Arnie Signs Law Prohibiting Immigration Checks by Landlords
I'm going to praise Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in this post, but take it away in the next.
The praise is due for his signing into law a bill that prohibits local governments from requiring landlords to check on and report the immigration status of tenants.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed landmark legislation Thursday prohibiting local governments from requiring landlords to inquire or report on the immigration status of tenants.
...."Landlords are not deputies of the federal immigration program, it's not our job," said Nancy Ahlswede, CEO of the nonprofit Apartment Association of California Southern Cities. "We can't and shouldn't get in the middle of immigration issues."
Laws requiring landlords to act as immigration cops regarding their tenants were tried but struck down by the courts in Irving, TX and Hazleton, PA.
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