If the federal government is not going to do their job in securing the borders of this nation, then it is a defacto local operation. It is not appropriate, but it is the case just because the feds have abrogated their responsibility. Immigration control and national defense are indeed federal responsibility. At least one town has taken it upon themselves to deal with the issues of illegal immigration and the detriment to society. I applaud the efforts of Hazleton and fully support doing the same here in Selma.
Here is the article.
Town sued over strict immigration law
By Jon Hurdle
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Civil rights campaigners sued the Pennsylvania town of Hazleton on Tuesday, seeking to block one of America's toughest local laws against illegal immigrants.
The suit says Hazelton's City Council violated the U.S. constitution when it passed a law denying business permits to companies that hire illegal aliens and fining landlords who rent homes to them.
The measure, which also establishes English as the town's official language, has made Hazleton a focus of the national debate on immigration. The plaintiffs say their suit is the first in the country to challenge a local immigration ordinance.
(More at the actual article. Click on the link to read entire story.)