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BRIDGEPORT - Borough Council adopted an ordinance banning illegal aliens from working or renting residences in Bridgeport Tuesday.As the Brits would say, cue the whinging in...3...2...1...
The vote, which was 6-0 at Tuesday’s council meeting, approved the Illegal Immigration Relief Act with a minor amendment.
Also, council approved an amended ordinance governing rental properties requiring landlords to register and maintain housing units. Owners not living in houses are required to appoint “agents” who must live within a 10-mile radius of Bridgeport.
The rental registration measure authorizes Bridgeport’s police, fire officials, code-enforcement officer or director of public works to enforce the housing ordinance.
The part of the ordinance governing occupancy limits, which is based on the 2003 International Property Maintenance Code, prohibits overcrowding housing units.
Eddie Cruz, executive director of Acción Communal Latino Americana de Montgomery County (ACLAMO), protested the Illegal Immigration Relief Act and said his group may file a legal challenge against the “divisive” measure.H/T beyond borders blog
“It is obvious to me the ordinance could be used to foment an atmosphere of profiling,” Cruz said.
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