Kudos to Farmers Branch, TX

Well, another city in our great Country is finally stepping up to the plate in the war on ILLEGAL immigration.

On Monday, 11/13/06, the City Counil of Farmers Branch took a baby step forward by passing two ordinances: English as the “official” languange of their City, and fining apartments/landlords that would rent to illegal aliens.

City Councilman, Tim O’Hare, began his quest to enforce laws already on the books regarding illegal aliens in August of 2006. His orginal proposition to the City was to enforce the hiring of illegals by fining and/or jailing employers, shutting down the day “labor camps”, fining landlords and English as the official language.

The reasoning behind Mr. O’Hare’s stance on this issue is that his city, Farmers Branch, a north suburb of Dallas, has seen an influx of crime, their property values have plumeted, there schools are overcrowded and new businesses are not being attracted to his town of 27,000-30,000 people.

As you can imagine, there was a hysterical outcry with the “LULAC” gang and attempts to boycott the city’s businesses were underway. This attempted boycott by LULAC was met headon by honest hard working citizens with the help of a local radio station, KLIF, and their talk show host, Darrell Ankarlo. With the help from listeners to “Ankarlo Mornings” businesses in Farmers Branch were inundated with customers coming from surrounding areas to purchase lunch, dinners and just “shopping” with the local businesses to show their support for Mr. O’Hare and Farmers Branch.

Although only two of the original proposals passed “mustard” with the City Council, these two proposals were passed unanimously by the Council. This is a first for the State of Texas and hopefully more cities will join with Farmers Branch in upholding laws already on our books.

Of course, the court battles are about to begin, but as Mr. O’Hare stated recently, the City is prepared to “go all the way” even if that means going to the Supreme Court.

Kudos again to Farmers Branch, the City Council and especially to Mr. Tim O’Hare!!


10 Responses to Kudos to Farmers Branch, TX

  1. Thanks for your excellent summary of the Farmer’s Branch City Council meeting. More American cities must follow this example!

    There is a good forum where cities are coming together on these initiatives. It’s the Americans for Legal Immigration P.A.C (ALIPAC). Check it out.

    See Farmer’s Branch Update

    This was an eyewitness account at the Farmer’s Branch city council meeting:

    . . .“Carlos Quintanilla, the LULAC poison-peddler supreme at the protest, told the kids how important it was for them to see the kind of hate WE were spreading. He told them how he and his buddies are standing up for them. Carlos then yelled and delivered his true message, and one shared by his other LULACky friends. He yelled, “This is our land!” Thank you Carlos for stating your true motive. It isn’t about the law or even racism. It is about your secret “Reconquista” that you and many of your amigos are trying to bring to pass. . .”

    Source: ALIPAC Forum, General Discussions

  2. Keely says:

    Your Blog is Great!!! The reader gets the sense that you care a great deal about Texas, The United States of America and her people. You obviously have great respect and love for what it means to be an American Citizen. You stand in her honor and defense with obvious passion and conviction..
    Our rights and precious freedoms have not come to us without great sacrifice, and it is my opinion that far too many people take the freedoms we enjoy as citizens of this Great Nation for granted.
    Luckily there are people like You, who keep yourselves and others up to date and educated on the many issues that face us as a Democracy.
    Vital issues that threaten to thwart and poison our system and devaluate what we as The People of The United States have long fought and died for, sacrificed and strived for, and MUST CONTINUE to honor, respect and defend to our last breathes, as did our forefathers.
    As Americans, it is our duty to see that our children, grandchildren and future generations are taught what it TRULY means to be AMERICAN, What it has taken to Envision, Develop, Establish , Govern and Maintain a Society and Culture designed and constructed to be truly OF and For The People.
    The Imperativeness of Strict Enforcement of the Laws and Regulations created By and For The People.
    Protection and provision of the forces and of the actions necessary to protect Our Country, to ensure and maintain our Freedoms.
    The Very future of This Great Land; Our Beloved America; Her Integrity and Her Honor require CONSTANT Awareness-
    together with Swift and Sure Action for Her Protection and Preservation.
    We Can No longer take Our Great Nation or The freedoms and opportunities She represents for granted.
    We Can No Longer Permit, Encourage and/or Aid others in her defilement.

    The United States of America Commands Respect.
    She has Fought Hard For it and She Deserves it.






    Thank You, One Country Voice, for helping to keep the American People aware!

