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Farmers Branch, TX: Ruling Clears the Way for New City Ordinance making it difficult for illegal aliens to reside and work in the city

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 31, 2008

(Washington DC) A pair of orders issued this week by U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay, have cleared the way for the city of Farmers Branch, Texas to implement a redrafted ordinance, says the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). The new ordinance adopts key elements of model legislation drafted by IRLI.

The substitute, Ordinance 2952, was adopted by the Farmers Branch City Council last January. It provides a means to carry out the will of the voters who approved Ordinance 2903, while ensuring that the city does not infringe upon the federal government’s authority over immigration policy. IRLI is a recognized expert in drafting these sorts of local policies and has successfully worked with state and local governments to implement laws that allow them to become successful partners with the federal government in enforcement of immigration policies.

The objective of Farmers Branch is to institute policies that make it difficult for illegal aliens to reside and work in the city,” stated Michael Hethmon, general counsel for IRLI. “The citizens have repeatedly stated at the polls that they want effective local policies to deter illegal immigration. Farmers Branch should not have to shoulder this federal burden, but they have admirably done their civic duty. Cities across the nation can now benefit from the work reflected in the new ordinance.”….story

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