The battle of words has just been kicked up a notch in this country.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is using a word I have often used to describe the situation at the border: invasion.
He used that word to invoke a clause that is contained in the state constitution of Texas as well as in our Constitution to invoke special powers.
Abbott has penned a letter to the White House, so Joe has something to look forward to when he gets back from his little trip overseas.
Abbott, in his letter, wrote, "Your inaction has led to catastrophic consequences.
"Under your watch, America is suffering the highest volume of illegal immigration in the history of our country.
"This past year, more than 2 million immigrants tried to enter the country illegally, coming from more than 100 countries across the globe.
"Worse yet, your failed border policies recently prompted a United Nations agency to declare that the border between the United States and Mexico is the deadliest land crossing in the world."
Abbott plans to turn back migrants and no longer allow them to enter the country.
With record-breaking numbers arriving last month, it will be interesting to see just how effective Abbott's efforts are on this front.
With Title 42 about to hit the shredder, some experts believe we could see as many as 18,000 crossings a day in the very near future.
Abbott plans on deploying Texas National Guard as well as assets from other state agencies to stop the flow.
He will also deploy gunboats in the waterways to push migrants back across the border.
This is going to get very interesting, very quickly.
Source: Fox News