N. Jersey town sued over immigration law

Via The Washington Post
10/18/2006

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Civil rights campaigners and
business groups sued the New Jersey township of Riverside on
Wednesday over a law that seeks to crack down on illegal
immigration.

The law called the Illegal Immigration Relief Act, passed
by Riverside’s city council in July, is designed to stop
businesses hiring or renting to illegal immigrants, who are
accused of overburdening local services without paying taxes.

Riverside’s law oversteps the city’s authority, violates
civil rights under state law and fails to clearly define who is
an illegal immigrant, according to the lawsuit.

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