The St Charles County is voting to endorse the new illegal immigration law in Arizona. They voted 6-1.
Council member Joe Brazil sponsored the resolution which is non binding, but carries a clear message. "It's federal law, we need to protect it and we need to protect our borders," he tells me. Brazil says illegal immigration is a problem here although many may not realize it. Brazil also wants Jeff City lawmakers to pass a state law similar to Arizona's.
Groups like the Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St Louis don't see it that way. They worry that panic and misinformation may be guiding the debate, contending that illegal immigration is not nearly the problem it is in many border states.