Mayor: Appeals Court Vacates Ruling in Immigration Case

Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi of Hazleton, Pa. said the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a mandate that found unconstitutional his city’s immigration ordinances.

According to a Standard Speaker article, the latest development followed on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court order in June.  The Supreme Court directed the Third Circuit to reconsider its ruling that Hazleton may not enforce its crackdown on illegal immigrants (see Gavel Grab).

The appeals court had said Hazleton could not enforce regulations that would fine landlords if they rent to illegal immigrants and that would deny permits to businesses that employ illegal immigrants.

The Supreme Court order in June followed its decision upholding an Arizona employer-sanctions law.

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