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Texas may sue government over illegal immigrant children
The State Column ^ | July 4, 2014 | by Ella Vincent

Posted on 07/04/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Texas attorney general Greg Abbott may sue the federal government over the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. – Mexico border. The possible lawsuit comes after the latest immigration crisis in the border state.

Abbott is considering legal action against the Obama administration after a request for $30 million in border patrol and enforcement went unanswered by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

“If the federal government is unwilling to secure the border, the State of Texas will be forced to resort to litigation to recoup the costs incurred to respond to this crisis,” wrote Abbott in an e-mail.

“The State of Texas is exploring any and all options, including litigation, to address the crisis our federal government has created by not living up to their Constitutional responsibility,” added Jerry Strickland, the spokesman for the attorney general. “If the federal government is unwilling to secure the border, the State of Texas will be forced to resort to litigation to recoup the costs incurred to respond to this crisis.”

(Excerpt) Read more at statecolumn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; illegalaliens; invasion

1 posted on 07/04/2014 8:07:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What would a law suit accomplish? He’d simply over rule it via EO.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 8:10:56 AM PDT by albie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

gosh, I bet that’s got the White House nervous.

Just mobilize your state’s national guard and secure your border for pete’s sake.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 8:11:12 AM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“after a request for $30 million in border patrol and enforcement went unanswered by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. “

Obama: “See I tried.”


4 posted on 07/04/2014 8:11:55 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama plans to Bankrupt and destroy all that appose him ,don’t forget the thousands that are obeying orders to help him destroy the US


5 posted on 07/04/2014 8:12:59 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More hot air from someone trying to look tough..

didn’t work.

Obama is not afraid of law suits.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 8:14:44 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What happened to the stories about Gov Perry calling out the National Guard and Texas Militias and posting them on the border to stop the kiddie invasion?


7 posted on 07/04/2014 8:15:25 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Law suits take forever - little king barry will be technically out of office by the time this reaches any conclusion - that is IF HE HAS NOT DECLARED MARTIAL LAW BY THEN.

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

8 posted on 07/04/2014 8:16:29 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
That basis for a suit is weak tea. I expected a more robust response from Abbott. The suit should be based on failure of the federal government to execute its responsibilities under Art. IV, Sec.4 of the Constitution:

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

It is the principal reason that the federal government was created and failing to carry out that responsibility ought to be considered a very grave offense.

9 posted on 07/04/2014 8:17:50 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: albie
A lawsuit is an excuse for NOT doing something.

Governors have to get some original approach. How about applying rules for health and safety of minors at summer camps? How about charging anyone who abets the invasion by transporting the children of human traficking? How about the highway patrol stopping busses and making sure all children have parental permission to be away from home?

These are just some suggestions. NOT ONE gov or DC pol has done anything to stop the invasion. Everyone in power seems to have lost the ability to respond in fast-moving crises that require action.

10 posted on 07/04/2014 8:19:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t that nice. Thousands are invading Texas weekly and Perry wants
to sue. Of course, it may take years to work through the judicial system.
What Perry is really saying is I don’t want to do anything about it.

Perry’s career in politics is finished.


11 posted on 07/04/2014 8:20:55 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: albie

Exactly. These POS thugs will be grown and their children will be grown before any lawsuit sees the light of day.

David did not take a Bible to negotiate with Goliath. He picked up five small round stones and used them to kill the beast. He had God’s blessing to do it. It is past time for our David event.


12 posted on 07/04/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: tennmountainman

Perry doesn’t care one way or another.

His pockets are lined and he is finished and he does not care anymore.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 8:23:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Coulda, shoulda, woulda. Just get the job done. Build the damn fence and deport.


14 posted on 07/04/2014 8:24:19 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: upchuck
What happened to the stories about Gov Perry calling out the National Guard and Texas Militias and posting them on the border to stop the kiddie invasion?

Apparently still jaw boning it to death.

Texas governor calls for National Guard at US-Mexico border
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican, urged President Barack Obama to immediately dispatch National Guard forces to the Southwest border "to free up Border Patrol agents so they can perform their primary mission, and that is securing the border."

Democrats have balked at earlier such Republican demands, saying merely putting more boots on the ground will be of little use. Critics say few of the migrants seek to avoid capture and instead arrive ready to surrender under the mistaken belief they will be allowed to stay.


Well of course RATS say that - the only thing acceptable to the RAT party is straight out AMNESTY for all and the chain migration commences. MILLIONS MORE WILL POUR IN AND AMERICA WILL NEVER LOOK THE SAME AGAIN.



Let the war commence

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."

15 posted on 07/04/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He will talk like this till after the election. Then it will be forgotten. Another Rick Perry. Better than most but still no conservatives.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 8:28:20 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What’s with the “May sue” garbage?

Either do it or shut-up about it!


17 posted on 07/04/2014 8:30:54 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the US government doesn’t enforce its laws, Texas should take steps to succeed from the union.

You can bet people in Vermont, Maine, and Minnesota wouldn’t be blue states if all these illegals were dumped on them.


18 posted on 07/04/2014 8:31:21 AM PDT by boycott
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To: llevrok

‘Just mobilize your state’s national guard and secure your border for pete’s sake”

well that sounds like a good idea but do you know wo has authority over a state’s national guard?

and do you really think a state’s national guard can stop the illegals?
if so how?


19 posted on 07/04/2014 8:31:27 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Congress cannot bailout OdumBO on this, it would, just, encourage him to do it again. A court needs to tell the executive he must pay the state(s).


