Valley Park Immigration Effort Blocked for Third Time

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Friday, April 06 2007 Apr 6, 2007 Friday, April 06, 2007 1:25:43 PM CDT April 06, 2007 in News
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CLAYTON (AP) - A St. Louis County judge issues a temporary restraining order against Valley Park's latest attempt to combat illegal immigration. Judge Carolyn Whittington issued the order yesterday, saying the law usurps federal authority and promotes discrimination. The ordinance requires the city to check the citizenship status of prospective renters before it issues occupancy permits. Last month, Valley Park's aldermen removed that citizenship language from the housing code. But this week two aldermen changed their minds and voted not to override a mayoral veto, a move that kept the law on the books. A group of landlords and immigrants' rights advocates then filed suit. This marks the third time a judge has blocked versions of the ordinance.

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