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Hazleton, Farmers Branch Petition USSC for Writs of Certiorari
Posted on 2 Nov 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A city in Pennsylvania and one in Texas have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether they are allowed to enact legislation preventing those illegally living in the country from renting property in their cities — and in the Pennsylvania... Read More

Will Farmers Branch Save DAPA, Expanded DACA? - Cyrus D. Mehta
Posted on 1 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Cyrus D. Mehta writes - "After a split Fifth Circuit panel declined to lift Judge Hanen’s preliminary injunction in Texas v. United States blocking President Obama’s two executive actions that could defer the deportations of an estimated... Read More

Supreme Court Declines Immigration Cases
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected attempts by towns in Texas and Pennsylvania to revive local laws that cracked down on illegal immigration. The court decided against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton... Read More

Dallas Suburb to Ask for Full CA5 Review of Immigrant Rental Ban Case
Posted on 29 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"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... Read More

Farmers Branch Taking Immigration Ordinance to Supreme Court
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Farmers Branch Town Council will appeal a lower court ruling on an ordinance that bans [unauthorized] immigrants from renting in the city. With a 3-2 vote, the Council decided to drag out what has been a seven-year battle for at least another... Read More

Federal appeals court agrees Farmers Branch renters’ ordinance targeting immigrants is unconstitutional
Posted on 22 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Dianne Solis, Dallas Morning News, Mar. 21, 2012 : "A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that a Farmers Branch ordinance banning illegal immigrants from renting in the city. The decision by the Fifth... Read More

CA5: Farmers Branch Rental Ordinance Unconstitutional
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Ordinance at issue in this case and passed by the active citizens of the City of Farmers Branch (“Farmers Branch”) seeks to regulate non-citizens who reside in the United States contrary to law. Farmers Branch, Tex., Ordinance 2952... Read More

USA files amicus brief in Fifth Circuit: Villas at Parkside Partners v. Farmers Branch
Posted on 17 Dec 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

No. 10-10751, filed Dec. 13, 2011 : "The United States respectfully files this brief in response to the Court’s invitation to participate as amicus curiae. The Constitution and the Immigration and Nationality Act vest in the National Government... Read More