Illegal Immigration Crackdown

1 decade 8 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, March 29 2007 Mar 29, 2007 Thursday, March 29, 2007 4:01:07 PM CDT March 29, 2007 in News
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VALLEY PARK (AP) - A suburban St. Louis mayor says he will continue efforts to rid the city of illegal immigrants. Valley Park's Board of Aldermen voted earlier this month to stop enforcing an ordinance aimed at cracking down on landlords who rent to illegal aliens. Board members said they were concerned about legal costs that currently stand at about $80,000 to defend the measure in court. They also wondered whether Mayor Jeffery Whitteaker had harmed the city's image. Whitteaker tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Thursday's edition that he will veto the board's vote. It would take at least six of the eight aldermen to override the mayor's veto.

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