Houston suburb debating illegal immigrant rent ban
POSTED: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 2:54pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 10:09am
TOMBALL, Texas (AP) - The city council of a Houston suburb plans
to debate an ordinance that would prevent illegal immigrants from
owning or renting property and running businesses.
At its meeting on Tuesday, the Tomball City Council also planned
to debate whether to make English the city's official language and
discuss the future of a city-run day labor site.
The proposed ordinance against renting to illegal immigrants is
similar to one a Dallas suburb tried to enforce.
In March, a federal judge ruled that ordinance unconstitutional.
The Tomball council member proposing the ordinances says he
fully supports legal immigration.
But critics are calling his proposals racist and reactionary.