Autogenerated text from PDF
lr_133_0061 133rd General Assembly Regular Session 2019-2020 No. CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urge the federal government designate certain drug cartels operating from Mexico foreign terrorist organizations. RESOLVED THE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES THE STATE OHIO (THE SENATE CONCURRING): WHEREAS, The southern border the United States presents unique challenges and threats the national security the country; and WHEREAS, Transnational criminal organizations based Mexico, commonly known drug cartels, are responsible for the flow opioids across the border into the United States and Ohio; and WHEREAS, The drug cartels are also responsible for the proliferation human trafficking the United States, particularly Ohio, part and parcel their drug trafficking operations; and WHEREAS, The drug cartels currently conduct operations United States soil furtherance drug trafficking and human trafficking; and WHEREAS, Abuse opioids, including fentanyl, and human trafficking are identified direct threats the economy, npabk8ajff4ayfu82mvu5w, npabk8ajff4ayfu82mvu5w No. lr_133_0061 well-being, and overall vitality the state Ohio, its citizens, and future generations; and WHEREAS, The acting administrator the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Uttam Dhillon, recently declared, Mexican drug trafficking organizations are the biggest criminal threat the United States faces today; and WHEREAS, Section 219 the Immigration and Nationality Act U.S.C. 1189) authorizes the United States Secretary State, consultation with the Secretary the Treasury and the Attorney General, designate organization foreign terrorist organization when certain criteria are met; and WHEREAS, The drug cartels meet the criteria designated foreign terrorist organizations under Section 219, given that they are foreign nature, they engage retain the capability and intent engage terrorism, and they threaten the security United States nationals and the national defense, foreign relations, and economic interests the United States; now therefore RESOLVED, That we, the members the 133rd General Assembly the State Ohio, respectfully urge the federal government designate the drug cartels operating from Mexico foreign terrorist organizations, that the government may use appropriate means mitigate and eventually eliminate the operations the cartels; and further RESOLVED, That the Clerk the House Representatives transmit duly authenticated copies this resolution the Speaker and Minority Leader the United States House Representatives, the President Pro Tempore and Minority Leader the United States Senate, Ohios congressional delegation, and the news media Ohio.