Hazleton mayor invites presidential candidates

March 15, 2008 12:09:27 PM PDT
Mayor Lou Barletta is inviting the top three presidential contenders to visit Hazleton to discuss illegal immigration. Barletta has written a letter to the candidates that says, "On behalf of the citizens and elected leaders of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, I respectfully invite you to come to our great city to discuss the issue of illegal immigration in the United States."

Barletta's letter says the city has been on the front line of the illegal immigration issue and has passed some of the toughest illegal immigration laws in the country.

There is no word on whether the candidates have accepted or declined Barletta's invitation.

--- Information from: The Scranton Times, http://www.scrantontimes.com/