American Civil Liberties Union attorney Witold “Vic” Walczak toyed with a riff on Charles Dickens as he launched his summation last week in the two-week trial over the Hazleton, Pa., immigration ordinance.

“Frankly, I think we have heard two tales of a city,” Walczak said of the case that pits the ACLU and a handful of Hazleton residents challenging the law’s constitutionality against city officials who claim illegal aliens are responsible for the Luzerne County community’s financial woes and rise in crime.

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