Friday, July 27, 2007

Immigrant Law Voided

by Michael Rubinkam - July 26th, 2007 -

A federal judge on Thursday struck down the city of Hazleton's tough anti-immigration law, which has been emulated by cities around the country.

The 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 declared it unconstitutional Thursday and voided it based on evidence and testimony from a nine-day trial held in March.

The city will almost certainly appeal.

Hazleton's Republican mayor pushed for the 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.

It is certainly the federal governments job to protect our nation from an invasion of illegal aliens. What is bizarre is this Judges argument that no law that hurts an illegal immigrants right to do as he wishes can be passed.

If an illegal immigrant kills someone, is he entitled to do so since he could not be here to kill someone if the federal government had not allowed him to be here?

By what asinine logic do these judges claim that violation of other laws to stop them from getting government aid, or run up rents, or damaging society and its citizens in numerous other ways, are unconstitutional because they are here and thus have the rights of legal residents?

That equates to the bizarre argument that these illegals have a Consitutional right to invade our nation.


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