20 posted on 07/04/2014 8:34:37 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: albie

Rick Perry is deceiving himself if he thinks he has a shot at the Presidency, unless he does something bold, from the heart, for America.


21 posted on 07/04/2014 8:35:07 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: albie
What would a law suit accomplish? He’d simply over rule it via EO.

You are right there and Texas should put their effort on impeachment of King Obama. Impeachment would happen in the House and King Obama would be exposed to the world. It would destroy the communists democrats.

22 posted on 07/04/2014 8:43:46 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: depressed in 06
Congress cannot bailout OdumBO on this, it would, just, encourage him to do it again. A court needs to tell the executive he must pay the state(s).

And where in the hell do you think the money will come from. Solved nothing but impeachment might slow it down.

23 posted on 07/04/2014 8:47:24 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Kenny
Rick Perry is deceiving himself if he thinks he has a shot at the Presidency, unless he does something bold, from the heart, for America.

In general, I believe we're finished with people who choose to run on "issues". Instead, we're looking for candidates who have actually tried to do something about those "issues".

24 posted on 07/04/2014 8:50:32 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: yorkiemom; null and void; laplata; Gluteus Maximus; Salvavida; Foundahardheadedwoman; baddog 219; ..
CWII Spark — States refusing to do their duty and/or the federal government preventing them, both could kick things off.

TX Constitution
Art. 4, Sec. 7. COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF MILITARY FORCES; CALLING FORTH MILITIA.
He shall be Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State, except when they are called into actual service of the United States. He shall have power to call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions.
As a poster up-thread said: a lawsuit is [often] an excuse to not do something.
25 posted on 07/04/2014 8:52:41 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: okie01
In general, I believe we're finished with people who choose to run on "issues". Instead, we're looking for candidates who have actually tried to do something about those "issues".

Well said.

26 posted on 07/04/2014 8:52:52 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: upchuck
What happened to the stories about Gov Perry calling out the National Guard and Texas Militias and posting them on the border to stop the kiddie invasion?

Perry will only talk, talk, talk... Perry is pro-illegal alien. Remember in the debate he said we have no heart

Perry is desperate to "act tough" knowing the mood of the public.

Perry will do nothing because he is a weak, contemptible man who only can act tough with words.

We are literally losing our Republic right before our eyes and yet there are no leaders who can think outside the box and take bold decisive action. Disgusting.

27 posted on 07/04/2014 9:07:22 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: OneWingedShark

“a lawsuit is [often] an excuse to not do something.”

Yah. Only a spark if Perry had the testicles to put the Texas guard and civilian militia on the border and stopping obozo from sending in more illegals


28 posted on 07/04/2014 9:11:05 AM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: OneWingedShark
As a poster up-thread said: a lawsuit is [often] an excuse to not do something.

Perry is a weak, contemptible man. Perry is hoping and praying most Texans don't read Art. 4 Sec. 7.

Perry is one of the very few who are in a position to truly act to stop this destructive invasion -- yet he essentially does nothing.

Perry deserves the utter scorn and contempt of every United States loving Patriot.

When the epitaph of the U.S. is written, let it be known that Perry did nothing to stop the destruction of our Republic.

29 posted on 07/04/2014 9:11:21 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: grania
The "plan" to file a lawsuit (I mean, how bad does it have to get?) should be done in addition to and along with your other excellent suggestions. There's no reason to wait while the situation continues to deteriorate ...
30 posted on 07/04/2014 9:14:50 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: dynachrome
Yah. Only a spark if Perry had the testicles to put the Texas guard and civilian militia on the border and stopping obozo from sending in more illegals

Could you imagine the response if Perry called upon all Patriots to show up at the border armed and ready to repel this destructive invasion? I believe enough people would show up to seal the border. (support logistics to shortly follow)

Americans are a very resourceful people. Without any Federal government help, in short order, the people could seal the Southern border.

We are truly witnessing the willful destruction of way of life and our Republic as founded.

These third world scum have the sole intention of turning the U.S. into a spanish speaking third world sewer.

31 posted on 07/04/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

may??? what are they waiting for???


32 posted on 07/04/2014 9:19:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sue ‘em, Texas!!!!


33 posted on 07/04/2014 9:40:10 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Why do they make this all about money? IE if they win the lawsuit and get some federal dollars to deal with the invasion.....so what?

Perry should call for a volunteer force of patriotic Texans. Put them under the Texas Rangers, deputize them and start a continuous patrol of the border.

Take a small section of state parks and set up holding areas.

Surround any federal facility that is housing these “kids”. Make it a state felony to release them, and arrest anybody who tries or transports them.

Call for volunteers with any military,LE experience. Ask for donations from all 50 states.

34 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:29 AM PDT by djwright (Impeach Teleprompter)
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To: sand88
Perry is a weak, contemptible man. Perry is hoping and praying most Texans don't read Art. 4 Sec. 7.
Perry is one of the very few who are in a position to truly act to stop this destructive invasion -- yet he essentially does nothing.
Perry deserves the utter scorn and contempt of every United States loving Patriot.
When the epitaph of the U.S. is written, let it be known that Perry did nothing to stop the destruction of our Republic.

I agree with you.

35 posted on 07/04/2014 11:11:36 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Logical me
And where in the hell do you think the money will come from. Solved nothing but impeachment might slow it down.

I don't care if it comes out of OdumBO's pocket, but, it will make it easier to impeach with another charge to be added to the list.

zerO and Mooch think they will make more than the Clintons out of office. Let him continue to pay for states illegal immigration expense he caused.

36 posted on 07/04/2014 11:44:45 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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