Image by Flickr user kayveeinc The ordinance wouldn't permit terrestrial aliens or non-terrestrial ones.
The concern basically goes like this: If Summerville tries to pioneer a path in blocking illegal immigrants from living or working in their town, will the town also be stuck footing a pioneer-sized legal bill as challenges are played out in the South Carolina town first.
The Post and Courier has a thorough breakdown on the issue and opinions; read it here.
On Wednesday the full council is set to take up a first reading of the ordinance.
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