States’ Rights Resurgence: Greg Abbott and the Constitutional Compact

Source: Independent Institute
by William J Watkins, Jr.

“I am generally a fan of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s sparring with the Biden administration over the collapse [sic] of the southern border. As noted by the House Oversight Committee, ‘The Biden Administration sparked the worst border crisis in American history and placed Americans’ lives at risk by abandoning deterrent-focused immigration policies and proven border enforcement tools.’ Estimates differ, but at least 10 million illegal [sic] aliens have entered the United States during Biden’s term in office. As I have pointed out elsewhere, although we assume the federal government is constitutionally entitled to superintend immigration matters, the Constitution is — at a minimum — murky on this matter.” (02/07/24)