A federal judge's ruling that a Pennsylvania city may not enforce its tough anti-illegal immigration law could decide the fate of copycat measures adopted in other communities around the U.S.I really don't know what to say! Well, lets see. The Federal Government fails to enforce the laws, so the state and local government steps up to the plate. Then some dumbass Judge shoots them down?
U.S. District Judge James Munley found fault with just about every aspect of Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act, which he struck down Thursday in a 206-page opinion that declared states and municipalities have no business trying to stem illegal immigration.
Munley's decision applies only to Hazleton, but legal experts say it could lead to similar rulings elsewhere. The judge wrote: “We cannot say clearly enough that persons who enter this country without legal authorization are not stripped immediately of all their rights because of this single illegal act.”
The decision is a road map for judges "inclined to find in favor of immigrant advocates," said Peter Spiro, who teaches immigration law at Temple University.
"This is a big victory for immigrants rights advocates ... in the first major case addressing one of these ordinances," he said. "They could hardly have asked for more."
Good gawd almighty! With every day that passes, I lose more and more faith in our Federal Government and its Judicial system
There needs to be an uproar of voices to get this judge out of office!
As for the Mayor - I would vote for him any day of the week!