Brackettville, Texas – Kenny County, Texas, has declared an “invasion” along the Texas-Mexico border. The declaration calls on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to “recognize the existence of an invasion on our border with Mexico.” Five other counties have spoken in support of the county declaration Kenny.
County officials from Ovaldi, Kenny, Terrell, Medina, Burnett and Goliad counties met in Brackettville on Tuesday afternoon to express their concerns about the rapidly growing numbers of immigrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Texas.
A Kenney County press release details the impact of the surge in people smuggling activity in their county.
“During the month of June, Kenny County law enforcement prevented more than 67 smuggling attempts along our routes,” the statement read. “Last weekend involved the killing of 3 illegal aliens who were involved in people smuggling in County Kenny.”
Officials stated that the district has been forced to “militarize our school campus with vehicle barriers to prevent high-speed chases from entering the campus and injuring children.”
“As a Texan, this is unacceptable,” District Judge Tully Shahan wrote. “We will no longer allow the dominion of Texas to be invaded by those who do not wish to obey our laws.”
That is why the County of Kenny today, July 5, 2022, joined by several other counties on the Texas frontier, announces the existence of an “invasion” as used in Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution and in Article 4, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution. “
“We are taking these steps in the hope of encouraging our Governor to acknowledge the existence of an invasion on our border with Mexico and to take the necessary measures to preserve and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Texas.”
Breitbart Texas reached out to Governor Greg Abbott’s office to obtain a reaction to the counties’ announcement. No response was immediately available.
Randy Clark He is a 32-year-old veteran of the United States Border Patrol. Prior to his retirement, he held the position of Chief of Law Enforcement Operations, managing operations for nine border guard stations within the Del Rio, Texas sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.
Editor’s note: This is an evolving story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.