A resolution regarding Arizona Immigration Law based on resolutions from Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated, Apopka, Florida, and Crystal Coast Republican Women, Carteret County, North Carolina
WHEREAS, The National Federation of Republican Women affirms the integrity of the international borders of these United States and the Constitutional authority and duty of the federal government to guard and protect these borders, including the regulation of the numbers and of the qualifications of immigrants into the country;
WHEREAS, The Federal Government has failed in its role to guard and protect our borders and the American people, from an unprecedented number of illegal aliens;
WHEREAS, The Arizona law, signed by Governor Jan Brewer on April 23, 2010, enables Arizona law enforcement officers to enforce Federal immigration law and requires them to do so while protecting the rights of all citizens and without racial profiling; and
WHEREAS, The Arizona law does not require new documentation such as national ID card, but uses existing identification documentation to establish a presumption of legal status;
RESOLVED, That the National Federation of Republican Women stands with the people of Arizona and applauds the State of Arizona and its Governor Jan Brewer for its recent action to protect and defend its citizens, our country, and the sovereignty of both the State of Arizona and the United States of America.
A resolution regarding Birthright Citizenship based on a resolution submitted by the Alabama Federation of Republican Women
WHEREAS, Automatic birthright citizenship is a strong magnet for illegal immigrants to have a baby born in the United States and therefore vastly increases illegal immigration;
WHEREAS, Babies born on U.S. soil anchor their families and qualify them to a host of federal, state and local benefits, which in most cases, are more than they pay in taxes;
WHEREAS, The increasing costs are avoidable by clarifying the intent of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment;
WHEREAS, The 1868 intent of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment was to ensure that newly freed slaves and their children could not be denied U.S. citizenship, and the jurisdictional clause was added so that this Amendment could not be interpreted as a blanket grant of birthright citizenship to any person who by accident of birth was born on U.S. soil to parents of “foreigners or aliens,” but bureaucrats have expanded this definition;
WHEREAS, Section 5 of the 14th Amendment gives Congress the power to reinstate the original intent of the Citizenship Clause; and
WHEREAS, H.R. 1868 introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 2, 2009, with 93 cosponsors will clarify and reinstate the intent of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment;
RESOLVED, That the National Federation of Republican Women at the September 8-11, 2010, Board of Directors meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, urges Congress to pass H.R. 1868 in the House and to introduce a companion bill in the Senate to help end the explosive problem of illegal immigration and unfair taxation on U.S. citizens.
A resolution regarding Ensuring Fair Elections
WHEREAS, Most states do not require photo identification to vote, yet photo identification is required in the course of normal business transactions such as renting videos, cashing a check or passing through airport security;
WHEREAS, The fairness of our system of electing government officials via “one person, one vote” is being threatened via the concept of “cumulative voting;” and
WHEREAS, To protect every legal vote, the integrity of our electoral system must be restored;
RESOLVED, That the National Federation of Republican Women at their September 8-11, 2010, Board of Directors meeting urges passage of legislation that requires voters to show government-issued photo identification at the polls before being allowed to cast a ballot.