Farmers Branch Seeks Rehearing On Illegal Immigrant Ban
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas suburb has asked for a rehearing by a full federal appeals court of an order that overturned a city ban on housing rents by illegal immigrants.
Farmers Branch sought the rehearing after a three-judge 5th Circuit Court panel upheld a lower-court ruling that blocked implementation of the city ordinance. That ordinance would bar illegal immigrants from renting and penalize landlords who rent to them.
Farmers Branch has spent nearly $5 million on immigration-related lawsuits, mostly over a city ordinance that would bar illegal immigrants from renting and penalize landlords that rent to them.
The fight has pushed the quiet collection of bedroom communities and office parks into the national debate about illegal immigration.
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