Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Declare Migrant Crisis at Southern Border an 'Invasion'

Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Declare Migrant Crisis at Southern Border an 'Invasion'

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
March 5, 2024

Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Debbie Lesko (R-AZ), and over thirty House lawmakers co-sponsored a bill to declare the migrant crisis at the southern border an “invasion.”

According to Rep. Bilirakis’ , the legislation is an attempt to “help bolster the legal arguments of states in federal court who are seeking recourse against the federal government for the Biden Administration’s utter failure to protect Americans by enforcing the rule of law.”

The bill also acknowledges that over eight million illegal immigrants have entered the United States since President Joe Biden (D) assumed the White House, as well as an “over 400 percent increase in suspected terrorists apprehended.”

Rep. Bilirakis said that the Biden administration must be forced to “do the right thing.”

“We must use every tool at our disposal to force the Biden Administration to do the right thing and keep Americans safe by enforcing the rule of law and securing our border,” said U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis. “That includes using language that accurately reflects the significant and real threat to our nation and to all Americans due to President Biden’s failed border policies. Americans understand that we are in fact being invaded and they demand action because our national security is at stake!”

Furthermore, Rep. Lesko added that invasion is the “only word that aptly describes the situation” at the border.

“We have run out of words to express the magnitude of the crisis at our border,” said Congresswoman Lesko. “The only word that aptly describes the situation on the ground is ‘invasion,’ which is happening every day at our southern border and negatively affecting communities across this nation. The U.S. Constitution does give states the authority to declare an invasion and protect their citizens from harm, and members of this body should stand with any state desiring to do so.”

Other legislators who co-sponsored the bill include Representatives Brian Babin (R-TX), Aaron Bean (R-FL), Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), Troy Nehls (R-TX), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX) and Daniel Webster (R-FL).

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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