In this Article, I will first review some of the literature on anti-immigrant biases in housing code enforcement in the United States. Then, I will describe issues of selective enforcement of housing codes in present-day Long Island using cases from the Hofstra Housing Rights Clinic as concrete illustrations. Finally, I will discuss ways that local governments both on Long Island and elsewhere can reconsider priorities in enforcing their housing codes to address the problems of cultural biases.
Krieger, Stefan H.
"A Clash of Cultures: Immigration and Housing Code Enforcement on Long Island,"
Hofstra Law Review: Vol. 36
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarlycommons.law.hofstra.edu/hlr/vol36/iss4/3