3rd Circ. Calls Foul On Pa. Town's Immigration Laws

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Friday struck down Hazleton, Pa., housing and employment ordinances that would have prohibited immigrants living in the city without legal permission from renting housing there, confirming that the laws are preempted by federal law.

Hazleton tried to revive its local laws to curb immigration in 2008 after a federal judge found the ordinances were unconstitutional attempts to manage groups “deemed undesirable.” In a precedential opinion in 2010, the Third Circuit upheld the permanent injunction, after which the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the...
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