Dear Snowflakes, don’t fret. Posse Comitatus was never violated…
It’s a fair bet that the governor of the Lone Star State has pretty much had enough of Chinese Resident Chou Bia-Dung aiding and abetting the not so silent invasion of the United States.
As seen in the social media posting below, Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the Texas National Guard (TNG) to start arresting illegal aliens within the state of Texas.
Specifically, as the Commander-in-Chief of both the Texas National Guard Air National Guard, Abbott has issued a rather terse three paragraph order to Major General Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the TNG; (Emphasis mine)
Beginning on May 31, 2021, I have issued multiple proclamations certifying under Section
418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the surge of individuals unlawfully crossing the
Texas-Mexico border poses an ongoing and imminent threat of disaster for certain counties and agencies in the State of Texas. To respond to this disaster and secure the rule of law at our Southern border, more manpower is needed—in addition to the troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) and soldiers from the Texas National Guard I have already deployed there—and DPS needs help in arresting those who are violating state law.
As “Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State” under Article IV, Section 7 of the
Texas Constitution, the governor can “call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State.” Section 431.111 of the Texas Government Code likewise recognizes that the governor can call on state military forces “to enforce state law” and “to assist civil authorities in guarding [or] conveying prisoners.” And Section 437.002 of the Texas Government Code recognizes that“[t]he governor has full control and authority over all matters relating to the Texas military forces.”
By virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, I hereby order that the Texas National Guard assist DPS in enforcing Texas law by
arresting lawbreakers at the border.
For those timid souls who are under the misconception that Abbott has broken the law by violating the Posse Comitatus Act, no need to beg your panties in a wad.
Posse Comitatus only applies to active/reservist troops acting under the auspices of the Federal Government.
As Gov. Abbott correctly ordered Texas Guardsmen arrest authority only within the boundaries of Texas.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) July 28, 2021