Update: The below Resolution was passed by the 3rd and 7th GOP district conventions on Saturday, April 22, 2023.
The Dustin Inman Society produced the below resolution and offered it to several county level Republican party activists before the county conventions in February. We hear several counties passed it out. We know it is also being considered in today’s district conventions. We are confident it will pass in many of those as well.
RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF ENFORCEMENT OF IMMIGRATION LAWS
Advocating for the attrition of Georgia’s illegal alien population through enforcement of state law and recognizing that illegal immigration amounts to organized crime largely caused by illegal employment that is ignored by elected and appointed officials.
WHEREAS, estimates of the number of illegal aliens in Georgia range up to 400,000 and that whatever the actual number no source of data has the number currently in decline; and
WHEREAS, illegal immigration attacks the rule of law upon which the American Republic and Georgia were founded and has created a significant reduction in the quality of life; and
WHEREAS, innocent Georgians are being murdered, raped, kidnapped and molested by illegal aliens in senseless and fully preventable crimes; and
WHEREAS, with the stated intention of reducing the illegal population, beginning in 2006 various well-crafted state laws were put in place aimed at making life difficult in Georgia for illegal employers, illegal aliens and elected and appointed officials who would ignore the intent of these laws; and
WHEREAS, state laws offering protections to Georgians that outlaw ‘sanctuary city’ policies are openly and defiantly violated without prosecution; and
WHEREAS, in today’s Georgia we see an obvious, troubling, and dangerous policy of intentional avoidance of the entire topic of illegal immigration by most of our state and local elected and appointed officials including our Republican state legislators and Gov. Kemp; and
WHEREAS, in 2018 Governor Kemp campaigned on making criminal aliens a priority in his administration, ending sanctuary city policies and to track and deport “criminal illegals” by pushing legislation through the state legislature that would create a public database of “criminal illegals”; and
WHEREAS, pending legislation in the General Assembly known as HB 136 would provide for a regular public report of criminal aliens serving time in the state prison system and list the crimes they committed in Georgia has stalled under the Gold Dome; and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that 7th District Republican Party views that illegal immigration represents a clear and present danger to our children, our communities, our state, our nation, and our way of life.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this position of the 7th District be transmitted to the entire elected state Executive Branch and the entire Republican Legislators encouraging the passage of HB 136.