Americans have a moral obligation first to provide opportunities to our fellow citizens including our own working poor, homeless, and unemployed, and our struggling middle class:
WHEREAS, The undersigned is committed to delivering honest leadership, quality service, and management to enhance the opportunities and quality of life for all of its local residents who are U.S. citizens; and to supporting local industry and businesses; and to respecting Americans who work to provide for themselves and their families.
WHEREAS, The undersigned supports local enterprises whenever possible and works to create enterprises and incentives to retain and attract good paying jobs to members of our own communities.
WHEREAS, Annually, American workers lose $133 billion in wages due to wage depression and displacement from jobs because of immigration (Dr. George Borjas, Professor of Economics, Harvard University), and, in 1997, illegal immigration cost our nation's taxpayers a net $41 billion. (Dr. Donald Huddle, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Rice University)
WHEREAS, The undersigned was shocked to learn that illegal immigrants are being employed in our communities in occupations that might otherwise be filled by local residents who are U.S. citizens.
WHEREAS, The undersigned feels that continued employment of illegal immigrants is illegal, wrong, and harmful to the businesses and workers of our communities and has determined it is important to take a stand against such illegal hiring practices.
I, (Print First and Last Name) , of (Print City and State)
Not to contract with or support any business that, either directly or indirectly, engages in the practice of hiring illegal immigrants, and hereby to urge the State and Federal governments and agencies to adopt this policy.
That, by adopting this Resolution, it is the undersigned's intent to create a requirement that any such business requesting to do business with the local government, and/or to potentially receive any economic benefits therefore, be denied such benefits, and that any firm currently doing business, or who has received or is receiving, any economic benefit from the local government may not do further business with that public entity and their economic benefit shall be terminated.
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