For the fifth time Hazleton is rewriting the Illegal Immigration Relief Act. Which is fitting because this whole show has degenerated into a bad B-movie or a soap opera. When you find a hole in the script you try to patch it. The question in this trial was summed up nicely by ACLU attorney Witold J. Walczak;
The only issues in this case are whether Hazleton's ordinance violates federal and commonwealth law" by addressing immigration policy, a power normally reserved to the federal government, similar to foreign policy and trade, Walczak said.
If Hazleton loses this case the city's taxpayer will be liable for some hefty legal bills then we will see if people still consider Lou Barletta a small town defender or a publicity seeking irresponsible fool. What started as stunt to help Rick Santorum's reelection chances has taken on a life of it's own. After being on 60 Minutes it must be hard to admit that this is not a wise course of action.
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