Immigration is sizzling.
It’s polarizing America.
Look at what’s happening in Congress. The Immigration Bill has been delayed until June because of differences among our lawmakers.
Perhaps the real reason is the bill was too much too fast. Voters do not want such a measure passed without taking a closer look. And they’re getting that message across to their Congressmen.
How would that bill have affected us as real estate investors and landlords?
Let’s look at Farmer’s Branch, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. They passed an ordinance that landlords could not rent to illegals, which may, or may not have gone too far. However, the town has been over run with [tag-self]illegals[/tag-self]. Something needed to be done.
Enter a federal judge. He declared the ban on renting to [tag-tec]illegals[/tag-tec] unconstitutional.
The average person can’t determine if a renter is legal or not, according to the judge. Only the federal government can do that?
What? Other laws across the country state if an employer is caught hiring illegals, he’s in violation. He has to determine if the employee is legal or not when he hires him, right?
Help me here. I really don’t get it.
So what are the landlords supposed to do? We definitely live in confusing times.
I’m glad to see new faces coming into our midst, and we do need the labor and contributions that new [tag-ice]immigrants[/tag-ice] are willing to give, but we are being suffocated now. Too many are coming too fast. That’s my argument. We can only take so many.
Our government needs to get its act together once and for all and make a decision, hopefully one that is based on The Constitution. And this needs to be done quickly. We’re at war. A terrorist could easily sneak across our borders. That’s a matter of national security.