Saturday, September 09, 2006

Newton Takes Tough Stance On Illegal Immigrants

From the Township Journal:

Newton proposes tough illegal immigration laws

Following a trend that’s been seen in places like Hazleton and Allentown, Pennsylvania and Palm Beach, Florida, Newton town Councilman Philip J. Diglio proposed the adoption of a new ordinance for the town of Newton that would tighten the town’s immigration laws. The new ordinance contains 2 major parts. The first would make it illegal to hire or rent out to an illegal immigrant, punishing any business or landlord that “aids and abets (i) the hiring of illegal aliens, (ii) providing, renting or leasing real property to illegal aliens and (iii) funding, providing goods and services to, or aiding in the establishment or continuation of any day labor center...” without verifying legal work status. The punishment would be in the form of fines ranging from $1000-$10,000 for landlords. For business owners it would mean being barred from approval of any business permits, including renewals, and any city contracts or grants for 5 years or more.

The ordinance calls for non-US citizens who are legal to register for a permit to work or live in Newton. They would need proper identification, which the town would then use to do a background check to assure authenticity of provided documents. When all is found to be in order, then the non-citizen would be issued a document that they could use to apply for a job or for housing. All landlords and employers would be required by law to ask for this document before renting to or hiring someone.
Newton’s proposed ordinance to tighten immigration law has spawned criticism from a variety of groups and peoples. In a statement from Ed Barocas, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey, he wrote, “If the Newton Town Council adopts this wrong-headed proposal, it will be subject to constitutional scrutiny like the other towns that have passed or plan to pass similar immigrant-exclusion ordinances. We believe these measures will be struck down. We believe this proposed law is unconstitutional and will make every person who looks or sounds foreign a suspect, including those who are here legally. You might as well paint a target on someone who is perceived to be a foreigner and say, ‘Treat me differently.’”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many NJ town now look like
third world villages.

Palisades Park, (mexico),Fairview
(Mexico), W.NY, (cuba).

It goes on and on. And many just
continue to suck on the goverment
hand outs.

Newton is just trying to keep
the town from falling to third
world status.

9/09/2006 07:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we are almost back to 32K. Over the past couple of days, the numbers seem to be adding up real fast.

9/09/2006 07:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way to make America prosper is to import poverty!


9/09/2006 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what circles you travel in Anon 8:05, but the immigrants I know (legal or not) work longer and harder than anyone I grew up with. They work jobs native born Americans won't do, and are often underemplyed relative to their education and skills because they are not here for handouts. They are solid family people who send money home, or reinvest in local family businesses. They buy used cars and used clothes and shop at Aldi and Wal-Mart because that's all they can afford. They are frugal, honest, generous people. And yes, their skin is darker than mine, except for the Engish and Irish and Canadians. And they can rent a house next to me any day of the week.

9/09/2006 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Councilman Philip J. Diglio is on dope or seriously out of his mind by introducing these regulations on aliens. I want him to do all the cheap labor tasks like running a kitchen at the restaurants, pumping gas, doing the lawns, fixing homes, delivering food else he should just shut the F up!

9/09/2006 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the federal gov't will not protect our borders then states have to take initiative.

Good move Newton.

9/09/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These service businesses have been milking the tax payors for to long. Time to send them the bill!

Just 20 years most americans cut their own grass cooked their own food cleaned their own house and washed their own clothes. It's time get lazy americans off their rears and do some work.

9/09/2006 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know is the illegals have
done some number on this state,along with the welfare takers.

NJ is a welfare state that has been
sucked dry by the illegals,state
workers (pensions),give a way
programs to the so called poor,
and other entitlement programs.

The NJ taxpayer has to foot the
bill, thats why we now have

White Flight
Company Flight

Yu might find yourself living
next to a tent city paid for
by the NJ taxpayer.

9/10/2006 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

It's pretty sad a local Councilman has to enforce Federal law. He should just arrest them for criminal trespassing like other townships are doing.

One sheriff in Arizona has to actually fund his own transportation network to return foreign nationals back to their countries. The feds won't provide funds.

Cowards one and all, afraid to enforce our own borders and sovereignty for the sake of 'political correct' nonsense.

And while in high school I did several of these mythical "jobs Americans won't do" for several years.

9/10/2006 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

I recently learned that some NJ schools are teaching mandatory Spanish in kindergarten (colors, numbers, etc).

I used to think people who 'home schooled' their kids were nuts, now I'm not so sure.

9/10/2006 06:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand the anger and frustration that people in Newton may feel about illegal immigration, but this is not the way to go.
The idea of requiring legal immigrants to register is ridiculous and counterproductive.

9/11/2006 12:09:00 AM  

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