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US town bars foreign flags in swipe at immigrants

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A Nevada town passed a law this week making it illegal to fly a foreign nation's flag by itself, the latest swipe by a U.S. community at illegal immigrants.
The town council of Pahrump, which lies in the Mojave Desert west of Las Vegas, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to make flying any foreign flag above the U.S. flag or alone an offense punishable by a $50 fine and 30 hours' community service.
The meeting also pushed through measures to deny services to illegal immigrants and make English the official language in Pahrump, a commuter town of 40,000 residents some 60 miles (97 km) west of Las Vegas.
Supporters said they passed the measure to hit back at Hispanic demonstrators who carried Mexican flags when they marched in U.S. cities earlier this year to press for rights for 10 million to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the shadows.




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"All of the illegal alien protesters are waving Mexican flags, and we just got tired of it," town board clerk Paul Willis told Reuters in a telephone interview.
"This is the United States, and the Stars and Stripes should fly supreme," he added.
Hispanic groups slammed the flag ordinance as a blow to first-amendment rights to free speech but thought it unlikely that the community would enforce it.
"It is clearly unconstitutional, but given that Pahrump that is such a small town, I don't think they are going to be hiring any flag police any time soon." said John Trasvina, the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
In passing the bylaw, the town joined several other communities from California to Pennsylvania that have passed laws curbing illegal immigrants in recent months.
Among them are Escondido, in southern California, and Hazleton in Pennsylvania, where councilors barred landlords from renting to undocumented aliens and denied them access to services.
In Texas, where a third of the citizens are Hispanic, the Dallas suburb of Farmers Branch this week enacted laws fining landlords who rent to illegal immigrants and making English the official language.
Texas lawmakers preparing for the next legislative session in January filed bills this week to block state assistance to illegal immigrants and their children and to tax money transfers to Mexico, according to the bills.

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I wonder about the confederate flag if it qualifies
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spanish is the official language around if, i believe. even though i don't have to deal with it since i've moved to scottsdale. but damn. when i lived in west phoenix, it doesn't seem like it's part of america. might aswell give this state back to mexico. it's pretty bad when you can't buy food or gasoline because you don't speak spanish.
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Useless antics. If you really want to compete with the hispanics then outproduce them, which will never happen as anglos are too busy getting ahead and fearing their now minority status in many areas.
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well it's not about that. it's more about mexicans refusing to be americans in america. and the problem with that is that no one can look at someone as another human if they reinforce thier race as being superior. now your forced to only view them as being apart of an ethnicity which will do nothing but reinforce racism and make it grow stronger on both sides.
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Pahrump - a 3/2 vote.
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well it's not about that. it's more about mexicans refusing to be americans in america. and the problem with that is that no one can look at someone as another human if they reinforce thier race as being superior. now your forced to only view them as being apart of an ethnicity which will do nothing but reinforce racism and make it grow stronger on both sides.
And why do they feel superior? Numbers for one.
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With greater numbers, they might even succeed in changing the name of the place from Pahrump ('Dads arse').
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United States Code Title 4, Chapter 1, section 7 , paragraph 3 already forbids the flying of an international flag in place of or in a more prominent position than the United States Flag.

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