Farmers Branch Taking Immigration Ordinance to Supreme Court

Farmers Branch Taking Immigration Ordinance to Supreme Court

"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 year to pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In July, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans found the town's ordinance to be unconstitutional and superseded by federal immigration law.  The mayor and the town's chief financial officer said Farmers Branch has already spent $6 million in fees related to the case.  That number could go much higher if the town loses the next round in the courts and is forced to pay attorneys fees for the plaintiffs who filed suit against Farmers Branch in 2008." - WFAA, Aug. 21, 2013.