Citizens of Kilgore Texas Request City Council Resolution for Protection from Consequences of Illegal Immigration & Border Policy
- Government Officials of Kilgore: City Council Members, City Manager, City Lawyer, Mayor
- United States of America
Due to the recent influx of illegal immigrants crossing our Texas/Mexico border (approx. 52,000 since October 2013), and the current rate of approximately 2000 per day, with only 20% of these being children and 80% being OTM's (Other Than Mexicans), it is estimated that more than 90,000 minors will arrive in the United States during the 2014 fiscal year and an additional 145,000 illegal alien minors in 2015 fiscal year, with most expected to remain in Texas cities and communities; HHS and ORR are seeking locations to house and process those apprehended.
We The Citizens of Kilgore request that our local City Council take proactive measures to draft & sign a Resolution protecting Kilgore Citizens from the challenges of this crisis, which other communities are now facing, including financial burdens, increased public health risks, and a burden on local law enforcement.
We demand that Rule of Law according to the US Constitution & The Texas Constitution be upheld by our local elected officials as they swore an oath to those and to protect the citizens of Kilgore.
This Resolution must address the following concerns and provide a plan of protection for Kilgore Citizens :
A. Increased public health risk:
It has been verified that due to the high volume of apprehensions, the mental and physical health screenings are not being completed as directed by law in a timely manner and before release of these foreigners.
The following diseases have been reported and Texas Border Patrol Agents have themselves contracted some of the following infections: Chagas, Scabies, Leshimosiasis, HIV/AIDS, STD’s, Neurocystiercerosis, Dengue Fever, Valley Fever, Swine Flu, Measles, Polio, Leprosy, Chicken Pox, Chikunguna and drug resistant Tuberculosis, STD's and more.
Mental health issues have been reported, related to exposure of witnessing murder, gangs, cartels,sexual assault and depression from disease.
B. Financial burden on Kilgore with the potential for increased taxes:
Once the illegals are released into the community there will be additional healthcare costs to treat long term medical conditions. This is done with taxpayer money.
Additional costs to schools which include the potential need for more classroom space, increased staff-including mental health counselors, foreign language curriculum (not just Spanish but Central American and Middle Eastern countries), juvenile detention classrooms, teen pregnancy management, increased nursing staff to handle vaccines and infectious disease and potential legal fees related to lawsuits.
Other community cost related challenges: the need for tax payer funded housing, the taking of jobs from local citizens who are unemployed, and the need for increased law enforcement;
C. Burden on law enforcement:
MS 13 & MS 18 Gang members are among those being apprehended (some as young as 10 years old whose fathers are also in gangs- they are on a recruitment mission).Many of them have admittedly killed or raped in their country of origin or during their trip here as an initiation into the gang.
In addition to the drug cartel infiltration, the OTM's not only include illegals from Central America (including Honduras the UN recognized murder capital of the world) but also illegals from Yemen & Pakistan, Somalia & China.
Reports show that when reunification occurs it is often a gang member or an illegal alien family member with no background check who picks up the processed individual or many others run away before reunification.
Many 21-23 year old gang members are posing as 16 & 17 year olds.
Sexual assaults have been reported in these detention centers. Illegals are not reporting for follow up on reportable diseases and will most likely not report for appointed court dates. This will put a strain on law enforcement and additional funds may be required to assure citizen safety.
Ultimately, the prudent course of action for our City Council including all local government officials would be to follow the Rule of Law and honor the oath taken to the Texas and US Constitution and to the citizens of Kilgore.
(Reports on above mentioned available upon request.)
We, the undersigned, as citizens of Kilgore, Texas, call on our local government, including the City Council, Mayor and City Manager, to draft and pass a Resolution in likeness of the current League City, Texas Resolution, as other communities have also done.
Resolution stating that all agencies of the City of Kilgore are instructed to refuse requests for permits or directives by federal agencies and/or other entities receiving federal monies for such purposes to permit or establish any facility for the purposes of processing, housing, or detaining any illegal aliens, designated as “refugee” or otherwise.
We demand that you honor your oath as an elected local public servant and as the federal government is also required to do, in accordance with Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution, acknowledging and preserving the Texas state right and obligation to protect its citizens, also in accordance with Article 1, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution. Freedom and Sovereignty of State means Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States, and the maintenance of our free institutions and the perpetuity of the Union depend upon the preservation of the right of local self-government, unimpaired to all the States. Again, this is supported by Article 1, Section 29 of the Texas Constitution: Provisions of Bill of Rights Excepted from Powers of Government; To Forever Remain Inviolate. To guard against transgressions of the high powers herein designated, we declare that everything in this (Texas) "Bill of Rights" is excepted out of the general powers of government, and shall forever remain inviolate, and all laws contrary thereto, or to the following provisions, shall be void.
It is the duty of parents and all citizens to uphold Rule of Law in our community and it is certainly the duty of each elected official to do the same. Though the federal government may act in a lawless manner, the city of Kilgore must not.
This same petition may be used to promote a ballot initiative if the City Council does not pass a resolution. This would allow the citizens of Kilgore to vote on this issue.
The Citizens of Kilgore Texas Request City Council Resolution for Protection from Consequences of Illegal Immigration & Border Policy petition to Government Officials of Kilgore: City Council Members, City Manager, City Lawyer, Mayor was written by Lorie Cox and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.