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A Queens landlord has been fined $17,000 for threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a late-paying tenant. Although the city’s human-rights law legally classifies threatening to call ICE as unlawful discrimination, the case is one of a kind. ............and wasn’t legally authorized to be in the U.S. (Per the ruling, she has since gotten a green card.)
originally posted by: operation mindcrime
Somebody didn't follow the law and got a fine. Big surprise. What are we outraged about?
The case reflects the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment since Donald Trump’s election. Though the ruling is unique, there have been many other reported instances of landlords making similar threats, in New York and elsewhere. In 2017, Citylab reported that “landlords across California are threatening to report undocumented tenants to immigration authorities.” In one particularly galling example from that story, a landlord threatened deportation against a single mother of three if she did not sign a rent increase.
The case reflects the rise in anti-immigrant sentiment since Donald Trump’s election
In one particularly galling example from that story, a landlord threatened deportation against a single mother of three if she did not sign a rent increase.
originally posted by: usernameconspiracy
Landlords knowingly rent to illegal immigrants all the time in every state.
Companies knowingly hire them all the time in every state.
Citizens knowingly allow them to build and roof their homes, tend to their landscaping, and hire them as day labor.
"Illegal immigrants bad" for the a majority of America, including many of those so loudly proclaiming such, is all about fake outrage and buzz words, with very little interest in follow through. The guy with the Trump 2020 sign in his yard doesn't care that the roofing crew fixing his storm damage includes illegal immigrants. He just wants a new roof without having to pay that deductible. Oh, he may tell his friends over a beer about how he's certain they were here illegally, but he also smiled and thanked the roofing company once the job was complete.