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Robert Natelson, Congress also has a constitutional obligation to work to repel an “invasion.” Congress must appropriate required funds.

November 28, 2018

Robert Natelson, former constitutional law professor, Senior Fellow to the Independence Institute, and a senior adviser to the Convention of States movement” Recently in the Daily Caller, Robert Natelson, leading scholar on the Constitution's amendment procedure, Senior Fellow to the Independence Institute, and Senior Advisor to the Convention of States Project, discussed federal politicians constitutional duty to stop the caravan at the border. Natelson says, “...Congress also has a constitutional obligation to work to repel an “invasion.” Congress must appropriate required funds. It must enact necessary laws. It must not drag its feet or obstruct defense efforts. To the extent congressional measures are efforts to stall or impede response against an invasion, those measures violate the Guarantee Clause. They are unconstitutional... We can debate and negotiate immigration policy, including the reasons behind the caravan. But the Constitution is clear: Protecting the border comes first, and that obligation is unconditional, undebatable, and non-negotiable.”

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