The ordinance would impose fines of up to $1,000 a day on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and deny business permits for up to five years to companies that employ them.The Act is currently in court, having been challenged by the ACLU. (I thought the American Civil Liberties Union would fight for the civil liberties of Americans. But I guess I'm just naive.) Barletta is seeking reelection to a third term as mayor this fall. Here's where I get to the good news that I had to read twice - from the first paragraph of the story:
The Hazleton, Pa., mayor who launched a war on the impact of illegal aliens in his city was warned that his future political career would be "haunted" by the decision, but now Louis J. Barletta has won not only the GOP nomination for mayor, which he was seeking, but the Democratic nomination by virtue of 1,200 write-in votes.Yep, not only did Barletta get nominated by the Republican party with an unofficial 1,363 votes, but he got just a shade under that from Democrats, at more than 1,200. Nice to see that common sense is alive in Hazelton, PA.