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Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: Fox News ()
Date: June 27, 2016 11:18AM

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/fairfax_county/latino-families-file-federal-civil-rights-lawsuit-against-fairfax-landlord/article_18457024-21fa-11e6-9dcc-8b812ff56f85.html






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Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord Monday, marking the first time a case related to fair housing law has been brought against a private landlord, according to Legal Aid Justice Center managing attorney, Ivy Finkenstadt, who represents the plaintiffs.

The four Latino families named in the suit allege that Waples Mobile Homes Park and it’s management company, A.J. Dwoskin & Associates, have violated the federal Fair Housing Act, the Virginia Fair Housing Law and the Manufactured Home Lot Rental Agreement by refusing to renew the leases of households with family members who are unable to show a Social Security card or some other proof of legal residence.

“This is an act of courage,” Finkenstadt said at a press conference announcing the case in front of the Albert V. Bryan United States Courthouse in Alexandria. “[The policy] has a disproportionate impact on families of Latino origin, regardless of immigration status.”

According to Finkenstadt, Waples Mobile Homes Park has long had a policy requiring tenants to show Social Security, a passport or another form of identification proving that they’re legal U.S. residents, but the landlord didn’t start enforcing it until late 2015.

The families involved in the suit all have children who were born in the U.S. and at least one adult with a Social Security number.

Legal Aid Justice Center represents the plaintiffs along with the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

“When they told me I had to move, even though my husband and son could keep living there, I was overcome with frustration and disbelief,” Rosy Giron de Reyes, one of the plaintiffs and a former tenant of Waples Mobile Homes Park, said. “This is why I’m standing up for my rights, together with my neighbors. I hope this lawsuit will force them to do the right thing.”

A representative of Waples Mobile Homes Park declined to comment on the case.

A.J. Dwoskin & Associates was unable to be immediately reached for comment.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: FrankR. ()
Date: June 27, 2016 11:24AM

Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: June 27, 2016 11:53AM

Wasn't this reported 3-4 weks ago?

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: Late? ()
Date: June 27, 2016 12:07PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Wasn't this reported 3-4 weks ago?


You are correct - May 24, 2016

Fox News sometimes runs about a month behind in his current events postings.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Date: June 27, 2016 12:38PM

FrankR. Wrote:
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> Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.

You mad? Where does it say that they are crimesters and where does it say that you and your fellow oldtards are the greatest and cleanest people ever? That's illogical.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: obama's america ()
Date: June 27, 2016 01:53PM

Fox news isn't behind. The lawsuit is being presented now, but the actual incident occurred a few months ago.
Sad. The landlord doesn't have to rent to tenants who are illegally in the country. The nerve of these people who know they are breaking the law and shouldn't even be in the country,and then they use our courts to sue.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: FrankR. ()
Date: June 27, 2016 01:56PM

- dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
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> FrankR. Wrote:
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> -----
> > Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.
>
> You mad? Where does it say that they are
> crimesters and where does it say that you and your
> fellow oldtards are the greatest and cleanest
> people ever? That's illogical.


Lay off the crack son, you sound fucking retarded. Any half-wit should understand that illegals are here illegally, and need to leave.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: kill every redneck on the planet ()
Date: June 27, 2016 01:59PM

FrankR. Wrote:
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> Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.


I agree. If you can only afford a mobile home you have no business living around here. Fucking trailer trash scum.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: FrankR. ()
Date: June 27, 2016 02:11PM

kill every redneck on the planet Wrote:
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> FrankR. Wrote:
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> > Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.
>
>
> I agree. If you can only afford a mobile home you
> have no business living around here. Fucking
> trailer trash scum.


I mean, that's kind of harsh / shallow. I also wasn't aware there were trailer parks anywhere near here.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: school board tie in ()
Date: June 27, 2016 02:17PM

FCPS should move out of Gatehouse and into a trailer park. They would fit right in.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Date: June 29, 2016 01:48PM

FrankR. Wrote:
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> - dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > FrankR. Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Kick these scum bags out of our country NOW.
> >
> > You mad? Where does it say that they are
> > crimesters and where does it say that you and
> your
> > fellow oldtards are the greatest and cleanest
> > people ever? That's illogical.
>
>
> Lay off the crack son, you sound fucking retarded.
> Any half-wit should understand that illegals are
> here illegally, and need to leave.

That's stupid. It doesn't matter as long as they filter out the ones that cause trouble for sure.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: wheres whitey? ()
Date: June 29, 2016 01:54PM

The real question is: Where did the white trailer trash go?
Mexico?

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: June 29, 2016 01:55PM

- dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
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> FrankR. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > - dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > FrankR. Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Kick these scum bags out of our country
> NOW.
> > >
> > > You mad? Where does it say that they are
> > > crimesters and where does it say that you and
> > your
> > > fellow oldtards are the greatest and cleanest
> > > people ever? That's illogical.
> >
> >
> > Lay off the crack son, you sound fucking
> retarded.
> > Any half-wit should understand that illegals
> are
> > here illegally, and need to leave.
>
> That's stupid. It doesn't matter as long as they
> filter out the ones that cause trouble for sure.

It doesn’t matter? Tell that to the immigrants waiting in line to be processed legally. Dumbfuck!

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: June 29, 2016 03:09PM

- dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:
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> FrankR. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> > Lay off the crack son, you sound fucking
> retarded.
> > Any half-wit should understand that illegals
> are
> > here illegally, and need to leave.
>
> That's stupid. It doesn't matter as long as they
> filter out the ones that cause trouble for sure.

Actually it does matter. Landlords like others who extend credit want to be sure they are paid. They have to worry about what happens if the person to whom they extended credit doesn't make required payments. It is much easier to collect a judgment from someone who is here legally and has had steady, full time employment than it is from someone who is here illegally. The lack of a social security number may make it hard to garnish wages. If the person is working under a fake name and SS#, or is working under the table, it is easier for the "employer" to claim the person isn't working for them, and therefore there is nothing to garnish.

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Re: Tenants of a mobile housing complex in Fairfax County filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their landlord
Posted by: say what?? ()
Date: June 30, 2016 12:15AM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> - dA rEaL fArTiAn - Wrote:

> > That's stupid. It doesn't matter as long as
> they
> > filter out the ones that cause trouble for
> sure.


> Actually it does matter. Landlords like others
> who extend credit want to be sure they are paid.
> They have to worry about what happens if the
> person to whom they extended credit doesn't make
> required payments. It is much easier to collect a
> judgment from someone who is here legally and has
> had steady, full time employment than it is from
> someone who is here illegally. The lack of a
> social security number may make it hard to garnish
> wages. If the person is working under a fake name
> and SS#, or is working under the table, it is
> easier for the "employer" to claim the person
> isn't working for them, and therefore there is
> nothing to garnish.

Well knock me down and call me a clown. Bill.N. is making sense.

Are there two of you?

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