By the Staff of New York Immigration Attorneys
The Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein
Just over a month after an Arizona judge beautifully – and justifiably – cut the legs out from under SB 1070, a federal appeals court yesterday stopped Hazelton, Pa., from its equally creepy illegal immigration crackdown, saying Hazelton may not punish employers hiring illegal immigrants or landlords renting to them.
Can we get a round of applause for this judgement?
The courted cited that the laws of immigration is “clearly within the exclusive domain of the federal government.”
Just as we’ve been saying for months: that individual states – or in this case, a rogue city – cannot impose rules for immigration that usurp federal authority.
Maybe, just maybe, this second slapdown from a higher authority will return the country to a level of sanity on this issue.
And maybe, just maybe, this will shift the tide the other way.