A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.
Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vulnerable children.”
The city council of League City, Texas, passed a resolution on July 8 refusing to house immigrants here illegally.
“This complaint is a warning to other municipalities that are considering similar resolutions — cities can’t accept federal funds and then use them to discriminate,” Marisa Bono, MALDEF staff attorney, said in a statement.
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