Hazelton PA has passed a local ordinance that tries to prevent illegal immigration flourishing in their city. Needless to say, this has got the supporters of illegal immigration in an uproar, and now they're being sued by some far-left, illegal immigration supporters such as the ACLU and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. Others involved are "eight attorneys from Pennsylvania, including two from Wilkes-Barre, the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the Harrisburg-based Community Justice Project".
Witold Walczak, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, has some interesting thoughts on the measure:
"[The ACLU has] grave concerns about the legality of this ordinance... Besides that, it's mean-spirited... We should be embracing immigrants and helping them assimilate. We are a nation of immigrants."
What grade are Witold and the reporter in? Given a choice between two causes it deems worthy, should the ACLU let whether something is supposedly "mean-spirited" be the deciding factor? And, of course, when Witold graduates from elementary school perhaps he'll realize that we can both "embrace immigrants" and oppose illegal immigration.
Immigration · Fri, 07/14/2006 - 19:38 · Importance: 1