MCRC Resolution #2 – Resolution Against Amnesty

Here is the second resolution being offered to Maricopa County Republicans on Saturday March 10th during the organizational meeting:

Resolution Against Amnesty

WHEREAS, amnesty was the failed solution of past federal legislation; and

WHEREAS, amnesty allows for increased cost in all areas of life for legal citizens; and

WHEREAS, amnesty for the 12 to 23 million illegal aliens in the U.S. will cost the taxpayer over $3.9 trillion according the Heritage Foundation, and

WHEREAS, amnesty rewards illegal aliens for breaking our laws; and

WHEREAS, amnesty would allows illegal-alien gang members, criminal and terrorists to be eligible to be citizens of the United States; and

WHEREAS, amnesty would increase the poverty rate and allow more people to collect unemployment; and

WHEREAS, amnesty would encourage millions more to apply for amnesty fraudulently; and

WHEREAS, amnesty actually serves to punish those foreign nationals that respect the law and seek to enter the country properly; and

WHEREAS, amnesty would increase those eligible for the already suffering Medicaid and Medicare systems; and

WHEREAS, amnesty would allow individuals to become eligible for Supplemental Security Income, which is in terrible trouble; and

WHEREAS, the cost of amnesty estimated in the trillions and would add additional burden onto all State and federally funded programs;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Republican Committee: urge the Congress of the United States to strongly oppose any legislation supporting amnesty or the granting of lawful status to any person that has entered or remained in the United States illegally.

(Passed unanimously as amended by the MCRC Resolutions Committee on December 12, 2008. David Braswell, Chairman.)

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