Still unconstitutional: Trying to oust immigrants from Farmers Branch, Texas through discriminatory, anti-immigrant housing laws. Farmers Branch’s Latino population is over 45%. The Dallas suburb’s ordinance criminalized housing rentals to those immigrants it considered unlawfully present. The law never took effect; it was blocked from the outset by two previous court decisions. The Fifth Circuit Court of… Read More »
Archives for July 2013
Americans of all faiths support a comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship. At 63%, this is three times those who favor deportation. 4500 Americans were surveyed. Religious leaders, including Catholics, Evangelical Protestants, Jews, and Muslims, likewise back this comprehensive approach.
“Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act . . .is no longer an impediment to the recognition of lawful same-sex marriages and spouses under the Immigration and Nationality Act if the marriage is valid under the laws of the State where it was celebrated.” So ruled the national Board of Immigration Appeals on July 17, 2013,… Read More »