The League City council passed a resolution on Tuesday night to ban undocumented children from entering the municipality.
League City Council Member Heidi Thiess drafted the measure, which declines to accept federal requests to operate detention or processing centers in the city. "Health and safety" concerns were cited among the reasons for the proposed ordinance.
More than 25 residents spoke during the public comment section of Tuesday's council meeting, which followed a public workshop on Monday night.
The resolution passed 6-2. Council members Thiess, Dan Becker, Todd Kinsey, Geri Bentley, Andy Mann and Mayor Timothy Paulissen voted in favor while council members Dennis OKeeffe and Joanna Dawson were opposed.
TVNL Comment: How did that go: Give me you tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free? Oh, never mind. That was then, this is now....