  3. Faultline and Keely,

    Thank you both for your eloquent responses!! The ILLEGAL immigration problem should be on the “front burner” of every American citizen and the politicians. Unfortunately, unless we, the people, continue to scream about this issue the politicians will attempt to take the easy way out!!

  4. Carlos Quintanilla says:

    Farmers Branch showed in its passage of punitive, restrictive and unconstitutional legislation that it represents hate, bigotry and insensitivity.

    It has shown the world that it is living in the past, in the days of segregation, in the days where whites hated blacks, where afro americans had to drink water from separtae fountains, use diferent restrooms, sit at the back of the bus and could not attend universities.

    Not much has changed in Farmers Branch, a City of Hate. The only thing that has changed is that it is not Afro Americans be hated and hunted, it is immigrant Mexicans who have made considerable contributions to our society, to our economy and to the future of America.

    Shame on Farmers Branch

  5. Carlos,

    Unfortunately, you must not know the difference between “legal” and “ILLEGAL”!! And to attempt to go “back to the days of segregation” is ludicrous and there is absolutely NO comparison!

    Why should LAW BREAKERS be free to roam the streets of our city? No matter how you cut it…ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL….facts are facts!!

    Maybe this will help:
    ILLEGAL: against the law, prohibited, unlawful, dishonest, criminal

    I will be doing some future articles about the ILLEGAL immigration problem and hope you come visit and join in the discussion!

  6. Carlos Quintanilla says:

    It will be a pleasure.

  7. Ray says:

    I say send all the illegals back to their country,oops that would leave only Native Americansand Mexicans. Remember this used be Mexico Territory.

  8. Carlos Quintanilla says:

    A great victory for immigrants, people who believe in laws, for small businesses in Farmers Branch. The latest lawsuit filed by 42 bussiness owners all legal residents and or US citizens could cost the City of FB millions of dollars times three.

    All because of web pages like this.

    Carlos Quintanillla

  9. Keely says:

    Re: Farmers Branch ~ordinance to require landlords to verify citizenship…
    1/10/07 Ordinance Block Request / 1/11/07 Judge Grants Block

    Updated:2007-01-10 23:29:16
    Stop to Immigration Ordinance Sought
    FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) – Two groups that oppose requiring apartment landlords to verify the citizenship or immigration status of tenants filed a request Wednesday to block the ordinance from taking effect.

    No hearing has been set on the request for the temporary restraining order, but one is likely by the end of the week, said Marisol Perez, a staff attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, one of the groups behind the request. The other is the American Civil Liberties Union.

    The groups sued last month, alleging the ordinance could prevent legal immigrants and citizens from renting and doesn’t provide clear guidance for apartment managers and owners.

    The city ordinance is scheduled to go into effect Friday.

    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.
    01/10/07 23:27 EST
    Updated:2007-01-11 14:06:11
    Judge grants restraining order against immigration ordinance in U.S. town
    FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) – An anti-illegal immigrant ordinance that would require landlords to verify the citizenship of potential tenants was blocked by a judge Thursday, a day before it was to go into effect in this Dallas suburb.

    State District Judge Bruce Priddy in Dallas granted a motion for a temporary restraining order filed on behalf of a Farmers Branch resident who contends the ordinance was approved and adopted in violation of the Texas Open Meetings Act.

    The court ordered the city not to enforce the new rule, adopted by the City Council in November, pending the plaintiff’s request for a temporary injunction. A hearing has been set for Jan. 22 to determine whether the temporary restraining order should be made a temporary injunction pending a trial.

    The lawsuit filed in state court by Guillermo Ramos is one of several pending against the city concerning their immigration-related ordinance.

    The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union are taking the lead in a federal lawsuit alleging the ordinance is so poorly drafted that it could prevent legal immigrants and citizens from renting and does not provide clear guidance for apartment managers and owners.

    Anti-immigrations groups have been lobbying across the U.S. to craft similar immigration laws.

    One of the first towns to crack down on illegal immigration was Hazelton, Pennsylvania.

    Hazelton’s law, which has been challenged in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union and Hispanic groups, fines landlords $1,000 (euro760) if they rent to illegal immigrants and denies business permits to companies that give them jobs.

    Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. The information contained in the AP news report may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of The Associated Press. All active hyperlinks have been inserted by AOL.
    01/11/07 14:03 EST

  10. Keely says:

    Why should / would this ordinance be blocked?! What is the message we are supposed to get from this action?
    Color me Duh, but I don’t get it.

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