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Mayor Hal Richards

Q. - I too am concerned about the growing number of illegal immigrants in and around our City and encourage the Council's discussion on this issue, which I consider of great importance to not only the citizens of Terrell, but each and every American citizen.

Thank you and I look forward to your reponse.


Answer - As I said in an earlier response, our police officers generally verify status of anyone when making an arrest. If the person is suspected to be illegal, the immigration officials are notified.


However, I think the best policy for all concerned is for the Federal Government to enforce immigration laws and get control of our borders. I think that the Feds have heard the message loud and clear and they now understand that this is perhaps the number one issue in the minds of Americans.


Generally, cities do not have the resources or legal status to take over the immigration function and shouldn't have to do so. We will get the issue on an upcoming Council agenda and discuss how we should respond to this concern.




Hal Richards, Mayor




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201 East Nash St.
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Terrell, Texas 75160
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