130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. C. R. No. 11  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
H. C. R. No. 11

Representative Combs 

Cosponsors: Representatives Beck, Maag, Adams, J., Newbold, Hayes, Johnson, Bubp, Goodwin, Buchy, Brenner, Ruhl, Baker 

To express the General Assembly's support of the efforts of the State of Arizona to control illegal immigration.


        WHEREAS, The United States has a rich tradition of extending the promise and opportunity of America to immigrants who come here legally; and

        WHEREAS, Americans recognize the contributions that generations of immigrants legally entering this country have made to the economy and culture of the United States; and

        WHEREAS, Immigration that is both legal and controlled allows immigrants coming to America to assimilate into the culture of their adoptive home and, therefore, more readily reap the benefits available to all who reside legally within the borders of the United States; and

        WHEREAS, The federal government, through lax enforcement of federal immigration laws, has failed to protect our nation's borders, our citizens, and our legal residents; and

        WHEREAS, The State of Arizona, to protect its citizens, legal residents, and visitors, has enacted state immigration legislation and taken legal action to enforce federal immigration laws; and

        WHEREAS, The federal government's failure to enforce federal immigration laws and to secure the Mexican-American border has burdened Ohio and other states with a proliferation of illicit drugs and placed an unforeseen financial strain on local and state governments; and

        WHEREAS, The rule of law has been, and should continue to be, the basis of governance in this country; now therefore be it

       RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of the State of Ohio supports the State of Arizona's right and responsibility to provide security and stability for its citizens and Arizona's efforts to protect its citizens, residents, and visitors by seeking the enforcement of federal immigration laws; and be it further

        RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, the President Pro Tempore and Secretary of the United States Senate, the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, and the news media of Ohio.

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