Wise County, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan statistical area, joined eight counties that declared an invasion last month.
Wise County Commissioner’s Court voted unanimously Monday to invoke Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution and declared Texas and the United States under invasion. It also requested Gov. Greg Abbott to declare an invasion “and take back our southern border.”
Judge J.D. Clark said the court approved the declaration “in solidarity with Texas border counties.”
“This is something that began with declarations and resolutions from counties on the border, understandably,” he said, “but we’re seeing counties not on the border doing this as well because it affects you no matter where you are in the state and the nation.”
Declaring an invasion “is a way to show that we recognize the massive issue that is happening down there,” he said, “and we stand with them— they are in a war zone. We know the state is [stepping up] because the federal government isn’t doing its job but the state can do more.”