Pa. City Fights To Revive Local Immigration Laws

Law360, New York (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The city of Hazleton, Pa., is trying to revive via an appeals court a number of local housing and employment laws to curb illegal immigration, which a federal judge struck down as an unconstitutional and zealous attempt to manage groups “deemed undesirable.”

On Thursday, American Civil Liberties Union attorneys and a lawyer representing Hazleton argued their cases for more than two hours before a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

The laws that were struck down include the “Tenant Registration...
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