Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Federal Judge Blocks Anti-Illegal Immigrant Ordinance

A federal judge has stopped enforcement of a voter-approved ban prohibiting apartment rentals to illegal immigrants in the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch until a ruling is reached in the case.

This exact case had been discussed on the blog on the past. The ordinance would have required apartment managers to verify that renters are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants before leasing to them, with a few exceptions.

Landlords would have faced fines of up to $500 for violating the measure with each day considered as a separate violation.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay, who stopped the enforcement of the ban was appointed in 1998 by President Bill Clinton.

Before I researched Judge Lindsay, I figured him to be a liberal Democrat, as he indeed is.

On a personal note: If the Democrats take the White House in 2008, we will see a great deal more of these kind of ruling. If it happens, God help us!


SmithL said...

ILLEGALS demanded "Let the voters decide."
Voters did just that and some bleeding heart lib. judge decided to enforce his own brand of "justice."

If you ask me the city of Farmers Branch should withhold any/all taxes that normally would go to the Feds until said Feds do their job... they're getting tax receipts from FB citizens and they're not doing their job of enforcing the border/protecting U.S CITIZENS.

That's my soapbox rant... please drive through.

Angela said...

What really stinks is the fact that renters can make up that $500.00 fine easily.

The other thing is I can't stand President Bush's thoughts on what immigration reform should be.

How we are getting away with not enforcing the laws that I already on the books is beyond me!

Texas Truth said...

smithl: That sounds like a good idea to me. As some say. "Money talks."

Texas Truth said...

angela: Exactly. They can keep some of the money they send back to Mexico to pay the fine.