Oologah's Council Passes Ordinance Aimed At Illegal Immigrants

Tuesday, October 3rd 2006, 6:11 am
By: News On 6

A Rogers County town is taking a stand against illegal immigration.

The Oologah town council has passed an ordinance making it illegal for employers to hire illegal immigrants inside the Oologah city limits.

The ordinance was introduced by the mayor. Jerry Holland says Oologah will enforce the law he says the feds have failed to enforce. Oologah mayor Jerry Holland: "They're spineless. They've done nothing about it. It all has to do with our entire immigration policy and something needs to be done."

Contractors we spoke with say it would really help small businesses if cities like Tulsa cracked-down on employers who hire illegal immigrants.

Oologah's ordinance takes effect in 30 days.

Inola, also in Rogers County, is also considering an immigration mandate.

Towns in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida, California and Colorado have already passed similar ordinances, which hold employers and landlords responsible for upholding the law.