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Trump, 25 Republican Governors Back Texas Governor’s Border Showdown with Biden

The “Mexican standoff” between President Biden and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the border immigration crisis, was catapulted into the center of the Presidential electoral campaign in the country on Jan. 25, when former President Donald Trump called on other governors to back Abbott in his showdown with Washington. “In the face of this National Security, Public Safety, and Public Health Catastrophe, Texas has rightly invoked the Invasion Clause of the Constitution, and must be given full support to repel the Invasion,” Trump said in a statement on Jan. 25. “We encourage all willing States to deploy their guards to Texas to prevent the entry of Illegals, and to remove them back across the Border,” Trump continued. “When I am President, on Day One, instead of fighting Texas, I will work hand in hand with Governor Abbott and other Border States to Stop the Invasion, Seal the Border, and Rapidly Begin the Largest Domestic Deportation Operation in History,” Trump said.

That same day, some 25 Republican governors issued a joint statement also backing Abbott: “We stand in solidarity with our fellow Governor, Greg Abbott, and the State of Texas in utilizing every tool and strategy, including razor wire fences, to secure the border,” the letter read. “We do it in part because the Biden Administration is refusing to enforce immigration laws already on the books and is illegally allowing mass parole across America of migrants who entered our country illegally.”

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