Houston suburb bans children in country illegally

League City resolution says city will not cooperate with federal request to house children in country illegally

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LEAGUE CITY, Texas - The city council of a Houston suburb has passed a resolution 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 Tuesday night.

It refuses any request from the federal government to set up detention or processing centers there, 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 said federal officials toured a vacant middle school as a possible site to house immigrant children caught crossing the border.

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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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