Immigration continues to be a contentious area, given the federal government's increased focus on immigration laws and enforcement. California has passed its own lawns in order to clarify the state's position and beliefs regarding its obligations regarding immigration enforcement, such as AB291, the "Immigrant Tenant Protection Act." Does a residential applicant's or resident's immigration status play any role in a landlord's business activities? What obligations and rights exist for landlords and tenants in these areas? Panelists will discuss these recent changes to California law, particularly as they relate to immigration status and its relevance (or lack thereof) to the provisions of housing and other protections under the fair housing laws.