Farmers Branch Illegals seeking legal remedy
DALLAS — A real estate broker filed a lawsuit Monday alleging members of the Farmers Branch City Council and the city’s mayor repeatedly violated the state’s open meetings laws to deliberate a series of anti-illegal immigration ordinances.Guillermo Ramos, of Farmers Branch, was among opponents who protested at city hall before council members in this Dallas suburb unanimously approved having property managers or owners verify the immigration or citizenship status of apartment renters.The ordinance was part of a series of anti-illegal immigration rules passed in November that intend to keep illegal immigrants out of Farmers Branch. Council members also approved resolutions making English the city’s official language and allowing local authorities to become part of a federal program so they can enforce immigration laws.
The suit by Ramos seeks to declare the rental ordinance null and void and keep the city from enforcing it. It also targets a seperate rule that imposes new property maintenance standards for homeowners, which bans empty flower pots and dirty garage doors.
The lawsuit, filed in state district court, alleges the mayor and council members routinely met in closed session and schemed to deny the public access to discussion about the ordinances.
“Like many in the community, I believe the public was denied the opportunity to participate in the discussion of these ordinances,” Ramos said in a statement. “Given the social, economic and political effects of these measures, it seems the city left its constituents with little choice but to pursue legal remedy.”
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This seems a bit Ironic to me… Illegal aliens seeking a legal remedy… If they truly wanted a legal remedy they should return to where they are legal citizens…
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