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!!