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Judge Overrules Right of Municipalities to Protect Against Illegal Immigration

Executive Summary:

Judge Munley has ruled (AP: “Judge strikes down Hazleton’s illegal immigrant law,”) that local ordinances to protect munincipalities of bearing the cost of illegal immigration, like the one in Hazelton, PA, re “preempted by federal law.” This is flatly contrary to prior decisions of the Supreme Court. The driving force behind the appeal of this case, and a similar decision by another federal judge against ordinances of Farmers Branch, Texas, will be future harms to the American citizens who live in those towns. There will be more rapes, robberies, assaults and murders of citizens by illegal aliens. There will be more injuries, damage and deaths from illegal aliens who are driving without licenses, without insurance, and often, while drunk. The citizens of those, and other towns, which are being overrun by illegal aliens, will rightfully blame this death and destruction on the federal judges who have, so far, stripped the local governments of the power to protect their own citizens — which is the first duty of all local officials, everywhere.


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Based on the details found in the AP account, I believe this decision can and should be reversed on appeal. Judge Munley has ruled that local ordinances like this are “preempted by federal law.” This seems a false conclusion, since the Hazleton ordinances merely accepted and used the existing federal definitions of who is (or is not) an illegal alien.

The judge sought to salvage himself from reversal by adding dicta, saying that even if the City’s ordinances were not preempted, they violated “the constitutional rights” that the plaintiffs’ have, “whether they were legal residents or not.” This is flatly contrary to prior decisions of the Supreme Court.

The driving force behind the appeal of this case, and a similar decision by another federal judge against ordinances of Farmers Branch, Texas, will be future harms to the American citizens who live in those towns. There will be more rapes, robberies, assaults and murders of citizens by illegal aliens. There will be more injuries, damage and deaths from illegal aliens who are driving without licenses, without insurance, and often, while drunk. The citizens of those, and other towns, which are being overrun by illegal aliens, will rightfully blame this death and destruction on the federal judges who have, so far, stripped the local governments of the power to protect their own citizens — which is the first duty of all local officials, everywhere.

In the meantime, the same dynamic will play out in New Haven, Conn., which started this week issuing special City IDs to illegal aliens, there. These and all other “sanctuary cities” will attract even more illegal aliens. The deaths, injuries and damage inflicted by illegal aliens in those cities should and will be blamed on their local officials.

The death rate of Americans from all illegal activities of illegal aliens has consistently been higher than the death rate of Americans in Iraq and all other places around the globe where American servicemen and women “go in harm’s way.” Local media, who report on local matters, are beginning to catch up with this deadly reality.