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Old 05-12-2007, 11:50 PM
 
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Texas town upholds immigration crackdown
Farmers Branch first to vote on measure prohibiting renting to illegals


FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - Voters in this Dallas suburb Saturday overwhelmingly approved a measure banning landlords from renting to most illegal immigrants, in the first public vote on any of the more than 90 measures local governments around the country have proposed to crack down on illegal immigration.

With two-thirds of precincts reporting, the measure had 68 percent support, with 32 percent opposed. It requires apartment managers to verify that renters are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants before leasing to them, with some exceptions.

“It says especially to Congress that we’re tired of the out-of-control illegal immigration problem. That if Congress doesn’t do something about it, cities will,”

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Every American citizen should be able to vote on the immigration issue.
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Go Farmers Branch!!!
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Old 05-13-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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Good for them! I wouldn't be surprised if the ACLU gets involved now though.
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Old 05-13-2007, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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As if the ACLU, doesn't that stand for American Civil Liberties Union? I do not know what that group thinks these illegal MEXICANS would come under their protections.
But they will protect anyone who is a CRIMINAL that is.
MBG
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:57 PM
 
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As if the ACLU, doesn't that stand for American Civil Liberties Union? I do not know what that group thinks these illegal MEXICANS would come under their protections.
But they will protect anyone who is a CRIMINAL that is.
MBG
I saw some spokeswoman from the ACLU on one of the major cable news networks the other day, and she said they are going to keep fighting these local and state laws. She said one way or another within the next couple of years most of these illegals are going to be legalized, so they feel obligated to fight on their behalf.
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Old 05-13-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Concord, California.
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Farmers branch did the right thing, -maybe more cities will now follow.
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