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HAZLETON, PA - Nov. 29: Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Pa., has attracted Latino-owned shops and restaurants in recent years. It was also the scene of a murder in May 2006 by an illegal immigrant. Mayor Louis J. Barletta says the crime was a significant factor in his pursuit of stricter laws regarding illegal immigration.  A federal court decision in July severely restricted the ability of Hazleton and other local governments to enact stricter curbs on illegal immigration. Federal District Judge James M. Munley held that the city of Hazleton, home to about 30,000 people, violated the Constitution by enacting its own immigration ordinance. Regarded by all sides as the toughest local crackdown in the country, it would have imposed heavy fines on landlords caught renting to illegal immigrants and businesses caught hiring them. (Congressional Quarterly Photo by Scott J. Ferrell)

HAZLETON, PA - Nov. 29: Wyoming Street in Hazleton, Pa., has attracted Latino-owned shops and restaurants in recent years. It was also the scene of a murder in May 2006 by an illegal immigrant. Mayor Louis J. Barletta says the crime was a significant factor in his pursuit of stricter laws regarding illegal immigration. A federal court decision in July severely restricted the ability of Hazleton and other local governments to enact stricter curbs on illegal immigration. Federal District Judge...
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