Houston Suburb Bans Children in Country Illegally

Source: NBC DFW

The city council of a Houston suburb has voted to ban children from the city if they are in the United States illegally.

The League City council voted 6-2 to adopt the resolution Tuesday night. The resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community, citing unspecified “health concerns.”

The city of more than 90,000 residents is situated 25 miles southeast of Houston.

Earlier Tuesday, a Houston school district spokeswoman says federal officials toured a vacant middle school as a possible site to house immigrant children caught crossing the border. District spokeswoman Sheleah Reed says the visit to Terrell Middle School is a preliminary step in case federal officials want a local shelter for immigrant children.

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