There’s a final reading tonight on an ordinance for a South Carolina town that’s taking illegal immigration into its own hands.
The town of Summerville takes up the final reading on an ordinance that would ban illegal immigrants from working or renting in the town. Councilman Walter Bailey introduced the law, saying “The idea is if they’ve got no place to work, or no place to work, they’ve got no reason to be here and they can go somewhere else.”
Council members who voted against the ordinance in first reading cited their concerns over probable lawsuits. Bailey says he expects a legal challenge.
The state does require proof of worker eligibility. It does not go so far as to address housing.