House Resolution calls on Border State Governors to Deploy the National Guard
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced a bill which: calls: on governors of the border states to deploy the National Guard in order to: stop the influx of illegal immigrants.: H. Res. 675: aims to: address what Rep. King calls a: “presidential-caused crisis.”
“There is nothing in President Obama’s $3.7 billion request that secures our border. Even though this President has the power to close the border, I know that he never will. In fact, he refuses to do so.
“The American people must understand that this surge in illegals coming across our border is a presidential-caused crisis. This President’s lawless actions such as DACA have caused this nightmare. These actions clearly demonstrate that he is not bound by the Constitution and will not take seriously his obligation to defend our sovereign borders.
King also made it clear that the only way to discourage further crossings is to secure the southern border and send people back to where they came from.
“This crisis is devastating our communities and putting the burden on American taxpayers. Right now there is an incentive for illegals to continue to pour across our border, and the only way to discourage them is to seal our border and send them back. Therefore we call upon the southern border Governors to call up their National Guard units to secure the border. This resolution also commits the United States House to funding the states for the cost of securing our border. These are the only supplemental appropriations the House should be considering.”
Some: have questioned whether or not Governors have the constitutional authority to deploy the National Guard.: Article I, Section 10 oft U.S. Constitution states, “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, UNLESS ACTUALLY INVADED, or in such IMMINENT DANGER as will not admit of delay.”
If passed, this: resolution would affirm: that Governors do,: in fact, have the necessary: authority needed to deploy the National Guard in order to secure the southern border.