Supreme Court Passes on Local Immigration Ordinances

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a local immigration ordinance that closely resembles the measure approved by voters in Fremont.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a local immigration ordinance that closely resembles the measure approved by voters in Fremont.

The justices on Monday declined to take up appeals from the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch, Texas, or the city of Hazleton, Pa., of lower court rulings that blocked their rental-housing regulations. Both ordinances were intended to keep people who are in the country illegally from finding housing in town.

Kris Kobach, an attorney defending Fremont, says parts of the Fremont and Farmers Branch ordinances are identical. Kobach says the decision not review the Farmers Branch case suggests the justices won't hear the lawsuit filed against Fremont.

The Supreme Court held in 2012 that immigration is primarily a matter for the federal government.


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