Brazoria County passes resolution to ban housing immigrant children

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

BRAZORIA COUNTY, Texas - The Brazoria County Commissioners unanimously passed a controversial resolution Tuesday that would ban the county from housing immigrant children coming from Central America.

A couple hundred residents packed into the Brazoria County Courthouse to address the commissioners before they voted on whether or not to pass the resolution.

The majority of residents supported it.

The resolution states it will protect the health, safety and security of residents in Brazoria County.

Here are a few excerpts: "The influx of school-age illegal minors will have an adverse effect on local school district educational funding, resources, campus security, public health, and safety."

It also states, "The increasing volume of illegal aliens could cripple some cities and counties in the State of Texas by overwhelming the local medical, educational, law enforcement, and judicial systems."

It is similar to resolutions recently passed in League City and Galveston County.

Immigration activists oppose the resolution, saying children should be allowed to stay in the country.

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