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Federal Court Upholds Ruling against Texas Town's Immigrant Housing Law

Published: Mar 22, 2012 8:45 am

"A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling against a law aimed at keeping undocumented immigrants from renting property in a Dallas suburb. 

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Farmers Branch overstepped its authority in 2008 when it passed a law calling on the city's building inspector to check the immigration status of anyone wanting to rent an apartment who wasn't a U.S. citizen."

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