Harboring Lawsuit Filed

A legal challenge to the state’s Immigrant Harboring Law has been filed.

Nina Perales from MALDEF says HB 11 isn’t needed because the state already has human trafficking laws in place.

She says enforcement of House Bill 11 should stop because it targets landlords and shelter workers who can be arrested for renting for providing shelter to undocumented immigrants.

Two landlords are plaintiffs in the case. They claim they never ask about a potential tenants immigration status of they are here illegally, they wouldn’t know.

Perales says enough laws are in place without targeting charitable organizations and people who are just doing their jobs.

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