Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Update: No Action from FB City Council
This is in response to my original post about Farmer Branch City Council taking action against illegal immigrants within their city limits.. (click link for original post)
The City Council met last night and they decided that they are not going to take any action against illegal immigrants at this time. They did, however, promise to take action this fall if the US Senate does not begin the process of dealing with illegal immigrants within the U.S. They suggested that they would write letters to Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn in addition to each city and school district within the State of Texas. Source : Dallas Morning News
I agree that something needs to be done with illegal immigration, but I do not think that it should be up to a city to make that sort of determination. Yes, employers should be fined for hiring illegals, but I don't think that a city should restrict these people from living within their city limits, unless they are causing problems and crime, and at that point, the police should do a proper investigation and alert the INS or ICE (whatever you want to call it these days..) I just think that it is not the place for Farmers Branch or others cities for that matter to meddle in Federal issues..