Friday, November 17, 2006

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:In Texas, Farmers Branch Takes on Job Federal Government Won't Do Farmers Branch, Texas is the latest American town facing an unchecked flood of illegal immigration. The town has levied a fine on property owners who rent to illegal aliens. It's the first Texas town to take such an action. The deputy mayor of Farmers Branch, Tim O'Hare, has been called a racist and a Nazi for passing that ordinance. And the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, John Trasvina, said the ordinance is objectionable because "we can't have our citizens and towns have an immigration policy anymore than they should have a military policy or a foreign policy." O'Hare said the federal government is failing to do its job: "We have a number of problems. Our county hospital Parkland here in Dallas, spent $22.4 million last year an non-emergency health care for illegal aliens. Our school district spent $14 million in the last two years building pre-K schools essentially to teach people how to speak English and our citizens finally just had enough and asked us to do something."