IRLI sought to intervene in a federal lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund that challenged City of Farmers Branch Ordinance No. 2892 which required the city to verify the immigration status of all non-citizens issued rental licenses and terminate rental agreements with non-citizens who the federal government confirms are not lawfully present the United States. Eventually the case was consolidated with several other cases involving the same questions of law surrounding Texas Ordinance No. 2892. In later proceedings, IRLI joined the City of Farmers Branch’s defense team. See Villas at Parkside Partners v. City of Farmers Branch.