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Old 05-28-2008, 05:25 PM
 
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FARMERS BRANCH, Texas -- A federal judge found Wednesday that a Dallas suburb's rule prohibiting apartment rentals to illegal immigrants was unconstitutional and could not be enforced.
In his decision, U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay concluded only the federal government can regulate immigration. [moderator cut: copyright violation].
Judge strikes down suburb's immigration-related rental ban | Local News | Star-Telegram.com (broken link)

The federal gov't needs to pass a comprehensive immigration reform ASAP. States can keep passing laws but they will be struck down in the courts.

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Old 05-28-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Judge strikes down suburb's immigration-related rental ban | Local News | Star-Telegram.com (broken link)

The federal gov't needs to pass a comprehensive immigration reform ASAP. States can keep passing laws but they will be struck down in the courts.
Funny; both the Arizona and Oklahoma laws pertaining to aiding and abetting illegal immigrants (as well as many local laws) are still in effect-----and, having their intended effect
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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Looks like they can go back to keeping chickens in the kitchen cabinets.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Hmmm. What about bank robbery? That's a federal crime but yet the local police are able to step in and do their job?

And before you go off on how illegal immigration isn't a felony, it is STILL a crime, and for people to rent an apartment these days you do have to offer valid identification. If their identification is not valid is that not a felony?

This will probably be overturned at some point, or at least it should be.

My 2 cents.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Are there any laws that protect renters that refuse to rent apartments to illegals? B/c i would not want an illegal living in (or near) anything i own.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:22 PM
 
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Yeah, I don't know how someone can rent to someone without a social security number for a credit check... weird... that's all you need... a legit social security number to prevent illegal immigrants from renting... I suppose the rental office prefers to have someone in their apartments instead of nobody... oh well, big business wins again..
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:02 PM
 
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Hmmm. What about bank robbery? That's a federal crime but yet the local police are able to step in and do their job?

And before you go off on how illegal immigration isn't a felony, it is STILL a crime, and for people to rent an apartment these days you do have to offer valid identification. If their identification is not valid is that not a felony?

This will probably be overturned at some point, or at least it should be.

My 2 cents.
I doubt it will be overturned anytime soon.As long as they can afford to pay rent etc they should be allowed to rent apartments.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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Funny; both the Arizona and Oklahoma laws pertaining to aiding and abetting illegal immigrants (as well as many local laws) are still in effect-----and, having their intended effect
The laws you talk about haven't had a final ruling on them yet.. when they do, they will meet the same fate as Hazelton and Farmers branch.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:21 PM
 
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I doubt it will be overturned anytime soon.As long as they can afford to pay rent etc they should be allowed to rent apartments.
Au contraire:

Lawbreakers should be allowed to 'live' in the USA------under arrest prior to their deportation.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The laws you talk about haven't had a final ruling on them yet.. when they do, they will meet the same fate as Hazelton and Farmers branch.
blacknight04: grasping at straws, ain't we?

Face it: the party is over, just that your side is still in denial
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