Houston OKs child immigrant resolution

Published on Wednesday, 9 July 2014 23:30 - Written by Staff Reports

HOUSTON β€” 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 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 β€œhealth 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.

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.