Abington repeals sex offender residency restrictions, supports E-Verify program

    Abington commissioners had a busy meeting last week when they voted to repeal the township’s sex offender residency restrictions and support “putting Americans back to work,” as one resident put it.

    The first decision came after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court voided an Allegheny County ordinance that prevented registered sex offenders from living almost anywhere in the county. The Abington Board of Commissioners repealed its similar ordinance, the Globe Times Chronicle reports, and will draft a new one.

    And though few residents supported the measure, the board moved to encourage the state Senate to support the federal E-Verify program that requires construction industry workers to verify all their employees’ Social Security numbers as a means to determine employment eligibility.

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