Saturday, December 23, 2006

Local Law in Texas Challenged

The owners of three apartment complexes in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch asked a federal judge to declare unconstitutional a new law that bans renting to undocumented immigrants.

Their lawsuit filed Friday also seeks to keep the city from enforcing the ordinance on Jan. 12, when it is scheduled to go into effect.

Last month, City Council members voted to fine landlords who rent to undocumented immigrants, make English the city's official language and allow local authorities to screen suspects in police custody to check their immigration status. Click here.


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