Chinese citizens, represented by the Florida branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), are suing Florida over a new law that prohibits people from China and other “countries of concern” from owning land.
A group of Chinese citizens residing in Florida have sued the state government to contest a new law which prohibits people from China and other “countries of concern” from owning land, deeming the measure “draconian” and “discriminatory.”
Set to take effect on July 1, the law will prohibit Chinese citizens who do not hold dual US citizenship from buying real estate in Florida, and imposes slightly less harsh restrictions on foreign nationals from Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Cuba, and Venezuela, which were all dubbed “countries of concern” by the state legislature. Each country is currently under US sanctions, and all have been deemed adversaries by Washington.
Plaintiffs represented by the Florida branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) launched a lawsuit against state officials on Monday, claiming the law, SB 264, “imposes discriminatory prohibitions on the ownership and purchase of real property based on race, ethnicity, alienage, and national origin.”
Landmark class-action lawsuits filed, like the one by Brisbane lawyer Natalie Strijland and the one against AstraZeneca in the UK, further expose startling corruption in the COVID vaccine rollout.
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