Letlow, GOP colleagues offer resolution supporting law enforcement during border crisis

U.S. Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) is the lead original cosponsor of a newly introduced resolution that condemns the nation’s border crisis and the subsequent burdens it is placing on law enforcement officers.

“Today and every day we stand with the men and women in uniform and their dedication and courage to protect our communities,” said the congresswoman, who on May 8 cosponsored House Resolution 1210 alongside sponsor U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA) and 32 other Republican cosponsors.

If enacted, the resolution would urge the Biden administration and state and local elected officials to encourage and support law enforcement officers so they may protect the homeland, their cities, counties, or states, and restore law and order, according to the text of the resolution.

The resolution also would recognize and sympathize with United States law enforcement officers who have “suffered through the mental, physical, and psychological stress associated with the lack of support, trust, and respect they face in our country today,” the text says.

“The brave men and women that make up our law enforcement and border patrol get up each day to defend our nation’s borders with unwavering dedication and courage,” Rep. Letlow said. “This resolution… honors our law enforcement officers for their devotion to keeping our communities safe, during a time in our nation when our law enforcement has felt the impact of the lack of border protection as a result of the Biden administration’s border policies.”

The legislation has been referred for consideration to both the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee.