Thousands of migrants have formed a caravan in Mexico and are rapidly approaching the U.S. southern border with the intention of illegally crossing into the nation’s interior.
Fox News reports that this flood of foreign nationals is the largest and most organized caravan that has formed this year. Video footage had surfaced which showed the caravan breaking through a blockade of Mexican security forces as it forged its path to the United States.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) called upon border states to demand that the White House halt the migrant caravan before it illegally enters the country. Should the commander-in-chief fail to act, the congressman said Biden should be impeached on the grounds of failing to protect the United States from “invasion.”
In a Monday night interview with Newsmax TV’s “Stinchfield,” Brooks warned of the national security risk of what he referred to as “the mother of all illegal alien caravans” poses to the nation.
“I’m extremely concerned in the context of how much damage is done to American citizens because of this huge tsunami of illegal aliens, not only under the Biden administration, but in prior administrations also,” said Brooks. “Fortunately, we had a four-year period under President Trump where actions were undertaken to diminish the flow of illegal aliens, but as you’ve seen, the floodgates are open under Joe Biden. It’s going to cost American lives.”
The mother of all illegal alien caravans is headed for America’s southern border. This invasion must be stopped, and if Joe Biden isn’t going to do his duty under the Constitution to stop this invasion he should be impeached. pic.twitter.com/FWssBHJGxy
— Mo Brooks (@RepMoBrooks) October 26, 2021
The North Alabama congressman cited the number of illegal narcotics that are routinely smuggled across the border. Additionally, he noted the adverse economic impacts of illegal immigration through wage suppression, which he said was a result of illegal workers flooding the American labor market.
Brooks placed responsibility for the border crisis at the feet of the federal government and what he referred to as “special interest groups” which he said “lobby Congress intensely for cheap foreign labor.”
The congressman went on to state that the U.S. Constitution dictates that the federal government intervene to protect the citizenry from the type of threat the caravan poses.
“Under the United States Constitution, the United States government has a legal obligation to protect each and every state from invasion,” Brooks noted. “If you look up the dictionary definition of the word invasion, what you’re seeing covers it.”
He continued, “So I would encourage each and every state governor that’s on the southern border to demand that the United States government fulfill its obligations to protect them from this invasion, and failing that, then I would urge each of these governors to protect their own borders.”
Brooks expressed that he believed inaction from the presidency would be just cause to remove Biden from office.
“At the same time, I believe that it’s incumbent that we hold Joe Biden as president of the United States responsible for this gross violation of the United States Constitution and impeach him,” he declared.
Brooks concluded, “Now, unfortunately, the Democrats are for this invasion. They don’t give a darn about the adverse effect on American citizens, they’re just telling the rest of America ‘live with it, it’s coming, there’s nothing you can do to stop it.’ Well I’ve got news to them, elections are just around the corner, and in 2022, you’re out of here.”
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL