Texas Judge On Illegal Immigration Crisis: ‘We Are Losing Our Country’

“We are losing our country. We are losing Texas.”

Those were the words recently spoken by Goliad County Judge Mike Bennett, a man who has led an active life in Texas six generations after his ancestors defeated the Mexican Army and won independence for the state at the Battle of San Jacinto.

The Goliad County judge is not messing around; he was among the first to declare that the state is facing an invasion on July 5, 2022.

Bennett is not alone in this declaration. Judges and commissioners from about 33 counties have either declared an invasion at the southern border or encouraged the state of Texas to call for one.

The judge came out of retirement in 2018 after he was asked to run for the position by Goliad County Sheriff Roy Boyd. Now, he is running for reelection on Nov. 8th.

According to Bennett, he never intended on becoming a judge. The soon-to-be 69-year-old man initially worked as an undercover cop with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

“I’ve seen the worst of the worst,” he said.

When speaking with Center Square, Bennet described a time when he purchased a child for two $20 crack cocaine rocks before arresting the perpetrator.

“I saw the entire evolution of crack. Initially, it was freebase, then they were making it in a lab, then in a microwave.”

He noted that the difference between his time as a law enforcement officer in past decades versus now is that there “are far more illegals than there ever were, the Biden administration isn’t enforcing the law, and Harris County’s sanctuary policies are enabling and worsening cartel activity.”

Consequently, Bennett said, “We are losing our country. We are losing Texas. Then what do you have left? Nothing. You’re living in New York.”

Conservatives around the United States appear to agree with Bennett’s message. A recent post by the Heritage Foundation alleged that there have been over 2.7 million encounters of illegal aliens at the US border in 2022 alone, as opposed to a much lower 647,000 when Trump held office back in 2020.

Bennett also stressed that it is important to declare an invasion in order to “bring awareness to others about what’s happening,” and that such declarations “enable counties to acquire tools and financial resources.”

“Illegal aliens are walking in across the border with backpacks,” he added. “What are they bringing in? We don’t know. We can’t leave the borders unchecked.”