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Houston Suburb Bans Children in Country Illegally



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    NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 18: Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona. Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

    The city council of a Houston suburb has voted to ban children from the city if they are in the United States illegally.

    The League City council voted 6-2 to adopt the resolution Tuesday night. The resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community, citing unspecified "health concerns."

    The city of more than 90,000 residents is situated 25 miles southeast of Houston.

    Earlier Tuesday, a Houston school district spokeswoman says federal officials toured a vacant middle school as a possible site to house immigrant children caught crossing the border. District spokeswoman Sheleah Reed says the visit to Terrell Middle School is a preliminary step in case federal officials want a local shelter for immigrant children.