"Lawyers for Farmers Branch asked Wednesday for a rehearing of the
city’s immigration ordinance before the full 18-member 5th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The city’s ordinance banning [unauthorized] immigrants from renting in the city has been repeatedly struck
down as unconstitutional by federal judges. Two federal judges in
Dallas had earlier ruled against Farmers Branch, saying that immigration
enforcement is a federal matter. And in March, a three-judge panel from
the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with that view." - DIANNE SOLÍS, Dallas Morning News, Apr. 25, 2012.