Catch The Fevah!
Allentown Councilman Louis J. Hershman, saying he wants to protect jobs of legal U.S. residents, is preparing a Hazleton-style ordinance that would penalize city businesses that hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them.Yep, it's becoming clearer and clearer to me that Americans really like illegal immigration, yep.
Hershman’s version, still in draft form, omits many of the Hazleton Illegal Immigration Relief Act’s references connecting illegal immigrants and crime, but contains essentially the same prohibitions and penalties.
If the ordinance is enacted, Allentown would become the largest city in the state to consider such a law. Several other Pennsylvania cities, boroughs and townships, including Hazleton in Luzerne County, Mount Pocono in Monroe County and Frackville in Schuylkill County, have approved or are considering similar legislation.
On a serious note, this is an amazing example of how things are supposed to work in this country. When the federal government refuses to enforce the law, you do it locally.
H/T beyond borders blog (he went for the cheap Allentown/Billy Joel allusion)
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