

        Evidently Shakespeare met Lara’s mom at some point.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Thanks, Lars, you just gave us a clear look at your complete lack of understanding of our Constitution and its well thought out provisions to prevent a tyranny of the majority.

      For one who loves to boast about his intellectual skills, you are totally clueless, son…

    • USMC Steve says:

      Wrong. Given that the federal government has blatantly and obviously abrogated its responsibilities, that function then legally falls to the states affected. If the feds were going their jobs and enforcing existing federal laws regarding immigration, there would be no problem. Since they are refusing to do that, they are VIOLATING federal laws.

  3. Commissar says:

    We don’t actually know if the Biden administration is much softer than most regarding immigration.

    Softer than Trump? Sure. But he was an asshole and a bigot and racists loved him for it.

    We simply do not have enough data on Biden yet. It hasn’t been a year. And migration is both seasonal and happens in the context of social and political circumstances around the world that can’t be captured in 6 months of data.

    The pandemic years will likely be outlier years as well.

    Besides, you all spent eight years insisting that Obama was soft on immigration despite the fact that he was the reporter in chief and deported more immigrants per year than any president in decades.

    We also had lower immigration rates than the past under Obama.

    Yet, despite those facts you all still insisted Obama was soft on immigration.

    So pardon me if I think you all have zero credibility on whether a president is soft on immigration since your entire opinion is based on right wing outrage porn and misinformation.

    Also, immigration simply is not even close to one of the top ten biggest problems our country faces. Not even remotely close.

    You all are hung up on it because it right wing propaganda constantly tries to get you outraged over it because they know, and studies have shown, that immigration panic works on xenophobic and reactionary conservative minds.

    It gets you to vote.

    But only some of you are racist shitbags, The rest of you are just the allies of racist shitbags.

    We need reasonable and rational immigration policies….and the right has been incapable of being reasonable or rational about immigration since for the last 16 years.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Yeah, coming from you Major Moonbat, who screeches that we need to obey every bit of China virus panic propaganda while the administration you worship is letting legions of unvaccinated and infected illegal aliens right through our Border that they opened.

    • SFC D says:

      Obama changed the definition of “deported”. Under your lord and master, any illegal alien who crossed the border and then returned to Mexico was scored as a “deportation”. I was working for CBP when that was implemented, and it was regarded as political bullshit. Obama was extremely soft on immigration. It’s not based on misinformation or xenophobia. It’s based on first hand experience. You wouldn’t know anything about that, having never accomplished anything in your life. You’re a fraud.

    • gitarcarver says:

      But only some of you are racist shitbags, The rest of you are just the allies of racist shitbags.

      Excuse me?

      Throwing stones while living in glass houses?

      (And by the way, it is not the right that identifies people by nationality or race, it is the left. It is not the right promoting the clearly racist policies of CRT. It is the left. The right wants everyone in the country to be American. The left does not. They want cliques and divisions along racial and ethnic lines. If you’re okay with that, maybe you are the racist.)

      Your statement is way over the top. It is the type of statement that says “I won’t discuss anything with you, I’ll just stomp my feet and call you names.”

      That is not mature at all.

      We need reasonable and rational immigration policies….and the right has been incapable of being reasonable or rational about immigration since for the last 16 years.

      The “right” has always called for policies that allow people to come into the country legally.

      That seems reasonable and rational to me.

      The left, on the other hand, wants open borders which no other country in the world of which I am aware, has.

      That’s simply not reasonable.

      So please, don’t tell us what is “reasonable,” as the policies of the left on immigration are clearly anything but “reasonable.”

    • Forest Bondurant says:

      Go fuck yourself Lars.

  4. Commissar says:

    Immigration panic works on conservative minds..l

    Stories about the plight of immigrants works on liberal minds…

    Which is one of the reasons why conservatives love to call liberals “bleeding hearts” and “soy boys”.

    But liberal sympathy for the plight of others is not a weakness… in fact it is that characteristic about many Americans that helped us become a global world superpower.

    • rgr769 says:

      As usual you are FOS and merely regurgitate the mantras of your commie perfessors. Since you are so “sympathetic” to the poor, homeless, and the illegals flooding accross the border, how many will you have moving into your digs?

      The primary reason this country became a world superpower had nothing to do with concern over the plight of poor, downtrodden people elsewhere. It had to do with the success of a free enterprise economic system and our political system and values. All things you and your ilk want to tear down. Most of our superpower military might came from preparing to fight commies like you, once we defeated Nazi Germany and the Japanese Empire.

    • Fyrfighter says:

      Liberal politicians have no sympathy for anyone! They divide the populace into two categories, useful idiots such as yourself, and eggs to be broken, as they see the rest of us here. Them allowing unrestricted immigration, and ferrying the covid super-spreaders around the country is nothing more than an attempt to solidify their power.

    • A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

      Panic my ass, YOU are the biggest panic monger here Major Moonbat, remember when you were bawling about the Zika virus, now you’re parroting every bit of the current China virus propaganda.

      You lose yet again, Major Moonbat.

    • Blaster says:

      ILLEGAL “ Immigration panic works on conservative minds..l”

      There, fixed it for ya

  5. Berliner says:

    There is a right way and a wrong way to come to the United States.

    My brother-in-law and his wife along with their two kids recently had their immigration application paperwork approved and are pending interview at the US Embassy.

    My wife and I have put the their kids through school. The nephew is a hospital Radiological Technician and also a part-time EMT with the Red Cross. The niece is in her 3rd year of University to be a Physical Therapist.

    We petitioned them in 2000. Yes, it took 21 years just to get paperwork approved. Some countries have faster approval times than others.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      Let’s not forget that the current administration is BUSING illegal aliens to other locations well inside the US Interior and dumping them on State and Local Governments.

  6. Poetrooper says:

    Lars says, “But only some of you are racist shitbags, The rest of you are just the allies of racist shitbags.”

    Considering the source of that blanket condemnation, it’s almost comparable to TAH receiving a Meritorious Unit Citation…

  7. Berliner says:

    Local Seattle NBC affiliate TV station this morning states 24 percent of arriving unaccompanied minors are COVID positive and now 87 US Border Patrol agents have become COVID positive.