Town looks to ban illegal immigrants

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – The town of Summerville is one step closer to prohibiting illegal immigrants from living in its communities

Wednesday night, the Summerville town council voted 4-2, to give tentative approval to an ordinance which would keep illegal immigrants from working in Summerville and renting in the town.

The ordinance comes up for a final vote at next month's town council meeting.

A representative of the American Civil Liberties Union warned the ordinance violates federal housing laws and that other communities have spent nearly a million dollars defending such ordinances.

Supporters say the town needs to pass the ordinance to send a message to Washington on immigration reform.

Councilman Walter Bailey proposed the bill.

The proposal will go through a final reading next month.

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