Monday, August 21, 2006
Farmers Branch goes crazy over illegals!
Today, the Farmers Branch City Council is meeting to consider creating policies that would restrict illegal immigrants within their community. They will fine employers who give these people jobs (which should be done in the first place) and will make it illegal for property owners of homes or apartment complexes to rent to illegals. In addition, they will be printing all city documents in english only and will eliminate subsidies for illegal immigrants in the city's youth programs. I agree that employers should be fined and that the city has the right to only produce documents in english only, but I think that it is not right for them to take money away from youth programs and to restrict where illegal immigrants can or cannot live. Is there not a law out there that prevents discrimination within the housing industry? If they are able to pay the rent, why should their status matter? Yes, they should not even be here in the first place, but still, they still need a place to stay, and if the rent is paid, then so what? Also, it is not the children's fault that their parents made them come to the states illegally. Why should they be penalized for something that they have no control over? These programs are there to benefit all children and if they are illegal, then it could help them accumulate to the culture and learn how to be a good citizen. I just think that FB City Council is just being a little drastic. Yes, the United States, Texas in particular, has a problem with illegal immigration, but is this really a necessary step?