2023 - 2024 LEGISLATURE
February 14, 2024 - Introduced by Representatives Moses, August, Behnke,
Bodden, Callahan, Donovan, Edming, Goeben, Gundrum, Krug, Magnafici,
Murphy, O'Connor, Penterman, Plumer, Rettinger, Schmidt, Steffen,
Wichgers, Brandtjen and Schraa, cosponsored by Senators Bradley, Jacque,
James, Quinn, Stafsholt, Testin, Felzkowski and Cabral-Guevara. Referred
to Committee on Rules.
AJR123,1,2 1Relating to: requesting Governor Tony Evers to send aid and resources to the
2U.S.-Mexico border to assist with immigration efforts.
AJR123,1,63 Whereas, all members of the Wisconsin State Legislature reaffirm their strong
4support for lawful and orderly immigration into the United States, as lawful and
5orderly immigration provides all of our states and the nation with innumerable
6economic, social, and cultural benefits; and
AJR123,1,87 Whereas, the United States is facing a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border due to
8an influx of individuals who are entering the United States illegally; and
AJR123,1,109 Whereas, in December 2023, more than 300,000 migrants were apprehended
10at the southern border, the highest number in a month ever recorded; and
AJR123,1,1211 Whereas, thousands of migrants are traveling through harsh, unsafe elements;
12being enslaved; and even perishing in their efforts to cross the southern border; and
AJR123,1,1413 Whereas, cartels are profiting from the trafficking of women and children
14across the border, earning tens of millions of dollars every week doing so; and
1Whereas, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is dedicated to enforcing
2immigration laws and securing the border and is working tirelessly to keep America
3and the American people safe; and
AJR123,2,64 Whereas, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and local law enforcement
5agencies are woefully understaffed and overworked due to the unprecedented influx
6of individuals crossing the border illegally; and
AJR123,2,87 Whereas, states have assisted with immigration enforcement in the past by
8sending resources and aid, including sending members of the National Guard; and
AJR123,2,129 Whereas, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Department of Public Safety,
10and the Texas National Guard have taken action to secure the border; stop the
11smuggling of drugs, weapons, and people into Texas; and prevent, detect, and
12interdict transnational criminal activity between ports of entry; and
AJR123,2,1513 Whereas, Wisconsin can help address the ongoing immigration crisis and
14defend our borders by sending aid and resources to assist with immigration efforts;
15now, therefore, be it
AJR123,2,20 16Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
17State Legislature stands in proud support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection
18and law enforcement personnel as employees and members of these agencies
19dedicate their lives to protecting the border and keeping our country safe; and, be it
AJR123,2,23 21Resolved, That the Wisconsin State Legislature requests Governor Tony
22Evers to send aid and resources to the U.S.-Mexico border to assist the U.S. Customs
23and Border Protection with the influx of individuals crossing the border illegally.
AJR123,2,2424 (End)