Illegal Immigrant Rental Ban Gets Second Hearing

The ban allows building inspectors to evict illegal immigrant renters

By Nomaan Merchant
|  Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:28 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Immigrant Rental Ban Gets 2nd Hearing

Getty Images/OJO Images

advertisement

A Dallas suburb's long, expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes is headed to a largely conservative panel of judges.

Attorneys for Farmers Branch, Texas, as well as landlords and renters are scheduled to go before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

Farmers Branch was sued four years ago after it passed an ordinance allowing the city building inspector to evict any illegal immigrant renters.

A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit ruled against the city in March. The full court's decision to review the ruling is rare.

The appeals court has directed all sides to focus on the U.S. Supreme Court's June ruling on Arizona's tough immigration law. It rejected major parts of the law, but upheld the so-called "show me your papers" requirement.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get NBCDFW on Mobile!
Get NBCDFW's free news and weather... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out