Rule of Law Community Resolution
A Resolution calling on the [Insert Jurisdiction] to define [Insert Jurisdiction] as a Rule of Law Community
WHEREAS, The Federal Government under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act as codified in the United States Code (U.S.C.) is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of the laws of the United States of America as they pertain to legal immigration; and
WHEREAS, the authority for enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act and the U.S.C. is vested with the Federal Government, and it is the responsibility of all levels of government to fully support the Federal Government in the exercise of its obligations under the law pertaining to immigration; and
WHEREAS, the level of immigration enforcement by the Federal Government has been inadequate in preventing millions of persons from illegally entering the United States without complying with the laws of our nation; and
WHEREAS, while the [Insert Jurisdiction] welcomes legal immigrants, illegal immigrants impose burdens on the citizens and legal residents of Lancaster which include decreased job opportunities, increased fiscal costs for education, law enforcement, health care, and other social services; and
WHEREAS, the [Insert Jurisdiction] is working with County Sheriff’s department to establish ICE trained personnel in our local station to identify arrested felons and gang members who are suspected violators of Federal Immigration laws; and,
WHEREAS, the [Insert Jurisdiction] and every jurisdiction in the United States can and should do more at the local level in support of Federal Immigration authorities without usurping Federal authority or taking actions that raise concerns to those who are in the United States legally; and
WHEREAS, the [Insert Jurisdiction] should consider and approve those local measures that further the efforts of Federal Immigration officials and define the City as a Rule of Law Community when it comes to upholding our immigration laws.
Resolution No. [Insert Number]
THE [Insert Governing Body] OF THE [Insert Jurisdiction] HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The [Insert Governing Body] of the [Insert Jurisdiction] does hereby pledge support of
Federal Immigration enforcement through the adoption of local measures within the scope of municipal authority in accordance to the state and US Constitutions.
Section 2. The [Insert Governing Body] of the [Insert Jurisdiction] does hereby declare that [Insert Jurisdiction] is not a sanctuary community and is in fact a Rule of Law Community in regards to upholding our nation’s immigration laws.