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Texas Town Bans Border Kids

League City votes to ban housing of undocumented immigrant children. Robert Arnold reports.
(KPRC) One Texas town says it won't be used to house undocumented children as the ongoing border crisis worsens.

League City council members passed an ordinance that would ban the processing and detention of immigrants caught crossing our border illegally.

While there were protests and legal arguments against the measure, the ordinance passed by a 6-2 vote Tuesday.

City council member Heidi Thiess led the charge to pass this ordinance. Thiess said she believes the federal government is "going behind the back" of communities to find shelters for thousands of Central American immigrants caught illegally crossing the border.

"They're not taking to the people about, you don't get to have a hearing, you don't get to have a say," said Thiess.

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