Local Efforts to Control Illegal Immigration Obstructed by Court Decision

Added by on September 14, 2010

The President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) , Dan Stein, stated that the court’s decision made today in the Lozano v. The Hazelton case holds back the injunction ordinance issued by the District Court, that was lawfully enacted by the City of Hazelton in response to illegal immigrants that are draining the city dry of resources.

The District Court had previously issued an injunction of an ordinance that was meant to ensure that both employers and landlords would provide jobs and housing only to legal immigrants or US citizens by invoking the City’s rental and business licensing laws. ‘The court decision is a classic case study in why U.S. immigration is out of control. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held that material portions of the Hazelton ordinance were pre-empted by federal law (…).When the federal government is unwilling to enforce immigration laws, cities need to be able to act by taking reasonable steps to protect their citizens from the social, financial, and criminal costs of illegal immigration’, Mr. Stein said.

FAIR seeks to stop illegal immigrants that are currently beneficiating from the rights that legal immigrants and US citizens have. Mr. Stein thinks that in the case of Lozano v. Hazelton the court is dangerously ignoring the growing public angst over uncontrolled and costly illegal immigration.