Taking the right’s obsession with immigration to a new level in an interview with a newspaper editorial board in Florida this weekend, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) called undocumented immigration an “invasion” and said under the Constitution, Congress should treat the situation as if a foreign country’s military were invading the country. He also said the Roman Empire fell in part because they “failed to secure their northern border”:
Ok. I think that illegal immigration – the operative word is ‘illegal’. It also says here in Article 1 Section 8 that you have to repel invasions. I think that anytime someone is coming across your border and they haven’t been invited, that can be considered what the founding fathers wrote as an invasion into your country.