Sunday, June 23, 2024

Hazelton Anti-immigration Laws Revisited

A pair of anti-immigration laws in the town of Hazelton, Penn., declared unconstitutional by a federal appeals court last year, are getting a second chance. The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed its ruling from last September that declared the laws unconstitutional because they conflicted with federal immigration laws.  The court’s decision stems from […]

Anti-immigrant Ordinances in Pennsylvania Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled two Hazelton, Pennsylvania, anti-immigrant ordinances unconstitutional. The Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance passed by Hazelton in 2006 would have fined landlords who rented to undocumented immigrants and would have penalized companies that employed them.  Another law would require tenants to prove they were citizens or lawful residents, register […]