Ah there’s a reason I don’t like Texas, besides the U.S. President being from there. Yesterday, the city council of Farmer’s Branch passed a resolution that makes it illegal to rent apartments or homes to undocumented people.
The City Council unanimously approved Ordinance 2952, which would require all renters to pay a $5 fee and claim U.S. citizenship or legal immigration status to obtain an occupancy license from the city.
Failing to do so would result in fines of $400 and up.
I don’t even think this is legal, from a Constitutional standpoint and I hope this gets caught up in the legal system. If I were in Farmer’s Branch I would urge all Latinos (because you know that is who is being targeted here) to do massive rent-ins, try rent as much as you can and refuse to pay that fee, protest those fees. Denying people the right to shelter is a violation of human rights and it’s disgusting and racist.
Via / Dallas News and Despierta America News (tv)
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