Hazleton Laws Temporarily Blocked
Source: Hazleton Standard Speaker (H/T Immigration Watchdog)
Federal Judge James Munley issued a temporary restraining order blocking Hazleton from enforcing both the Illegal Immigration Relief Act and the Landlords Tenant Registration Act Tuesday evening.Opponents of both ordinances asked for an injunction Tuesday, a day before the city prepared to begin registering renters. They got a restraining order, which is similar to an injunction, except that it’s temporary.To quote Immigration Watchdog: :(
In his 13-page opinion, Munley ruled that landlords, tenants and businesses who cater to Hispanics faced “irreparable harm” from the ordinances.“We find it in the public interest to protect residents’ access to homes, education, jobs and businesses,” Munley wrote.I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you've built your business on illegal customers, then you've built your business on the sand. If your business can't survive without illegal customers, then buh-bye.
“I’m not discouraged,” Mayor Lou Barletta said after the hearing. “They may have delayed the enforcement for now, but this too shall pass. We’ve only begun to fight.”Right on, Mr. Mayor! We're with you 100% and we, too, have only begun to fight.
Illegal Immigration * Hazleton * Lou Barletta * Fight