Thursday, September 23, 2010

Resolution: In support of Arizona and PWC on Illegal Immigration

RESOLUTION OF THE Spotsylvania Republican Committee of Virginia

Let it be known, the Spotsylvania County Republican Committee in the great Commonwealth of Virginia, recognizes, appreciates and supports the many contributions of immigrants who migrated legally to our great nation throughout its history, and we advocate for all laws that encourage their noble dream of liberty and freedom; we therefore declare our support for the following resolution;

Whereas the United States federal government has failed to exercise its Constitutional role to enforce "an uniform Rule of Naturalization" via its refusal to enforce the law at the border,

Whereas, as described by federal law, Sec. 103. [8 U.S.C. § 1103,] “An actual or imminent mass influx of illegal aliens arriving off the coast of the United States, or near a land border, presents urgent circumstances requiring an immediate federal response” exists in the State of Arizona,

Whereas the federal government has failed to exercise its powers and duties as prescribed in laws duly passed by Congress to “control and guard the boundaries and borders of the United States against the illegal entry of aliens,” and to achieve “operational control” on the border, defined by federal law to mean “the prevention of all unlawful entries into the United States, including entries by terrorists, other unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics, and other contraband,”

Whereas the dangers represented by this manner of unchecked influx of illegal aliens threaten not only the lives and liberties of the citizens of Arizona, but of all other free peoples and sovereign states,

Whereas Section 274(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended in 1986, authorizes “...all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws,” to arrest persons for smuggling, harboring or transporting illegal aliens,” and that federal courts have repeatedly affirmed since 1984 that local police may inquire into immigration violations in the course of a routine stop,

Whereas numerous reports have emerged of international terrorist organizations, including but not limited to Hezbollah and Al-Qaida, taking advantage of the current lack of federal enforcement to infiltrate the United States with operatives,

Whereas the People of the State of Arizona have passed a law, Arizona SB1070, to “discourage and deter the unlawful entry and presence of aliens and economic activity by persons unlawfully present in the United States” by authorizing state resources to assist in enforcing federal law,

Whereas on April 3, 2002, Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OFC) legal opinion, affirms state and local police officers have the inherent authority to arrest illegal aliens and transfer them to federal custody,

Whereas the State of Arizona’s law SB1070 is a Constitutional example of concurrent jurisdiction of state and federal law, is fully compliant with existing federal law and court decisions and provides for reasonable actions under probable cause and without prejudice, and

Whereas Virginia’s own Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Corey Stewart, has endorsed SB1070 and has noted that Arizona’s effort is very similar to parts of his successful efforts on the same issue in his own county,

Therefore, be it resolved that the Spotsylvania Republican Committee in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Supports the rights of the People of Arizona to protect and preserve both their liberty and the rights of all U.S. citizens, through laws such as Arizona SB1070 and all other actions, as the State of Arizona should undertake to protect the safety and property of its legal immigrants and citizens,

Supports, efforts to enact and enforce similar laws throughout Virginia to protect our citizens and pressure the federal government to meet its obligations under the Constitution and federal laws and

Thanks our Virginia Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli, for coming to the defense of Arizona and the Commonwealth of Virginia in federal court,

Signed this day of _________________, 2010

Steven Thomas, Chairman
County Committee of the Republican Party of Spotsylvania, Virginia

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