2019 Senate Resolution 4 - Introduced

State of South Dakota  
NINETY-FOURTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2019  

940B0864   SENATE RESOLUTION   NO.  4  

Introduced by:    Senators Russell, Jensen (Phil), and Nelson
 

        A RESOLUTION, Rebuking Congressman Dusty Johnson for voting against President Trump's emergency measures to secure the Southern border, and urging Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds to support President Trump's constitutional efforts as our military Commander in Chief to do so.
    WHEREAS, a state of emergency exists in the United States due to Congress' failing to perform its constitutional duties of securing our borders and defending the nation against the lawless invasion of this country by twelve to twenty-two million illegal aliens; and
    WHEREAS, the South Dakota Legislature identified within Senate Concurrent Resolution 4, the mass amount of horrific crimes American citizens are subjected to due to the illegal alien crime wave from which federal law enforcement is desperately attempting to defend the American public; and
    WHEREAS, the South Dakota Legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 4 on January 24, urging Congress and the President of the United States immediately to address this emergency by providing for the security of our nation by controlling and securing our national borders with appropriate legislation to fund the construction of steel barriers and border control

impediments along with the strengthening of current border control infrastructure; and

    WHEREAS, the President of the United States is the Commander in Chief of the nation's military and is constitutionally empowered to direct and order the defenses of the nation; and
    WHEREAS, on February 19, the President issued a presidential proclamation officially declaring a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States, and ordering the nation's military to use monies already appropriated to the Department of Defense, to be specifically used to harden the defenses and security of the southern border; and
    WHEREAS, on February 26, Representative Dusty Johnson voted for House Joint Resolution 46 to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration; and
    WHEREAS, House Joint Resolution 46 will be heard by the United States Senate; and
    WHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of the federal government to protect national borders and secure the sovereignty of the United States as well as to enforce immigration and employment laws for the protection of American citizens; and
    WHEREAS, the enforcement of existing federal immigration laws, especially those regarding national security, immigration, and employment are necessary for the preservation of the sovereignty of this nation and the well-being of the American people; and
    WHEREAS, Congress has been woefully remiss in its duties to protect our national borders and enforce existing federal immigration laws creating a constitutional crisis and national emergency:
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the Ninety-Fourth Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the South Dakota Legislature rebukes Representative Dusty Johnson for his betrayal of national interests in opposing President Trump's constitutional authority as the Commander in Chief of the U.S. military; and
    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Senate urges Senators John Thune and Mike

Rounds to oppose House Joint Resolution 46 and support the President of the United States in his efforts to immediately provide for the security of our nation by controlling and securing our national borders, as specifically called for within South Dakota Legislature's Senate Concurrent Resolution 4.

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