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Add immigration hardliner to mix for new Labor Secretary

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Another name has surfaced as a possibility to become Secretary of Labor when Donald Trump takes office in January. Rep. Lou Barletta (R.–Pa.) made national headlines as mayor of Hazleton, Pa., after pushing through a series of measures to drive undocumented immigrants out of the city.

One, which would have revoked business licenses for employers of undocumented immigrants, was ruled unconstitutional in 2010 by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Barletta was elected to Congress in 2011.

He joins other rumored candidates for the top Labor Department spot, including EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic and fast-food magnate Andrew Puzder. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said late last month he was no longer interested in the job.

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