Businesses Busted by Immigration Debate
According to USA Today reports, cities across the country are implementing a penalty towards employers who hire illegal immigrants. One man in Hazleton, Pa. will soon be in federal court to fight the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the issue. His argument, some say, is that businesses should be able to profit from illegal aliens.
Chamber of Commerce officials comment that they are ready to take on the fight, saying a win in Hazleton would be a win for cities across the country.
According to the article, this case is the perfect example of the growing tension between business and lawmakers. Voters are pushing that action be taken regarding illegal immigration in this country, and state and local officials responded by passing a number of laws governing hiring, public services, housing, language and the use of financial services.
v Since the push, more than 80 cities across the country have considered similar ordinances with nearly 600 immigration-related bills introduced in state legislatures last year. At least 84 laws were enacted, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
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