South Carolina Council Approves Measure Requiring Landlords to Check Immigration Status
This past Wednesday an ordinance was passed by Summerville’s City council that would require landlords and employers to verify the immigration status of renters and workers. The intent to pass this measure has proved to be a controversial issue. There has been little controversy over employers checking immigration status, but property managers are less than thrilled that they would have to demand proof of residency from renters, citing that there would be negative financial consequences.
If the law gets final approval next month it would be one of the most restrictive in the nation.