Rusk County Commissioners OK immigration resolution, first in East Texas
POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:56am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 10:46am
Rusk County residents expressed mostly positive opinions Tuesday after commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution against housing unaccompanied minors and immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally in nonfederal facilities.
With the vote, Rusk was the first county in the area to take such a stance against housing immigrants.
“I’m proud that Rusk County approved it and took a stand, because we need to think of residents, veterans and young people,” said Rusk County resident and veteran Don Easley, 71.
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