HOUSTON â€” 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 â€śhealth concerns.â€ť
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.