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

D3F1ANT
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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.

Al
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Al

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!!.

dickee
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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… Read more »

dickee
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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… Read more »

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