Border battle lines: Dems call on Biden to seize control of Texas National Guard as GOP allies back Abbott --The Lone Star State is fighting multiple legal battles with the federal government amid the migrant invasion at the southern border | 24 Jan 2024 | As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to tout the state's right to self-defend itself from a migrant invasion, some Democratic lawmakers are calling on Joe Biden to take control of the state's National Guard. Abbott issued a lengthy statement Wednesday, saying the federal government broke the compact between the U.S. and the individual states. "The Executive Branch of the United States has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting states, including immigration laws on the books right now," Abbott said. "President [sic] Biden has refused to enforce those laws and has even violated them." Abbott is fighting multiple legal battles with the Biden regime, which has threatened legal action over Texas's seizure of Shelby Park near Eagle Pass.