Posted by: Judy K. Warner | July 21, 2014

Another immigration resolution, from Texas

Here is another resolution from League City, Texas, sent by Cathy.

RESOLUTION NO. 2014-_______

 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS

TO PROTECT THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND SECURITY OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMUNITY; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT

 WHEREAS, the citizens of League City, Texas recognize their duty as law-abiding citizens to act in accordance with the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution, and agree that their right to life, liberty, and property shall not be infringed; and

WHEREAS, the federal government has failed to protect the homeland in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, Texas has the right and obligation to protect its citizens in accordance with Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution:

 Freedom and Sovereignty of State.  Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States.

And is supported by Article 1, Section 29 of the Texas Constitution:

 Provisions of Bill of Rights Excepted from Powers of Government; To Forever Remain Inviolate. To guard against transgressions of the high powers herein designated, we declare that everything in this (Texas) “Bill of Rights” is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate, and all laws contrary thereto, or to the following provisions, shall be void.

WHEREAS, the citizens of League City Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that more than 90,000 minors will arrive in the United States during the 2014 fiscal year and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors in 2015 fiscal year, with most expected to remain in Texas cities and communities; and

WHEREAS, the leaders of League City question the impact that the sudden influx of school-age illegal minors will have on our Independent School Districts’ (ISD) educational funding, school resources, campus security, and health safety for our children; and

WHEREAS, health advisories report that many illegal aliens suffering from diseases endemic in their countries of origin are being released into our communities; and

WHEREAS, the federal government is actively seeking more locations within Texas towns and counties to accommodate the unprecedented overflow of illegal aliens and unaccompanied minors; and

WHEREAS, the increasing volume of illegal aliens is already bankrupting some cities and counties in the State of Texas by overwhelming the local medical, educational, law enforcement, and judicial systems; and

WHEREAS, members of dangerous transnational criminal organizations and radical Islamic terror groups continue to exploit the situation to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of establishing criminal activity, terror cells, and training operations within our homeland; and

WHEREAS, without a secure border Texas cities and communities cannot protect the health and safety of their citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, as follows:

Section 1. That all agencies of the City of League City are instructed to refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as “refugee” or otherwise.

Section 2. We hereby appeal to our state legislators and elected officials for action and accountability to urgently address the continuing influx of illegal aliens across our border.

  • Through State executive and legislative actions demand that the Federal government provide additional resources for new and/or existing Border Patrol checkpoints, and employ a contiguous physical barrier where strategically prudent.
  • Demand the Texas State Legislature to enhance state smuggling and human trafficking laws, and provide civil liability protections for Texan landowners against criminal trespassers.
  • Demand the Texas State Legislature abolish any and all state-controlled or sponsored magnets that exacerbate the problem of rampant illegal immigration, such as (but not limited to): in-state tuition subsidies, welfare benefits, and free non-emergency health care for illegal aliens.
  • Require the State to perform a cost/benefit analysis of the illegal alien presence and report that cost to Texas taxpayers and state agencies.
  • Pass legislation to prohibit “sanctuary cities” which restrict law enforcement from determining the immigration status of detainees after the commission of a crime within our communities.

Section 3. That civic responsibility demands that community and state leaders begin crisis planning immediately to address the unprecedented wave of foreign minor school age children that could be enrolled in Texas schools this summer; and

Section 4. That the City of League City, State of Texas, calls on other communities and jurisdictions to join with us in this action by passing similar Resolutions.

 Section 5. That copies of this Resolution be immediately transmitted to the Governor of the State of Texas; the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Texas’ legislature; each individual legislator that represents our City in the State of Texas; the Commissioner’s Court of Galveston County; and the Sheriff of Galveston County.

 PASSED AND APPROVED on the _______ day of July, 2014.


Responses

  1. Thanks for posting this. It is much more detailed and specific, and, although it would not apply in all respects to a suitable Maryland resolution, it does offer some interesting, useful points. I wonder if similar resolutions are being drafted around the country, and these could be collected and examined so they could be adapted for use in each specific situation. Keep them coming!

  2. Lee, I just sent your resolution and this one to our Washington County commissioners with a request to consider passing something like them. I’ll post on it when I hear from any of them. — Judy

  3. Here are my comments to Prince George’s county executive Rushern Baker – and resolution against illegal immigration:
    March 29, 2015
    Hon. Rushern Baker
    Prince George’s County Executive
    14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
    Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    20772-3050

    Dear Mr. Baker,
    Thanks for inviting comments about your proposed FY 2016 County budget. Let me first say that this budget appears to contain significant excessive spending as well as improper and unnecessary proposed rate increases to the real property, personal property, telecommunications and hotel tax rates. Any such new taxes and fees are improper because they don’t comply with applicable County laws, namely Section 813 of the County Charter, Approval of New or Additional Taxes, and a property rate cap called TRIM (Tax Reform Initiative for Marylanders). Section 813, approved by voters in 1996 says, for example, that by law, “any tax or fees to be proposed in Prince George’s County must be approved by voters.” So, until and unless the voters approve these new taxes and fees, the County government cannot legally propose them in the budget. I certainly don’t approve of any of these new taxes and fees, and I know many other voters feel the same as well.
    The proposed new taxes and fees are unnecessary anyway since there is already ample and even excessive County tax revenue to cover all essential government services. Moreover, there are many ways to reduce spending in the proposed budget, without jeopardizing essential services to County residents. To start cutting down expenditures, for example, identify areas of waste, fraud, and abuse that come from inattention and lack of accountability in government spending, especially in the school system and welfare programs.
    A great percentage of this excessive County spending comes from the presence of a large and growing number of illegal aliens in the County. In 2014, for example, over 1300 “unaccompanied” illegal alien children have been added to the burden of taxpayers here, amounting to an approximate cost of $25,000 per child, due to their lack of English language ability. In 2015, this number will only increase further as more illegal alien children are trafficked here by the unlawful and reckless actions of the federal government. So far, the added cost to taxpayers for this unlawful alien presence is estimated on an annual basis at about $1,000 for each property owner in the County.
    The presence of this growing illegal alien population especially brings about unnecessary spending in the school system, such as demonstrated by plans for a new specialized educational facility, under the direction and control of a private, government-funded entity, CASA Maryland. This funding, taken together with the County’s rejection of “Safe Communities” and its restrictions on policing to identify and process illegal aliens, makes Prince George’s County a virtual “sanctuary” for illegal aliens. The County therefore becomes a magnet to attract a continuing flood of these persons into our community, bringing with them crime, health care issues, school system costs, and welfare expenses that are a serious burden and threat to the health, safety, and well-being of all County citizens and taxpayers.  

