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Cuccinelli: States that are being ‘invaded’ by migrant caravans have constitutional war powers to stop them

(TNSInvasion: Former U.S. attorney and Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution gives states unique authority to repel invasions without an authorization from Congress.

Cuccinelli, in an interview with Breitbart News on SiriusXM, was discussing the “invasion” of migrants traveling in two caravans currently heading towards the U.S. in an effort designed to overwhelm the country’s asylum and immigration system.

“Article 1 Section 10 of the Constitution, third paragraph, lists some things that the states can do under some certain circumstances. And[the Constutition] says that no state shall enter into war without the permission of Congress unless they are actually invaded. Well, here it comes,” he said.

“First of all, we’ve been being invaded for a long time so the border states clearly qualify here to utilize this power themselves. And what’s interesting is they don’t need anyone’s permission. And because [the states are] acting under war powers, there’s no due process,” he continued.

“They can literally just line their National Guard up — presumably with riot gear like they would if they had a civil disturbance — and turn people back at the border. Literally, you don’t have to keep them, no catch-and-release, no nothing,” Cuccinelli said.




“You just point them back across the river and let them swim for it. Maybe you have a little courtesy shuttle and drive them over … and leave them there. The states can do that, interestingly enough, and the federal government can’t,” he added.

“When someone comes across your border without your permission, it’s an invasion. Their purpose here is to violate the border, to violate our sovereignty for their own purposes. That’s an invasion,” he said.

“And here, I don’t think with the caravan it’s even debatable because you’ve got an entire group that’s organized itself to come into the country.”

Listen to the interview here:

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5 Comments on Cuccinelli: States that are being ‘invaded’ by migrant caravans have constitutional war powers to stop them

  1. If they want WAR, the US will give them WAR. Now turn around and GO HOME !!

  2. I’m sorry if I’m the bad guy…but when I look at pictures of the so-called caravan, I see few women…and few children. I see a horde of enemy invaders.

  3. Even if States have this kind of power … is it California state going to really enforce such a power? and if the ‘go for it’ … i’m totally sure they will do the same that Mexico did days ago, nothing … i don’t think it is a good idea.

    This is an invasion to the USA and it is the Federal Government the one that have to respond, and the only one whom we can trust today!!.

  4. A CORRECTION NEEDS TO BE MADE ABOUT THE ARTICLE 10, SECTION 8, PARAGRAPH 3 IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE. THIS IS “NOT” WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS AT THIS LOCATION, RATHER IT SAYS: “NO STATE SHALL, WITHOUT THE CONCENT OF THE CONGRESS, LAY ANY IMPOSTS OR DUTIES ON IMPORTS OR EXPORTS, EXCEPT WHAT MAY BE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR EXECUTING ITS INSPECTION LAWS: AND THE NET PRODUCE OF ALL DUTIES AND IMPORTS OR EXPORTS, SHALL BE FOR THE USE OF THE TREASURY OF THE UNITED STTGES; AND ALL SUCH LAWS SHALL BE SUBECT TO THE REVISION AND CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS.

    HOWEVER, UNDER SECTION 8, PARAGRAPHS 13 & 14, IT “DOES SAY” THAT CONGRESS CAN MAKE RULES FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND REGULATION OF THE LAND AND NAVAL FORCES; TO PROVIDE FOR CALLING FORTH THE MILITIA [NOTICE IT DOESN’T SAY MILITARY] TO EXCUTE THE LAWS OF THE UNION, SUPPRESS INSURRECTIONS AND REPEL INVASIONS.

    UNFORTUNATELY, THERE IS A VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CONGRESS DOING THIS AND THE STATES DOING SO.

    IN MY HUMBLE OPIONION, HOWEVER, ANY STATE ALONG THE MEXICAN BORDER SHOULD DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO PROTECT THEIR OWN LAND AND PEOPLES, AND IF THAT TAKES SENDING THE STATE NATIONAL GUARD, STATE MILITIAS, OR WHATEVER TO DO SO, THEN THEY SHOULD. SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT LIKE IT, BUT IT WOULD SAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAKING CARE OF ALL THESE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO “WERE NOT INVITED” WITH HEALTH CARE, HOUSING, HOSPITALS, SCHOOLS, ETC.. WE ARE ALREADY PAYING LITERALLY 10’S OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON ILLEGAL INDIVIDUALS ALREADY IN OUR COUNTRY THAT “SHOULD” BE GOING TOWARDS TAKING CARE OF OUR OWN REPRESSED, DISADVANTAGED, POOR PEOPLE IN THE STATES THAT HAVE BEEN INVADED BY THESE INVASIONS.

  5. In addition to the above reference of Article 1 Section 8 above, in Article 4, Section 4, the following is stated as the Rule of Law in America: “the United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government [ notice it doesn’t say anything about a Democratic Form of Government ] and shall protect each of them against INVASION; and on Application of the Legislation, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

    It would seem to me, that President Trump has EVERY reason to declare a 14,000 person invasion of people DEMANDING entrance and acceptance into the United States and which is growing by the day, (and now followed by another 7,000 person invasion made up mostly of men, with very few women or children), for just what it is: an INVASION, and NOT a caravan (whatever the hell that is). Personally, I support the President 110%, and sincerely hope that this insanity convinces many of those middle class, suburban women in America wanting to vote Democratic JUST so that the same political party does NOT control all three branches of government (which it already has and shown not only Americans but the rest of the world, how all three CAN work for the betterment of our country). If the Republicans do lose the House… I think we can safely say it is because of this element that the country will be going though literal HELL for the next two years, while the Democrats tear this country apart with the vindictive, hateful, actions just because they lost their power in 2016… and which they have shown for two years now with their words and actions if you cared to watch FOX news instead of the Fake News, which deliberately OMITS any of these words and actions of THEIR people, but who instead make up lie after lie of the conservatives on the rigtht.

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