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Immigrant Crackdown Challenged in Pa

Hispanic activists and the ACLU sued Hazleton on Tuesday over one of the toughest crackdowns on illegal immigrants by a U.S. city.

Hazleton, a city of about 31,000 people 80 miles from Philadelphia, voted last month to fine landlords $1,000 for renting to illegal immigrants, deny business permits to companies that give them jobs, and make English the city's official language.

The lawsuit contends that the Constitution gives the federal government exclusive power to regulate immigration and that the city's ordinance is discriminatory and unworkable.

"It makes every person who looks or sounds foreign a suspect, including those who are here legally," Witold Walczak, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, said in a statement. "You might as well just paint a target on every foreigner's forehead or a sign saying, 'Please treat me differently.'"



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Legals have

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the documentation to prove they are...bring it on or go home. OUr Constitution also has provisions that allow us to deny.

I figured it was just a matter of 'short' time before this happened.


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(NT) (NT) the aclu should rot

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It seems that

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if the Feds can't or won't protect the states, then each state has the right to do so by default. Again, the fourth branch of government rears it's ugly head, the ACLU, creating it's idea of society through litigation intimdation. Do believe the mayor told them to bring it on, you don't scare us.


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I thought the media was the 4th branch

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and the ACLU was the 5th? I forget what my university professors taught me about government... all I can remember was that the Judicial was the most important and powerful, then the Legislative, and the Executive was just there to follow orders...

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ACLU and the media are close enough allies

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that they won't fight over positions 4 and 5 but will be happy to share.

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(NT) (NT) They should "crack down" on the ACLU!

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