Farmers Branch Ordinances and llegal Immigration

Earlier this month, the Farmers Branch City Council passed an ordinance designed to thwart illegal immigration by requiring apartment renters to provide proof of citizenship or residency. The council also agreed that Farmers Branch police officers should be allowed to check immigration status of detainees and begin deportation proceedings in certain cases. We’ll talk about the legality of these measures this hour with SMU Dedman School of Law Assistant Professor Rose Villazor. We’ll also talk with KERA reporter Bill Zeeble, who’s covering the Farmers Branch story for 90.1.