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Hazelton, Pa., and Governor at odds over Immigration Ordinance

Posted by thebosun on July 24, 2006

The illegal immigration plight in the City of Hazelton has picked up over the weekend.  It was reported that Governor Gov. Ed Rendell publicly expressed his disappointment over a new city ordinance that cracks down on illegal immigrants. 

If you recall, The Bosun Locker ran web post regarding the Hazelton Immigration ordinance, Rights Group to Sue Hazelton, PA for Immigration Law.  Here is the background of that web post:  Hazelton passed a measure that will deny a business permit to anyone hiring illegal immigrants.

That illegal immigration leads to higher crime rates, contributes to overcrowded classrooms and failing schools, subjects our hospitals to fiscal hardship and legal residents to substandard quality of care, contributes to other burdens on public services, increasing their cost and diminishing their availability to lawful residents, and destroys our neighborhoods and diminishes our overall quality of life. 

The ordinance imposes a $1,000 fine on any landlord who rents to illegal immigrants. and establishes English as the city’s official language.  Source: ORDINANCE 2006-10, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION RELIEF ACT ORDINANCE

The Standard Speaker reported on Saturday that Rendell indicated:

the ordinance was drafted by “mean-spirited” politicians who “feed off hate and divisiveness.” Additionally, two members of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, publicly called Hazelton a “Nazi city” and said that Latinos would never assimilate into American culture.   Source: The Standard Speaker – Rendell: City law ‘feeds off’ hatred

Governor, who is mean spirited?  If what is being reported in the Standard Speaker is true, it appears to this blogger that Governor Rendell is pandering to the immigrant vote and is running down the path of appeasement and amnesty.  When are the politicians, liberals, and lefti going to understand that one does not reward illegal acts and criminal behavior?  According to Mayor Barletta,

(illegal immigration) contributes to overcrowded classrooms and failing schools, subjects our hospitals to fiscal hardship and legal residents to substandard quality of care, and destroys our neighborhoods and diminishes our overall quality of life. Source: Mayor Barletta’s open letter posted on the city website

It seems logical to this blogger that often times illegal immigration leads to higher crime rates and places a burden on social services programs.  The city of Hazelton has 31,000 residents and does not have huge tax base with unlimited resources. 

This blogger suggest that before you pass judgement, research this issue fully.  Get both sides of the issue.  If you find yourself in support of the City of Hazelton as this blogger does, please send Mayor Barletta a note.  If you disagree, let them know.  Whether you support or disagree with the ordinance, please click this link to email the City of Hazelton.

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One Response to “Hazelton, Pa., and Governor at odds over Immigration Ordinance”

  1. Solake said

    I live near Farmers Branch, TX. We share your spirit and we are the leading edge of reality for this country. We are the start of a wave to save our country which is now in danger of being ruled from within by a foreign power. The illegal align vote, which our law makers refuse to stop, does/will soon control most of our Southwestern Cities and States. This new illegal align majority will spread to the rest of the nation over the next few years. We are dangerously close to not being able to stop it. I thank you for your help in trying to keep our country ours. Hang tough against the uninformed; your efforts will help to educate them in spite of our failed mainstream media (which censor the use of the correct term of “illegal aliens”). Is censorship what we must expect from our media giants today?

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