EL PASO, Texas (AP) - El Paso County commissioners are opposing
construction of a wall along the nation's southern border with a
The Commissioners Court voted 3-1 yesterday in favor of the
resolution. It calls for stopping the building of the border wall
and says local law enforcement officials should not enforce federal
The resolution also emphasizes placing a moratorium on
immigration raids, ensuring the enforcement of labor laws and civil
protection regardless of a worker's immigration status and stopping
programs that criminalize immigrants.
Commissioner Veronica Escobar said the commissioners aren't
advocating having open borders or not enforcing immigration laws
with the vote. Escobar says they are trying to express concerns to
the federal government with the resolution.
Residents don't want the fence cutting through their land and
say it will keep them, livestock and wildlife from the
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