Rep. Rendon offered the following resolution:
House Resolution No. 28.
A resolution opposing the lawsuit filed by Michigan's Attorney General challenging the President's emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border of the United States.
Whereas, The National Emergencies Act allows the President to declare a national emergency and redistribute certain funds to aid in rectifying that emergency; and
Whereas, The United States southern border with Mexico covers nearly 2,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. Many areas of this border remain unprotected, providing numerous points of entry for the nearly 400,000 illegal aliens and 1.5 million pounds of illegal drugs that cross into the United States each year; and
Whereas, Citing illegal border crossings and the rampant crime, drugs, and smuggling associated with those crossings, President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border on February 15, 2019. The national emergency declaration will redistribute Department of Defense funds to be used to build a border wall; and
Whereas, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and 15 other state Attorneys General have filed a lawsuit challenging the President's authority to declare a national emergency. This action taken by the Attorneys General is a political stunt engineered to prevent the securing of our borders while wasting taxpayer dollars; and
Whereas, Protecting the health and safety of the American people is one of the President's most important duties. Interfering with his ability to secure the southern border by delaying the construction of a border wall is dangerous and misguided; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Representatives, That we oppose the lawsuit filed by Michigan's Attorney General challenging the President's emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border of the United States; and be it further
Resolved, That copies of this resolution be transmitted to the Attorney General and the Governor.