Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Court reaffirms ban on Pa. town's immigrant laws

July 26. 2013 4:05PM
Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

(AP) A Pennsylvania town remains barred from enforcing a crackdown on immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia on Friday reaffirmed an earlier decision over the proposed restrictions in the town of Hazleton.

The ordinances would deny permits to businesses that hire people in the country illegally and fine landlords who rent to them. They were originally advocated by former mayor and now-congressman Lou Barletta.

The U.S. Supreme Court considered the Hazleton case two years ago and sent it back to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court in 2010. The northeastern Pennsylvania city has relied on private donations to defend the never-enforced ordinance.

A call seeking comment from Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi was not immediately returned.

Associated Press

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds