CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) - Council members in Carrollton have
dismissed plans to create a citizens task force to target illegal
The decision came -- in part -- because a neighboring Dallas
suburb has been halted from enforcing similar immigration-related
The Carrollton City Council could not agree on what the mission
of the citizens task force would be, how many members it would have
or how those members would be chosen.
Instead, officials decided to let four council subcommittee
members study illegal immigration.
Councilman Tim Hayden says -- why put people together for six
months to meet every month to come up with things we may not be
able to do legally, ever?
Farmers Branch has been in a nearly two-year legal fight over
whether it can ban illegal immigrants from renting houses and
apartment. It has never been able to enforce its measures.
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