Wednesday, August 11, 2010
A town near Charleston is considering a proposal that would prevent illegal immigrants from living in the community.
Summerville town councilors are expected to consider an ordinance today that would prevent illegal immigrants from living in the town of 45,000 people and in most cases keep them from working here, according to The Post and Courier.
Councilman Walter Bailey says the idea was prompted in part by the Obama administration's challenge of the new Arizona immigration law.
A federal judge has blocked key aspects of that Arizona law, but Bailey says his Summerville ordinance is different enough to where he doesn't think the judge's ruling applies.