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Tesuque Pueblo asks renters to document immigration status

Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico is stirring controversy among tenants of a trailer park on the reservation.

The tribe notified tenants of the Tesuque Trailer Village of an increase in rent from $300 a month to $426.50 a month. All residents must also show they are in the U.S. legally.

"If he doesn't accept my husband and my daughter, I'm going to have to leave because I'm not splitting my family," resident Alicia Olivas told The Santa Fe New Mexican.

The tribe receives federal housing funds and could be running afoul of federal housing laws with its immigration status requirement.

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