League City Votes to Ban Undocumented Children from Being Housed within its Limits

The City Council of League City, Texas, located in the Greater Houston area, has passed an ordinance to ban processing and detaining undocumented children caught crossing the border. In recent weeks, over 50,000 undocumented children have been apprehended crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. This ordinance is reportedly an effort to prevent the resources of League City from being stretched too thinly as a result of the housing of undocumented children in the area, but some members of the city council noted that the ordinance contains measures that are illegal and therefore unenforceable.

tagged Immigration Reform, illegal immigration, juveniles, border security, children, undocumented

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