ACLU Sues Pennsylvania City Over Immigrant Policies
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Immigration is also a hot-button election issue. An update now to a story we reported yesterday morning. We told you about Hazelton, Pennsylvania, a town that has one of the toughest laws dealing with illegal immigration.
Yesterday afternoon, Hispanic activists and the ACLU sued the city over the constitutionality of that ordinance which includes denying business permits to companies that hire illegal immigrants and fining landlords who rent homes to illegal immigrants. The lawsuit contends that only the federal government may regulate immigration.
About a third of Hazelton's residents are Hispanic.
(Soundbite of music)
MONTAGNE: This is NPR News.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.