League City Says No to Undocumented Kids

Categories: Immigration

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Photo by 807th Medical Command
A Salvadorian child gets treated during a 2010 stop by a California medical combat troop. Many of the children flooding into southwest Texas are from Central America.
Real classy of League City council to adopt a resolution this week basically telling the federal government to not even think about sending any unaccompanied minors to be housed or processed there. Other places like Dallas have pitched in and agreed to take in several hundred kids, and even Houston, which is open to the idea in addition to organizations here already doing work in sheltering and transporting these youth.

Some of these minors we hear can be as young as 4 years old.

League City just doesn't want those disease carrying critters being brought to their town, or so we think that's some of the backroom talk that must have gone on to get this resolution on the table. According to reports it's a concern about health, city officials said, even though most of these kids are evaluated for infections during and before the whole sheltering process, and yes, a few have had the H1N1 virus. It's not in epic proportions, though. Well, not yet, anyway.

While our local media keeps running with the story of the invasion of Central American minors into the southwest border, the Houston Independent School District has confirmed that they have opened Terrell Middle School for federal officials to check out as a possible sheltering and processing center for undocumented children caught in this crisis.

We just hope any of those League City constituents who work out here bring their surgical masks to work, seems there's no escaping these kids, at least for now.


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Travis Langdon
Travis Langdon

Says the person with the burning American Flag as a FB Profile Pic.

Paul Murray
Paul Murray

Good for League City!!!! A country without borders is no country.

Travis Langdon
Travis Langdon

Has nothing to do with hate. So tired of reading this liberal craps

diane_chary
diane_chary

We're 70ish and handicapped and can not realistically raise any more children.  That's why I was looking for a local charity.  I read the faith-based community had boots on the ground.  Just want to comfort some kids with food and clothing. (PS:  our community has a century-long record of helping the poor and we're a REPUBLICAN community, primarily).

Ivan Jimenez
Ivan Jimenez

really Houston Press you guys are reaching New lows

Michael Terry
Michael Terry

Um, Dallas helping is another reason to not wanna be like Dallas!

Hydro Heider
Hydro Heider

They're not even trying to be better than Webster.

diane_chary
diane_chary

I'm from Indiana and I'm having a hard time finding where to send money to feed and clothe the Central American refugees.  I guess I can rule out Galveston.  On to the next major news site.  Are ya'll Christians down there or what?

johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

Once they've seen League City, how you gonna keep 'em down on the farm?

stevek77536
stevek77536

"A U.S. Supreme Court decision [in May] has led League City to start praying before the start of City Council meetings again after officials ended the practice in October. ... '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.  

So prayer is OK, but 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.'  "

PCPolice
PCPolice

@diane_chary   you are already paying for their care with your tax dollars. We all are. 

U.S.A.: Latin America's babysitter.

PCPolice
PCPolice

The old, tired hate buzz word. Awww, bless your heart.
 Just can't come up with anything else.

texmex01
texmex01 topcommenter

@diane_chary we would be more than happy to redirect the busloads of illegals to Indiana, because clearly you have a plan in place and how the bill is not going to be dropped on local taxpayers....

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

@diane_chary 

There are some compassionate Christians in Texas, but it appears that most of them are simply ignorant conservatives that hate anything left of far right.

stevek77536
stevek77536

@diane_chary If by "Christians" you mean self-entitled folks who push their prayers onto captive, unwilling audiences at civic meetings, yes we have some.  Or if you mean people who profess the "Prosperity Gospel" of Joel Osteen ($10 million mansion, $50 million net worth), yes we have those also.  Or did you mean something else?

h_e_x
h_e_x

@Gullible Did that line come from a political mailer? The policy to accept migrant children began under George W. Bush because even he knew that to immediately turn away children probably isn't the best idea.

h_e_x
h_e_x

@stevek77536 Now now, you can't expect Pharisees to actually take to heart the whole part about helping the less fortunate, can you?

stevek77536
stevek77536

@ZZzzzzz @diane_chary "Hypocrite?"  She's trying to help people.  The hypocrites are the self-entitled "Christians" on the League City city council.

Gullible
Gullible

@h_e_x  Who said anything about immediately? Learn how to read.

Gullible
Gullible

@diane_chary   MSNBC is back from commercial, I wouldn't want you to miss any brainwashing. You're welcome.

Gullible
Gullible

@h_e_x What are you doing to help them? Nothing? That's what I thought.

Gullible
Gullible

*crickets chirping loudly*

PCPolice
PCPolice

 @PCPolice   Somebody learned a new little buzz word.

Some of us expect our border to be secure and our laws enforced.  Why don't you?

h_e_x
h_e_x

@Gullible @h_e_x Answering a question with a question is not a valid rhetorical device. 

sanchezatilano14
sanchezatilano14

Oh, I expect the border to be secure and laws to be enforced as they should have been for the last 40 years and have never bee. But, I also understand the need for a little empathy, especially when it comes to children. In addition, not every situation will fit into the little box outlined by current laws or your rigid mindset.

Gullible
Gullible

@h_e_x  I'm still waiting for you to answer mine to you. Why are you avoiding it? 

Gullible
Gullible

Same question to you, Smegley. What are you doing to help them? Nothing, that's what.

PCPolice
PCPolice

@sanchezatilano14 Do you think they are going to starve to death or go thirsty? Of course they aren't. What's the point of shipping them all over the country to communities that don't want them in the first place? Keep them centralized and near the border since they are going back anyway. Common sense type stuff here.


Also, they aren't all "children" like has been reported. Why do you think they have a gag order on the BP and aren't allowing any pics be taken by the media? Don't believe everything you're told. There is a reason they are being hush hush.

sanchezatilano14
sanchezatilano14

@PCPolice @sanchezatilano14 

I believe it were up to certain people they would starve to death or go thirsty and it would not bother them a bit. I believe this whole argument is moot. In little more than 10 years we and all industrialized nations will be doing their best to outbid each other for immigrant labor. If certain elements within our Congress were willing to address immigration reform we would be able to have the ability to confront this in a rational manner. I believe that although some communities do not want them within "their backyards", they are more than willing to look the other way when they see them cutting their lawns, building their houses, turning their hotel beds and cooking their food. They just don't want "them" living in their communities. And, I believe our government and this great country is more than capable of providing a safe harbor for those who are willing to endure the dangerous hardship and thousands of miles of traveling through foreign lands not their homes in order to be with their families or to start a new life on our shores as many before them have. 

As for not all being children, I understand that they may not all be. But whether they qualify to stay or not they should all be treated as human beings. As far as a "gag order", that is just standard SOP, with any type of operation like this, those officers are in the service of the federal government and as such do not have the same rights to opine on the situation as you or I. 

I do not believe everything I am told, I do not parrot a partyline as some are apt to do, but I would tell you that I have my own opinion on subjects and I do my best to research the topics. And one of the main reasons, there is illegal immigration is because there is a demand for cheap labor by corporations and those who would exploit them.

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