Alien Land Laws

Stop 21st Century Alien Land Laws from Banning Property for Iranian Americans

A series of blatantly discriminatory state-level bills have been proposed and even passed to restrict the right of Iranian and other immigrants to purchase property based on their national heritage. These laws – like SB 264 in Florida, which Ron DeSantis signed into law – echo some of the worst xenophobic chapters in American history, like the “Alien Land Laws” used to bar Asian immigrants from acquiring property in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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By Jamal Abdi, NIAC President and John C. Yang, Asian Americans Advancing Justice President

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill into law that was a direct echo of discriminatory “alien land laws” that targeted individuals based on their ancestral country.

Under the law, foreign nationals who are domiciled in a “foreign country of concern” — including Iran, China, Russia, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and Syria — will be restricted from purchasing land in many parts of the state.

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Discriminatory legislation banning property for Iranian and other nationals has been proposed in states across the country and at the federal level. Learn where these bills have been introduced and what is there current status.

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