Irrational bigotry, ignorance, and hatred are on full display in this country and the people responsible have the outright blessing of local governments and dispassionate apathy from the federal government. As you read this, please recognize this is not who we are as a nation.
“Cities and townships are using zoning restrictions to create “immigrant-owned-business-free zones” around the country. This includes over 20 such zones in Kansas alone.
According to The Race, an immigrant journalism outlet, such use of zoning codes allows cities to “effectively ban immigrant-owned businesses” in lieu of Congressional refusal to pass more immigration laws.
Springfield, Nebraska, is one of the latest townships to adopt this approach. They have no immigrant businesses in their township, and the town council hopes to use a zoning resolution to keep any immigrants from setting up shop in the future. Their resolution, according to The Race, “bans immigrant-owned businesses from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, health care facilities, and other sensitive locations. While the new zoning law does not explicitly forbid immigrant-owned businesses from opening in the suburb, it makes business owners subject to conditions that almost no location meets.”
South Park, North Dakota, served as an impetus for the Piscataway resolution. In Aloha Snackbar v. South Park, plaintiffs argued that the county’s zoning codes violated civil rights by stringently limiting immigrants’ ability to conduct free commerce based on national origin. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the plaintiff, only later to have that decision reversed by the Ninth Circuit “en band” in 2017.
The Ninth Circuit’s reversal was appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States, but Bloomberg News reported that the Court passed on the case. The Court’s refusal to hear the appeal allowed the zoning codes to stand, convincing other cities and townships that such zoning practices are constitutional.”
I’m just messing with you. No one is doing that to immigrant-owned businesses, nor should they. Immigrants are good, hard-working people following burdensome laws to make a living, pay their taxes, live their lives, and have their rights protected.
Instead Piscataway, New Jersey and Alameda County, California are doing that to licensed firearms dealers. The bigotry is real. The ignorance is real. The hatred is real. And the Left owns it. They haven’t even bothered to put on their white hoods this time.
You can use the link provided below to read the real story by AWR Hawkins published by Breitbart.
What do I know? I’m Justa Gaibroh.