Saturday, July 15, 2006

Cities Take On Illegal Immigration

The Los Angeles Times calls Hazelton, Pa., the "most hostile environment in America for illegal immigrants." Not surprising when you consider the left-wing politics of the paper, or the fact that Los Angeles in a "sanctuary city" where law enforcement officials will not enforce immigration laws. You see, Hazelton, Pa., has just passed the Illegal Immigration Relief Act.

The Illegal Immigration Relief Act "imposes severe penalties on landlords who rent space to illegal immigrants, suspends the licenses of businesses that employ them, and declares English the city's official language." The act, passed by a 4-1 margin, will put pressure on businesses that hire illegal aliens and the landlords that rent to them.

The measure was enacted after repeated complaints of graffiti and gang-related crime.

Several other cities around the country will soon be voting on similar measures, including Escondido, California.

Naturally, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund vows to sue the city on the "grounds that the ordinance unconstitutionally infringes on federal jurisdiction over immigration".

Stay tuned, folks.

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Blogger kateykakes said...

I posted about that today at a forum I visit. I think I'm ready to move there! :)

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