Wednesday, November 22, 2006

CBS 60 Minutes - video:Welcome To Hazleton - One Mayor's Controversial Plan To Deal With Illegal Immigration One of the biggest issues facing the new Congress is what to do about immigration policy and what to do about the estimated 10 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S. Not that long ago it was a problem in a half dozen border states, today it impacts virtually the entire country. Frustrated with the lack of action in Washington, local communities are taking matters into their own hands, by passing laws and ordinances specifically designed to drive illegal immigrants out of their towns. And they are doing by denying them places to live and work. It has raised all sorts of issues and touched off a legal fight that is likely to end up before the U.S. Supreme court. And it’s being fought of all places, in a city called Hazleton, an all-American town nestled deep in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.