Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Dallas Suburb to Ask for Full CA5 Review of Immigrant Rental Ban Case

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"Lawyers for Farmers Branch asked Wednesday for a rehearing of the city’s immigration ordinance before the full 18-member 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.  The city’s ordinance banning [unauthorized] immigrants from renting in the city has been repeatedly struck down as unconstitutional by federal judges.  Two federal judges in Dallas had earlier ruled against Farmers Branch, saying that immigration enforcement is a federal matter. And in March, a three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with that view." -