For my first post back, I felt the need to applaud a politician that is patriotic, fearless, and most importantly, honors the requests of his constituents. Mayor Lou Barletta of Hazleton, PA has had enough of illegal immigrants and he's 'putting the smackdown.' Barletta is cleaning house, arresting illegals on any charge and removing them from the city.
"Illegal immigrants are destroying the city," said Mayor Lou Barletta, a Republican. "I don't want them here, period."
Last week Barletta introduced, and the City Council tentatively approved, a measure that would revoke the business licenses of companies that employ illegal immigrants; impose $1,000 fines on landlords who rent to illegal immigrants; and make English the city's official language.
Bravo to you Mayor Barletta, I support your efforts and I only wish that I had a Mayor like you in Milwaukee. Good luck and hopefully you are the benchmark of the other cities in distress.