Judge Continues Stay in Dallas Suburb Immigration Policy

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge in Dallas continued his stay of enforcement of a voter-endorsed Farmers Branch ban on apartment
rentals to most illegal immigrants.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay first granted the temporary restraining order in May.

Now, the order will remain in effect until June 19, when he'll decide whether to issue an injunction.

A preliminary injunction would extend until a trial, a judgment or other conclusion in the case can be reached.

Attorneys for the Dallas suburb today admitted there were "drafting issues" with the ordinance. They also presented a document outlining how to salvage the ordinance if the court finds portions to be flawed.

But opponents contend the ordinance uses federal housing regulations to determine who can live in Farmers Branch.

They say those regulations are used to determine who qualifies for housing subsidies and exclude many people in the country legally from
qualifying.


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