Dallas suburb loses long, pricey immigration fight

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 8:02 AM

FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (AP) — A Dallas suburb that spent eight years and more than $6 million on immigration-related lawsuits has seen its fight to ban undocumented immigrants come to an end.

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear an appeal from Farmers Branch on a city ordinance that would have required all renters to obtain city licenses and for a city official to deny licenses to anyone found to be here illegally.

Mayor Bill Glancy told The Associated Press that he was disappointed because the city was trying to step in where the federal government hadn't.

Since it passed its first ordinance in 2006, Farmers Branch has faced multiple lawsuits, but it has also elected its first Latina councilwoman and continues to grow.

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