Federal Court Eyes Local Crackdown of Illegal Migrants ; under Challenge Is a Hazleton, Pa., Law, Copied by Many Cities, That May Go to the US Supreme Court
Jonsson, Patrik, The Christian Science Monitor
In early 2006, Hazleton, Pa., mayor Lou Barletta stepped onto center stage of America's debate over immigration law reform and lit the fuse of a revolution.
His idea was simple: If the federal government couldn't stop an influx of illegal aliens into the US that now tops 12 million people, he could at least take steps to protect the borders of his own town. The ordinance punishes landlords and business owners who do business with undocumented residents.
Now in place or being considered in as many as 100 municipalities in at least 27 states, the Hazleton ordinance is, for the first time, under judicial scrutiny in a federal court in Scranton, Pa. It's the beginning …
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Publication information: Article title: Federal Court Eyes Local Crackdown of Illegal Migrants ; under Challenge Is a Hazleton, Pa., Law, Copied by Many Cities, That May Go to the US Supreme Court. Contributors: Jonsson, Patrik - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: March 15, 2007. Page number: 3. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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