Today's Date: March 4, 2024
Hyliion Regains Compliance with NYSE Continued Listing Standards   •   Cricut Finds 71% of Women Draw Inspiration and Feel Empowered by Other Women   •   MAKING THE MARCH BREAK OF CHAMPIONS - THERE'S A (SCOUTS CANADA) APP FOR THAT   •   Joseph Wenzel Receives Governor’s Merit Scholarship   •   ESG Clean Energy Reaches New Milestone of Over 99% Efficiency in Its Carbon Capture, Water Removal System   •   CBRE Named as One of the 2024 World’s Most Ethical Companies for 11th Consecutive Year   •   StandOut® Challenge Interview Overcomes the Basic Paradox of Traditional SAT/ACT Assessments   •   FS is the first ethanol producer in the world to receive ISCC CORSIA Low LUC Risk certification for SAF production   •   Christian Art Announces the Inaugural Laudamus Award for Sacred Art - £25,000 First Prize   •   OpenSSF and Linux Foundation Training & Certification Announce Scholarships to Support Women in Jordan Entering the Cybersec   •   Blue Diamond Growers Partners with Big Ten as the Athletic Conference’s Official Snack   •   Senior Living Communities Use Technology to Provide High Level of Care, Reassurance to Family Members   •   INSOL International Names John T. Young, Jr. of Neinda Advisors in 2024 Fellowship Class   •   Pittsburgh Public Schools Host Taste Test for National School Breakfast Week with Healthier Generation, UPMC Children's Hospital   •   Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation Launches "Do You Know?" Kidney Awareness Campaign   •   RIC Energy sells 20 MW of New York State Community Solar Projects to Luminace   •   SBS ENTERTAINMENT, LA MUSICA AND MEGA 97.9 FM ANNOUNCE THE UNVEILING OF ITS REGIONAL MEXICAN LIVE MUSIC CONCERT BRAND: MEGABASH   •   Ingenovis Health Announces 2024 Scholarship Program   •   Just Salad Serves Up Lunchtime Nostalgia with Reusable Bowls Featuring Beloved Sesame Street Characters   •   Radius Recycling Named One of the 2024 World’s Most Ethical Companies
Bookmark and Share

Court Orders New Look At City Immigration Law

ALLENTOWN, PA - The Supreme Court today ordered a federal appeals court to take a new look at a Pennsylvania city's crackdown on illegal immigrants in light of the high court's recent decision upholding an Arizona employer-sanctions law.

The high court threw out a ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the city of Hazleton from enforcing regulations that would deny permits to business that hire illegal immigrants and fine landlords who rent to them.

The measures inspired similar laws around the country, including the one in Arizona that deals only with penalties for employers.

The justices typically order lower courts to re-examine cases in light of a high court decision on a similar topic.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd Circuit ruled in September that Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act usurped the federal government's exclusive power to regulate immigration.

"It is ... not our job to sit in judgment of whether state and local frustration about federal immigration policy is warranted," wrote Chief Judge Theodore McKee. "We are, however, required to intervene when states and localities directly undermine the federal objectives embodied in statutes enacted by Congress."

Hazleton, a northeastern Pennsylvania city of about 25,000, wants to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits to companies that give them jobs. A companion measure requires prospective tenants to register with City Hall and pay for a rental permit.

Former Republican Mayor Lou Barletta pushed the measures in 2006 after two illegal immigrants were charged in a fatal shooting. Barletta, now a freshman congressman, argued that illegal immigrants brought drugs, crime and gangs to the city and overwhelmed police, schools and hospitals.

The laws have never been enforced. Hispanic groups and illegal immigrants sued to overturn the measures, and a federal judge struck them down following a trial in 2007.

Hazleton's act was copied by dozens of municipalities around the nation that believe the federal government hasn't done enough to stop illegal immigration.


STORY TAGS: Hispanic News, Latino News, Mexican News, Minority News, Civil Rights, Discrimination, Racism, Diversity, Latina, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News