Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Cooler heads

Our local County commissioner Greg Skepnak went out and listened to people:

Government officials say Sunday’s session in Hazleton “the best,” of great value.

Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty thinks it's bullshit:

Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty will not follow Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta’s lead in signing a controversial ordinance that makes it harder for illegal immigrants to work and live in the Luzerne County city.

"I am totally against everything that Lou Barletta is doing," Mr. Doherty said Monday.... "We, in Scranton, will never do what he’s done because my philosophy is one of welcoming people and we need to help people."

Barletta is fast becoming both a hero and a joke.

Update: Viewers of the Pennsylvania Cable Network will have an opportunity to share their thoughts on illegal immigration tonight at 7 when Hazleton Mayor Lou Barletta appears on the network’s Call-In Program.

Viewers can dial toll-free at 1-877-PA6-5001 to participate in the hour-long program. Callers may comment on or ask questions about the City of Hazleton’s recently passed illegal immigration ordinance, which Barletta proposed. The new law, which will take effect in about two months, will fine businesses that “aid and abet” illegal immigrants, forbid landlords from renting to illegal immigrants and make English the city’s official language.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so you are saying, you think it is right that Dougherty just ignores Federal law and refuses to allow the police to notify ICE of the arrest of illegal aliens?

I don't. Since the influx of illegal aliens into Scranton, the crime rate soared!

By your thread, you don't think Dourgerty or Scranton PD should enforce federal laws. right?

based on that logic, Scranton PD should not arrest bank robbers, drug dealers, or kidnappers.

They are here illegally. They broke the law.