Florida sued for restricting Chinese citizens, other foreigners from buying property

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of Chinese citizens living and working in Florida is suing the state over a new law that bans Chinese nationals from purchasing property in large swaths of the state. The suit filed Monday by the American Civil Liberties union in a federal court claims the law unfairly targets foreign citizens because of the actions of their governments. The new law applies to land near military installations and critical infrastructure and also affects citizens of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Russia, and North Korea. But Chinese citizens face the harshest restrictions.