Chinese citizens sue Florida over 'xenophobic' property ownership ban

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2023
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Alicia Devine/Tallahassee Democrat

A group of Chinese Floridians and a real estate brokerage firm are suing the state in federal court over a recently-signed Gov. Ron DeSantis policy they say puts “draconian restrictions” on people from China.

"The legislation unfairly restricts most Chinese citizens — and most citizens of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Russia, and North Korea — from purchasing homes in the state," they said in a press release posted by the American Civil Liberties Union, one of their legal representatives.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, whose presidential campaign announcement is expected to be imminent, signed...

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