New Texas Mayor Wants the Expulsion of Undocumented Immigrants to be a Town Project

New Texas Mayor Wants the Expulsion of Undocumented Immigrants to be a Town Project

LatinaLista — Undocumented residents who live in Farmers Branch and Carrollton, Texas have been put on notice. Weekend elections held in these two suburbs north of Dallas have resulted in the elections of two mayors who share the same agenda: to drive out undocumented immigrants living within their boundaries.

Farmers Branch new Mayor Tim O'Hare will continue his agenda of driving out undocumented immigrants in his town.
(Source: CBS11)

Carrollton's new mayor, Rob Branson, said he plans to meet regularly with Farmers Branch's new mayor, Tim O'Hare. O'Hare gained notoriety when, while serving on the city council, he was instrumental in getting a ban to rent to undocumented immigrants passed.
But Branson wants to take it a step further — he intends to form citizen committees to "come up with ideas for driving out illegal immigrants."
How would these committees be any different than the old-fashioned lynch mobs who, by virtue of collective hysteria, went after and strung up African Americans back in the day?
From my perspective, there wouldn't be any difference, especially since those residents most eager to sign up for such committees are the ones already out there who stage counter protests to the immigration marches and feel their towns are overrun by people of color as it is.
There's nothing American about opening up a Democratic process to decide how best to drive men, women and children from communities they attend church, school, shop and live in.
In fact, such an action puts the reputation of America to shame.
If this is the new breed of American politics in Small Town USA then the nation is in a lot more danger than from hardworking immigrants for whom the majority's only crime is to work.


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