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H 4947
Session 125 (2023-2024)


H 4947Next  Resolution, By  Pace, A.M. Morgan, May, Trantham, Oremus, Magnuson, Kilmartin, 
Cromer, S. Jones, O'Neal, White, T.A. Morgan, Harris, McCabe and Beach

A HOUSE RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT THE CONCERNS RAISED BY GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT REGARDING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE TO ENFORCE IMMIGRATION LAWS AND PROTECT THE STATES AND CONDEMN PRESIDENT BIDEN'S ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF HIS CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO FAITHFULLY EXECUTE IMMIGRATION LAWS ENACTED BY CONGRESS.
Date Body Action Description with journal page number
1/25/2024 House Introduced (House Journal-page 43)
1/25/2024 House Referred to Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions (House Journal-page 43)


VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

01/25/2024



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A house RESOLUTION

 

to support the concerns raised by Governor Greg Abbott regarding the federal government's failure to enforce immigration laws and protect the states and condemn President Biden's alleged violations of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress.

 

Whereas, the Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has expressed deep concern regarding the federal government's failure to enforce immigration laws and protect the states, leading to record levels of illegal immigration; and

 

Whereas, President Biden has been accused of violating his constitutional duty to enforce federal laws protecting states, particularly immigration laws, as outlined in the letters delivered by Governor Abbott; and

 

Whereas, President Biden's actions include instructing agencies to ignore federal statutes, suing Texas for securing the border, and wasting taxpayer dollars to open Texas's border security infrastructure, contributing to the influx of illegal immigrants; and

 

Whereas, the lawless border policies under President Biden's administration have resulted in over six million illegal immigrants crossing the southern border in just three years, causing unprecedented harm to the people across the United States; and

 

Whereas, the Governor of Texas has invoked Article I, Section 10, Clause 3, declaring an invasion and utilizing Texas's constitutional authority to defend and protect itself. Now, therefore,

 

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:

 

That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution:

 

            (1) support the concerns raised by Governor Greg Abbott regarding the federal government's failure to enforce immigration laws and protect the states;

            (2) condemn President Biden's alleged violations of his constitutional duty to faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by Congress;

            (3) recognize the constitutional authority of states, including Texas, to defend and protect themselves in the face of a failure by the federal government to fulfill its duties under Article IV, Section 4;

            (4) express solidarity with the state of Texas in utilizing its constitutional authority to secure the Texas border, including the deployment of the Texas National Guard, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and other Texas personnel; and

            (5) call upon the federal government to fulfill its duty under Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution to protect each state against invasion, including taking necessary actions to address the challenges posed by illegal immigration.

 

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, and to the President of the United States, Joe Biden.

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