“Lessons From Hazleton: A ‘Fundamental Misconception'”

12 Sep

By Dan Kowalski, IJJ Senior Fellow

In 2006 the city of Hazleton, in northeastern Pennsylvania (pop. approx. 25,000,) enacted a series of local ordinances aimed at unauthorized aliens living and working in Hazleton… The Hazleton ordinances were designed to prevent unauthorized aliens from obtaining employment or rental housing.  Individuals and groups sued the city, alleging the ordinances are unconstitutional and violate federal and state statutes.

Beyond the constitutional issues of interest to lawyers and legislators, what lessons can the general public draw?

Read Dan’s column for the JustNews website.

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