ACLU Waging Total Lawfare on Hapless PA Town Trying to Stem Illegal Wave
May 22, 2015, 06:43 PM
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What else is the ACLU up to these days, besides trying to curb free expression? Looks like they're busy waging lawfare on a Pennsylvania town trying to stem the tide of illegal aliens.

Hazleton in 2006 banned landlords from renting to illegal immigrants and employers from hiring them. The city's law was copied by other U.S. cities, including Escondido, California, Valley Park, Missouri, and Riverside, New Jersey.

But Hazleton's ordinances, which were never implemented, were struck down repeatedly in court.

Now, the city is waiting on a ruling from a judge who could force the city to pay $2.8 million in legal fees to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others for its experiment. That bill would eat up almost a third of the city's $9.2 million annual budget. [Pennsylvania City Faces Fiscal Pain for Immigration LawReuters, May 22, 2015]

If the town of Hazleton loses its latest suit, it could be forced to double property taxes for American citizens already footing the bill to educate alien spawn. 

Once home to Europeans who came to mine coal, Hazleton's Hispanic population soared to 37 percent of an estimated population of 25,340 in 2010 from 5 percent in 2000, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

The law proposed by then-Mayor Louis Barletta sought to impose fines of $1,000 per day on landlords who rented to illegal immigrants and businesses that hired or served them. Barleta said an influx of illegal Hispanic immigrants caused higher crime, lower tax revenues and stressed public schools.

"I took an oath of office to protect the people in my city," Barletta, now a Republican congressman, said in an interview. "I don't regret it."

In other words, Barletta and Hazleton were asking for it. Note too how Reuters is openly cheering the replacement of European Americans by Third World invaders.