Group Says League City Undocumented Kids Resolution Also Anti-Muslim

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According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the recently adopted League City resolution banning undocumented immigrants from using city services also contains language suggesting closing the borders to Mexico is about more than keeping out impoverished children.

In an op-ed piece in the Galveston Daily News, the group's Houston communications coordinator Ruth Nasrullah, points out additional language in the resolution singling out possible Islamic terrorism as an additional reason for the resolution.

The resolution contains a clause which states that "members of dangerous transnational criminal organizations and radical Islamic terror groups continue to exploit the situation to infiltrate the United States for the purpose of establishing criminal activity, terror cells, and training operations within our homeland."

Specifically identifying "radical Islamic terror groups" gives the false and unfair impression that Muslims constitute a particular threat.

The full text of Nasrullah's piece can be found on the group's Facebook page.

She does have a point. The biggest concern when it comes to criminal activity at and across the border is from drug cartels, not fundamentalist terrorists. More importantly, the recent border crisis has mostly involved refugees escaping poverty and crime in their own countries. Judging from the last time Hair Balls had to pass through a checkpoint near King Ranch, we're guessing no one is smuggling dirty bombs in that way.

Forgive us if we find the entire controversy surrounding League City's resolution a little amusing, as if anyone, terrorists, refugees or otherwise would seek asylum in, of all places, League freaking City. Nevermind the fact that more than 17 percent of LC's population is Latino, certainly at least some of them originally from other countries. And in perhaps a more pointed twist of irony, the very city that passed this resolution sits on land once inhabited by a Karankawa Indian village, at least until white settlers moved in and took over.

Now, we have all this hubub created to protect the sanctity of a place that is, for most people in the region, not much more than a gas stop on the way to Galveston, and home to something called Chigger Bayou.

On second thought, maybe the resolution isn't such a bad idea after all. At least it warns the poor, starving immigrant children and those simply seeking a place to worship in peace where to avoid visiting. There isn't much to see there anyway.

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gijoeverdusco
gijoeverdusco

If you raise your children in the streets burning US Flags and hating Americans,  christians and Israelites. what do you think they will do here when they are teens or adults. Now is the time to close the border till the middle east welcomes Americans, Christians and Jews.

gijoeverdusco
gijoeverdusco

Not hating, let them apply like everyone should and send obama back to the middle east along with his socialist ideas.

GoHome
GoHome

Whoever made that dumb meme left out the word "illegal".

keithnyc06
keithnyc06

Jeff - I think many of us consider Houston as a whole a gas stop on the way to NY, so you should keep your perspective in check before you think you're in a position to be uppity about other cities in Texas.


There is no way to ID any of the immigrants coming into Texas. You have no clue if any of them are Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, or any other Iran terror operative, do you? If you think those groups are not watching the situation and looking for an opportunity, you're more naive than your article makes you out to be. It's the government's responsibility, at the local, state, and federal level, to ensure our protection and safety first and foremost, not that of another country's citizens. 


Also I'd suggest you do a little research on CAIR before you write an op-ed that, if not outright siding with them, is sympathetic to that organization. Check into who funds them and maybe you'll be surprised.




Rodney Barnes
Rodney Barnes

Bullshit. They came over in large numbers before the minimum wage was as low as it is now. id the pay increases then people will take those jobs. Not to mention the crap kids that won't bother flipping burgers or mowing lawns in their teen years because it's below them. Spoiled brats, all of them.

Rodney Barnes
Rodney Barnes

Yup. It said it and meant it. It happened in South Africa. The natives pretty much took their country back from the Afrikaners and they were outnumbered. I guess it really can't happen anywhere else.

Johnny Simpson Jr.
Johnny Simpson Jr.

Most immigrants come here because they were farmers. Thanks to NAFTA, they can't compete economically with American produce, especially corn, because we heavily subsidize that industry. So they spend the little they have to come here & do the manual labor Americans won't do. Everything from dish washing to roof shingling. All at a rate MUCH lower than minimum wage, because who are they going to complain to?

Johnny Simpson Jr.
Johnny Simpson Jr.

"take your country back?" How can they fight gangs we deported back to those countries, using weapons they purchased from America to keep control through fear & extortion? These are children.

Rodney Barnes
Rodney Barnes

If your undocumented, go back and take your country from those who forced you to leave. If your unable to do that then go back and sit in your country and suffer all the while accepting that you helped make it happen.

svtwilight
svtwilight

Not all residents of League City are as small as Heidi Thiess and her council cohorts make us seem in their anti-refugee resolution.

stevek77536
stevek77536

" ... those simply seeking a place to worship in peace ..."  Maybe not so much "in peace", but you will get a chance to share in their prayers at city council meetings, whether you want to or not.  

'It's unfortunate but no surprise that League City will continue to impose predominantly Christian prayer on its citizens at meetings as long as they can get away with it, despite the fact that it alienates League City non-believers and religious minorities,' wrote [Freedom From Religion Foundation staff attorney Elizabeth] Cavell."  Houston Chronicle, 14May2014.  


The actual teachings of Christ are apparently another matter.  "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'  "

GoHome
GoHome

@svtwilight  How many illegal aliens are you willing to take into your home? They aren't refugees. They are coming here to take advantage of us because our border is weak and some people are gullible.

stevek77536
stevek77536

@svtwilight That's good to know.  My wife & I are sailors and have spent many enjoyable days in League City, in the marinas on the south shore of Clear Lake.


I saw Ms. Thiess' interview on CNN a day or two back, she used a lot of words like "danger", "threat", etc., but the interviewers did not appear sympathetic.  She seemed a little frazzled.  There's an old saying, "You know its gonna be a bad day when there's a (national) news crew wanting to talk to you."

GoHome
GoHome

@stevek77536   How many border hoppers are you willing to take into your home? Practice what you preach or be labeled a hypocrite.

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