Thursday, March 22, 2012
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Farmers Branch, Texas ordinance banning undocumented immigrants from renting in the city. The decision affirmed a lower court ruling that the power to control immigration rests only with the federal government — not states or cities. “This is a national problem, needing a national solution. And it impacts the nation’s relations with Mexico and other nations,” the decision said. The appeals court judges said that the ordinance was more than a housing regulation and was “designed to burden aliens, both documented and undocumented, in Farmers Branch. As such, the ordinance serves no legitimate city interest.” For more, click here.