Monday, March 10, 2014

Supreme Court rejects efforts to revive anti-immigration laws in Texas and Pennsylvania

This was good news for our country, maybe it will stop some states from passing these laws.  - - Donna Poisl

By Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected attempts by towns in Texas and Pennsylvania to revive local laws that cracked down on illegal immigration.

The court decided against hearing appeals filed by the towns of Farmers Branch, Texas, and Hazleton, Pennsylvania, which were seeking to overturn appeals court rulings that said the ordinances were trumped by federal immigration law. In doing so, the court left intact the appeals court rulings and avoided wading into the divisive issue of immigration at a time in which reform efforts have stalled in the U.S. Congress.
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