housing crackdown on indian immigrants

Here's a New York Times story from last week about a housing crackdown that's putting the squeeze on Indian immigrants in New Jersey: Housing Crackdown Hits Indian Immigrants. The city has basically been investigating and cracking down on illegally subdivided homes being turned into unauthorized boarding houses and multifamily dwellings. It's been a common practice for middle-class Indians in the area to rent rooms (or parts of rooms) to students, technology workers and others from India. Heck, this practice is not limited to Indian immigrants—it happens in all immigrant communities in one way or another. But I guess city authorities, as well as cranky neighbors, aren't happy with it...

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