Opponents of an attempted crackdown on illegal immigrants in Pennsylvania say a new Supreme Court ruling bolsters their case.
But those who support the Illegal Immigration Relief Act in Hazleton, PA, also found encouragement in Monday's ruling. The justices' decision allows Arizona police to check the status of someone they suspect is not in the United States legally. But other parts of the law were struck down.
In 2006, Hazleton passed an ordinance seeking to fine landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and denying business permits to companies that employ them. Other U.S. cities followed suit.
Hazleton's law has never been enforced due to legal challenges. An appeals court in Philadelphia is scheduled to hear oral arguments in August.