Gov. Greg Abbott is floating the idea of declaring an invasion at the U.S. Mexico border to address an influx of migrants expected as a result of President Joe Biden ending Title 42 expulsions. However, such a strategy would likely not hold up in a court of law, according to Geoffrey Hoffman, director of the University of Houston’s immigration clinic.
When asked during a Thursday roundtable with law enforcement in San Antonio whether he’s considering implementing the strategy, Abbott told reporters it’s something that he is entertaining. “This is something that I began studying when I was the attorney general of Texas,” Abbott said. “It’s something that I’ve continued to study, and there are some issues we’re looking at that we’ve been provided no answer on. The operation, as it would work, is to [detain] these people and deport them immediately.”