Local Government Regulation of Immigration: Lessons from Hazleton and Farmers Branch

Welch, Terrence S.
March 2015
State & Local Law News;Spring2015, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p16
The article discusses the role of state and local governments in addressing immigration law issues in the U.S. Topics discussed include the laws passed by the State of New York in 1824 and 1847, that gave the Mayor of New York City the power to register immigrants and collect taxes against their use of public support; the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA) enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1986; and the Illegal Immigration Relief Act (IIRA) enacted in Hazleton, Pennsylvania.


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