The people in League City celebrated the country’s independence on Friday.
It’s a country that once freely opened its borders to immigrants from all over the world.
However, recent events involving immigration have left League City Council Member Heidi Thiess on a mission.
She says with the recent rash of unaccompanied immigrant minors entering the country (52,000 +) it’s time something is done.
Thiess has drafted a city resolution that would essentially close League City borders to any of the refugee children who have come from another country illegally.
Thiess knows her resolution is up for a major fight because emotions are all over the map when it comes to the issue.
So what are League City residents saying about closing their gates to the immigrant children from Mexico and Central America? The opinions vary depending on the person you ask.
In the meantime, Thiess doesn’t want to leave the impression she is cold blooded when it comes to the wandering children from abroad.
She says while she has compassion for children her priority is the children of League City.
The resolution will go before League City’s council Monday with a vote on Tuesday.