O'Fallon Adopts Get-Tough Policy On Illegals

7 years 11 months 1 week ago Sunday, September 11 2011 Sep 11, 2011 Sunday, September 11, 2011 1:32:00 PM CDT September 11, 2011 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis-area town is taking a get-tough stance on immigration enforcement.


The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis reports that O'Fallon City Council members voted unanimously Thursday to adopt a resolution declaring the St. Charles County town a "Rule of Law" city. That means the city will strictly enforce existing state and federal immigration laws.


The resolution essentially puts O'Fallon in the opposite direction of more than 30 U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, that have declared themselves "sanctuary cities." The sanctuary city declaration prohibits police and city employees from asking people about their immigration status, and denies city funds for use in enforcing federal immigration laws.

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