Appeals Court Blocks Town’s Immigration Law

Associated  Press   September 9, 2010

ALLENTOWN, Pa.—A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that Hazleton, Pa., may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants, dealing another blow to 4-year-old regulations that inspired similar measures around the country.

Hazleton, a northeastern Pennsylvania city of more than 30,000, had sought to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits to companies that give them jobs. A companion measure required prospective tenants to register with City Hall and pay for a rental permit.

—-> This mentions and reminds me of the law turned down in Farmer’s Branch, TX  in the summer of 2006 when I interned in San Antonio (Legal Aid) and Dallas (Catholic Charities). It is one thing when state’s make immigration laws but it is another when towns and cities try at playing with federal law territory.

Houston Immigration Attorney, Ruby L. Powers

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Ruby Powers

The child of a Mexican immigrant, Powers gravitated toward an international life by later marrying a Turkish immigrant. Having lived and studied in Belgium, Mexico, Turkey, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates, Powers speaks Spanish, French, and a hint of Turkish. With a passion for service and justice coupled with cultural understanding and an interest for immigrants, Powers dedicates her law practice to immigration law.

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