House Resolution 109 - Introduced HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 109 BY SHERMAN , GOLDING , GERHOLD , DIEKEN , HAYES , ANDREWS , M. THOMPSON , STONE , HORA , CISNEROS , STOLTENBERG , MEGGERS , WULF , FISHER , GUSTAFSON , OSMUNDSON , BRADLEY , DETERMANN , GEHLBACH , SORENSEN , and HOLT A Resolution affirming the state of Iowa’s support 1 for the state of Texas and condemning the federal 2 government’s immigration policies. 3 WHEREAS, the executive branch of the United States 4 has a constitutional duty to enforce federal laws 5 protecting states, including immigration laws, and 6 President Biden has broken the compact between the 7 United States and the states by refusing to enforce 8 those laws and even violating current laws; and 9 WHEREAS, President Biden has violated his oath to 10 faithfully execute immigration laws enacted by the 11 United States Congress; and 12 WHEREAS, President Biden has instructed his agencies 13 to ignore federal statutes that mandate the detention 14 of illegal immigrants; and 15 WHEREAS, under President Biden’s border policies, 16 more than 6 million illegal immigrants, almost double 17 the population of the state of Iowa, have crossed the 18 southern border in three years; and 19 WHEREAS, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and the 20 other visionaries who wrote the Constitution of the 21 United States foresaw that states should not be left to 22 the mercy of a lawless president who does nothing to 23 stop external threats; NOW THEREFORE, 24 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, That 25 -1- LSB 6270YH (6) 90 sc/jm 1/ 2
H.R. 109 the House of Representatives supports the right of the 1 state of Texas to invoke its constitutional authority 2 to protect and defend its citizens; and 3 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of 4 Representatives recognizes the Constitution of 5 the United States as the supreme law of the land, 6 superseding any federal statute to the contrary; and 7 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the House of 8 Representatives supports and endorses the Governor’s 9 decision to deploy Iowa National Guard and Iowa State 10 Patrol personnel to secure the Texas and national 11 border. 12 -2- LSB 6270YH (6) 90 sc/jm 2/ 2