Supreme Court Leaves Ruling Blocking Landlords From Renting to Illegal Immigrants Standing

Decline to take up cases


The US Supreme Court on Monday let stand two appeals court decisions blocking local ordinances that sought to bar landlords from renting housing to illegal immigrants and to prevent employers from hiring workers who lack proper immigration authorization.

In both cases, the lower courts ruled that the ordinances are preempted by federal immigration statutes and national policies set by the Obama administration. 

The cases stem from local measures passed by the City of Hazelton, Pa., and the City of Farmers Branch, Texas.