Monday, June 19, 2006

 

PA. city steps up to the plate when the feds don't.

Saw this article here and wanted to share it with everyone. The sleepy little town of Hazeltown (I've been there a lot for work, it's small town America) has stepped up to the plate on illegal immigrants.
Last week the mayor of this former coal town introduced, and the City Council tentatively approved, a measure that would revoke the business licenses of companies that employ illegal immigrants; impose $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants; and make English the official language of the city.
Here's what was the straw that broke the camels back.
Barletta said he had no choice but to act after two illegal immigrants from the Dominican Republic were charged last month with shooting and killing a 29-year-old man. Other recent incidents involving illegal immigrants have rattled this city 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia, including the arrest of a 14-year-old boy for firing a gun at a playground.

How come the Senate/House can't pass a bill like this? Small town America sees the issue and is taking steps to combat it, why can't our statewide and national elected officials see it? I will say that it's nice to see my home state start stepping up on the issue, 1st with Joey Vento at Geno's and now this. Philadelphia Freedom baby!
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