Saturday, August 21, 2010

Charleston suburb moves to ban illegal immigrants from town

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Summerville Town Council Wednesday night approved the first reading of a controversial ordinance that would require landlords to verify a tenant's legal status before renting to them.

The town council voted 4-2 in support of the measure first proposed by council member Walter Bailey.

The measure, if it passes the Council, would affect nearly every landlord-tenant agreement in Summerville. Bailey's ordinance would make it illegal for landlords or property owners to rent to illegal immigrants. Violators of the ordinance would have to pay a $100 fine for each offense...

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