Barletta Bulletin 3.9.14

Mar 9, 2014
Barletta Bulletin

We May Have Lost a Battle, but We Haven't Lost the War

On March 3, the Supreme Court refused to hear the City of Hazleton’s case, which was in defense of an ordinance I passed while I was mayor.  We said that if you are a landlord or employer, the city would suspend your business license if you knowingly rented to, or hired an illegal immigrant.

I am deeply disappointed in that decision, especially given conflicting rulings by two different Circuit Courts, one regarding Hazleton’s ordinance and one on a similar law in Fremont, Nebraska.

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