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Far left Judge says no to Hazelton immigration law.


CofCC.org News Team

The ACLU challenged Hazelton’s now famous law against illegal aliens and U.S. District Judge James Munley has voided the law. The ACLU and left wing activist Federal judges have been doing everything possible to keep individual cities, counties, or states from taking action to stop illegal immigration.

From the AP…

The city’s Illegal Immigration Relief Act sought to impose fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits to companies that give them jobs. Another measure would have required tenants to register with City Hall and pay for a rental permit.

U.S. District Judge James Munley voided the law Thursday based on testimony from a nine-day trial held in March.

The city will almost certainly appeal.

Hazleton’s Republican mayor pushed for the strict laws last summer after two illegal immigrants were charged in a fatal shooting. Mayor Lou Barletta argued that illegal immigrants brought drugs, crime and gangs to the city of more than 30,000, overwhelming police and schools.