CYPRESS : City Takes Stand on Immigration, Drugs

The City Council this week supported a resolution urging President Bush to crack down on illegal immigration and drugs coming into Southern California.

Mayor Richard Partin requested that the council consider the resolution drafted by the West Orange County Mayor's Group, which includes the mayors of Cypress, Garden Grove, Los Alamitos, Stanton, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach and Westminster.

The resolution asks the President to take "action to stop the flow of illicit drugs and illegal immigration from our border to the south."

"The large number of illegal immigrants entering our cities is creating a negative economic impact and creating increased costs for city, county and school district services during a time of recession," the resolution says. If the resolution gains enough support from the various cities, the mayor's group will then send it to the Orange County Division of the League of Cities for consideration and action.

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