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League City Approves Ban on Housing Immigrant Children

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Protesters outside League City’s city hall (Adela Uchida, NEWS 92 FM)

(LEAGUE CITY, TX) — The City of League City passed a resolution Tuesday night, saying the city will not cooperate with any federal request to house immigrant children who are in the country illegally.

The League City council voted 6-2 to adopt the resolution. It refuses any request from the federal government to set up detention or processing centers there, citing unspecified “health concerns.”

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Emotions ran high on both sides before and after the vote, with protesters of all nationalities shouting “Shame on you!” outside city hall after the resolution passed.

Earlier Tuesday, a Houston school district spokeswoman said federal officials toured a vacant middle school as a possible site to house immigrant children caught crossing the border. District spokeswoman Sheleah Reed said 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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A similar measure was passed by Galveston County commissioners Tuesday afternoon.

NES 92 FM reporter Adela Uchida and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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