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.