Hazleton Reacts to Illegal Immigration Debate
Hazleton has made national headlines once again. Some folks in the area think illegal immigrants need to get the right paper work to start working. Others said that illegal immigrants don’t have the right to work at all. Whether people agree with the government’s ” Path to Immigration” or not there’s no hiding, the Hispanic population has grown 30% since 2000. Efron Hernandez owns a business on East Diamond Avenue in Hazleton. He’s also a legal immigrant from the Domincan Republic. He said it’s hard for illegal immigrants to get jobs around the area. Dominican House’s Victor Perez agreed with Efron. Victor said illegal immigrants who are committing crimes have no right to be here. Still, folks said there is no denying it legal or not, immigrants have been making waves in this area.