    Another burden on taxpayers is the County’s anti-business and anti-job policies, such as demonstrated by the local “Minimum wage” that effectively prohibits the hiring and training of low-skill youth. This restrictive anti-job policy also discourages the start-up, maintenance, and growth of small business which is vital for progress and success in the local economy. Speed camera traps are another example of unnecessary, deceptive, and burdensome fees which target especially regular local motorists. These cameras are only for government revenue since they have no positive effect to reduce traffic accidents, as demonstrated by the best credible research.
    The County’s bloated and unresponsive welfare system is another area of excessive, wasteful spending. Its overly generous and unaccountable system of benefits encourages low-income and unemployed persons to enter and remain on permanent government dependency rather than seek their own gainful employment in the normal free market economy. In addition, the County school system is grossly inefficient and wasteful since it is so centralized and top-down controlled through a complex mass of redundant, unnecessary personnel and services. In such a complex system, teachers and parents are effectively removed from any meaningful role or decision-making in the direct education of the individual children involved.
    The result of all this excessive and wasteful spending is to increase the population of low-income, welfare-dependent persons, while, at the same time, reducing the number of responsible, taxpaying citizens who are most needed for progress and growth in our local civic and economic life. More and more of the most productive, taxpaying citizens are fleeing the County due to its hostile living and business climate, leaving behind degraded communities with lower property values, high foreclosure rates and many vacant and abandoned houses.
    The County government could significantly correct these problems while fully meeting its duty to lawful residents by adjusting its spending in various logical ways. For example, (1) cancel subsidies and the contract with CASA Maryland for building and operating the specialized school for non-native English speaking children, (2) reduce excessive salaries and numbers of specialized and administrative personnel in the school system, (3) re-instate “Safe Communities” and otherwise withdraw preferential treatment to illegal aliens to assure their prompt return to the care and responsibility of federal government authorities, (4) adjust local welfare programs to favor a path to gainful self-reliant employment rather than permanent government dependency, and (5) support a more favorable climate for business and job growth in the free market economy.
    I also urge you to protect the citizens of Prince George’s County from the unlawful and unconstitutional action of the federal government involved in the massive influx of illegal aliens into the County. Please sign and implement the enclosed resolution that establishes a proper policy and purpose in this matter.
    Please contact me directly to follow up on issues offered here if you have questions or wish further discussion. Thanks again for this opportunity to share these comments concerning the FY 2016 budget.
    Kindest regards,

    Lee Havis
    Encl/Resolution
    Resolution to Protect Citizens of Prince George’s County Maryland from the Unlawful and Unconstitutional Action of the Federal Government in Allowing the massive influx of Illegal Aliens to enter into the United States.

    Whereas, the United States Constitution provides under Article IV, Section 4, that the federal government shall “protect states against invasion”, and under Article II, Section 3, that the executive of the federal government will “take care that the laws be faithfully executed” and in the state of Maryland the Maryland Declaration of Rights, Article 2, upholds the US Constitution as supreme law in the state, and
    Whereas, the United States Congress has established immigration laws to assure the fair, welcoming, and generous treatment of aliens seeking proper entry and residence in the United States, and
    Whereas, the federal government through executive action, contrary to its own immigration laws, has established a policy and practice of unrestrained entry, release, and dispersal of large number of illegal aliens such as those classified as “unaccompanied minors”, into the state of Maryland, including the County of Prince George’s, seeking local and state government collaboration with this unlawful and unconstitutional activity, and
    Whereas, the presence and dispersal of such illegal aliens places an extreme burden on the health, safety, and well-being of citizens and others lawfully residing in this county;
    Therefore, Be it now resolved by the Prince George’s County Government, as follows:
    That all agencies of the government of Prince George’s County are instructed to refuse requests or directives by federal agencies to permit or establish any facility or expend any funds for the purpose of processing, housing, or otherwise facilitating the unlawful presence of illegal aliens in the County;
    We hereby appeal to our state legislators and elected officials for action and accountability to urgently address the continuing influx of illegal aliens into the State and County, such as by abolishing any state-controlled magnets that promote the problem of rampant illegal immigration, including welfare benefits, and free non-emergency health care for illegal aliens;
    That the government of Prince George’s County refuses to comply with federal “laws” or other action that the Federal Government has no Constitutional authority to impose, and to deny the use of any County resources to assist the Federal Government in taking action against citizens in this County who are not complying with any unconstitutional Federal action.

    Date:_______________
    Approved by

    Prince George’s County, Maryland
    Questions/inquires: Lee Havis, 240-481-1566; lee@patriotvoting.com


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