AVON PARK CITY COUNCIL VOTES AGAINST ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW-Andrew Stelzer

07/25/06

Monday night, after hearing from more than 100 speakers, the city council in Avon Park reversed their earlier decision to pass a wide-ranging ordinance, which would have cracked down on policies towards immigrants. The law, which attracted national media attention, would have made English the official language of the south central Florida town, would have prevented city officials from licensing any business that had aided or abetted illegal immigrants, and would punish those businesses with fines.

Charlene Edwards is the director of operations for the Redlands Christian Migrants Association, she was one of more than 350 people who crowded into last nights city council meeting, which ended with a 3 to 2 vote against the ordinance.

CHARLENE EDWARDS

That was Charlene Edwards, with the Redlands Christian Migrant Association, speaking about the decision of the Avon Park city council members NOT to approve a wide ranging anti immigration ordinance.

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