"This was a case where a federal judge protected the rights of anonymous illegal aliens," he told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "This fight's far from over."
The Republican mayor had pushed for the strict laws last summer after two illegal immigrants were charged in a fatal shooting. Barletta argued that illegal immigrants brought drugs, crime and gangs to the city of more than 30,000, overwhelming police and schools.[AP NewsBreak: Pa. immigrant law voided - Yahoo! News]
Bryanna Bevens wrote about the lawsuit being filed here—that was less than a year ago, which is fast as lawsuits go. Of course, Barletta is going to appeal.