Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R-AZ) has had enough with Biden and his immigration policies. On Monday, he penned an opinion piece to let the president know exactly how he is seeing the situation on the ground in Arizona. Given the news that has come out of the state recently, he is not wrong to give it the “invasion” label.
“The federal government’s failure to secure the border and protect Arizona from invasion is dangerous and unprecedented,” Brnovich said in a statement. “The Founders foresaw that States might need to protect themselves from invasion and made clear in the Constitution that States retain the sovereign power to defend themselves within their own territory. The violence and lawlessness at the border caused by transnational cartels and gangs satisfy the definition of an ‘invasion’ under the U.S. Constitution, and Arizona, therefore, has the power to defend itself from this invasion under the Governor’s authority as Commander-in-Chief.”
With how wide-open Biden has allowed the border to become on his watch, Arizona has no choice but to go after them for disrupting their way of life. Their violent crime has been skyrocketing as well as an unprecedented level of drugs and human trafficking activity. It’s not just the grimy underbelly of crime that has been seeing the results of these criminals, but the everyday citizens in Arizona.
These levels of violence as well as the importation of unchecked goods and services all constitute an invasion, and history has shown that their reasoning behind using the term is credible. The people of Arizona deserve to live in peace and do not need to watch their back at every corner. While there is always a degree of vigilance that is required everywhere, the situation there is becoming more and more like Iraq with each passing day. You have no idea where the next conflict is coming from, when, or why it will happen.
Arizona’s AG is taking a stand for America and its state, in the same manner, founding father James Madison did. Madison used his militia to stop smugglers as an example of how the constitution protects against invasions. Clearly defined under Article 1, Section 10 it states “a State may defend itself when it has been ‘actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay,’ and the State does not need the consent of Congress to do so.”
It doesn’t get much clearer than that, and the evidence is everywhere in the news and beyond what is making headlines. While fellow Republican Gov. Doug Ducey will have the final say as to what the state will do about this problem, it is rather obvious that he and the rest of the state stand ready to defend what is theirs. Given how long the ranchers, landowners, and even the military along the southern border have had to deal with this invasion, it is long overdue.
Soldiers stationed at Ft Huachuca have had to deal with the invasion of illegal immigrants and drug smugglers for years. While a small installation in terms of population and the overall size of the base, it serves as the home to Military Intelligence and NETCOM, as well as several UAV courses. It also has a shared-use airport that is a backup landing spot for NASA. To say this is a critically important base is understating the need for the installation.
Yet, they are continuously arresting illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, and coyotes on the base as they attempt to walk through. It’s only a matter of time till they begin to get violent there as well. Is it worth the loss of life and the fight when the American government keeps letting them go and granting them all these special favors? Arizona needs to protect itself and this is only the start.