March 3, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied review of two cases involving local ordinances that sought to deny housing to undocumented immigrants. The court's denial will will let stand lower court rulings that the ordinances are unconstitutional and prohibited from taking effect in their proposed ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reaffirmed that two anti-illegal immigration laws enacted in 2006 by Hazleton, Pennsylvania, are preempted by federal immigration law. On Friday the court permanently enjoined Hazleton's enforcement of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance ( ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Wednesday again heard arguments on two anti-illegal immigrant laws enacted in 2006 by the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act Ordinance and Rental Registration Ordinance would deny permits to businesses that ...[read more]
August 4, 2011
by Chris Morris
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has vacated a previous ruling declaring Hazelton, Pennsylvania's immigration laws unconstitutional. Hazleton's Illegal Immigration Relief Act and Landlord Tenant Ordinance deny permits to businesses that employ illegal immigrants and fine landlords who ...[read more]
November 6, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 6, 2006, a judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled to extend a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of two Hazleton, Pennsylvania immigration laws. The temporary restraining order was initially set to expire on November 14. The city's ...[read more]
September 10, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Thursday that two ordinances passed by the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania making it more difficult for illegal immigrants to live or work in the town are unconstitutional. The court found that the Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRAO) and ...[read more]
July 26, 2007
by Michael Sung
US District Judge James Munley ruled Thursday that two anti-illegal immigration laws passed by the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania are unconstitutional, issuing a permanent injunction prohibiting the enforcement of the Illegal Immigration Relief Act and the Landlord Tenant Ordinance, which were ...[read more]
July 26, 2007
by Michael Sung
Pedro Lozano, et al. v. City of Hazleton, US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, July 26, 2007. Read the full memorandum and order. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
March 23, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
The federal trial of a lawsuit launched by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the constitutionality of two laws passed by the city of Hazleton, Pennsylvania that make it more difficult for illegal immigrants to live or work in the town ended Thursday. US District Judge James ...[read more]
March 22, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Jackson Chin: This federal lawsuit raises novel issues of law, e.g., whether municipal ordinances that seek to regulate and punish business and property owners who provide shelter to illegal aliens are federally preempted and violate the U.S. Constitution, and a host of federal statutes and s... ...[read more]

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