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Federal Judge Strikes Down Ordinance Banning Illegals From Renting Apartments
Posted By admin On March 25, 2010 @ 10:28 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
NBC News 
Thursday, March 25, 2010
A federal judge has ruled that a Farmers Branch  ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting apartments is unconstitutional.
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“Ordinance 2952 is a regulation of immigration and is preempted by the Supremacy Clause of the United States  Constitution because the authority to regulate immigration is exclusively a federal power,” she wrote.
The ordinance established a licensing system for renters in Farmers Branch. Renters would be required to pay a $5 fee and obtain a residential occupancy license issued by the city’s building inspector. Under the system, the building inspector would verify a renter’s immigration status with federal officials if the renter did not declare him or herself a citizen or national of the United States. The city would revoke the licenses of people the federal government said were in the country illegally.
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