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Jeanfromfillmore
06-21-2010, 09:45 PM
Nebraska town latest in US to fight illegal immigrants
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:23am EDT
57 pct of voter approve
Measure bans hiring or renting to illegal immigrants
KANSAS CITY Mo, June 21 (Reuters) - Voters in a small Nebraska town on Monday added to an anti-immigration sentiment sweeping parts of the United States, voting to ban the hiring or renting of property to illegal immigrants.
An estimated 57 percent of voters in the eastern Nebraska community of Fremont voted in favor of the ban, according to unofficial results of the referendum in the town of about 25,000 people.
Supporters of the measure said it was needed to compensate for a lack of federal law enforcement of immigration violations, but opponents said the law could fuel discrimination and threatened litigation if it passed.
Potential renters would need to apply for a license, and through the application process Fremont officials could check to see if the prospective renters had legal status.
Also, the ordinance requires businesses to verify employees have legal status to work.
The move in Nebraska highlights the deep rift over immigration ahead of congressional elections this November.
It comes on the heels of passage of an Arizona law that requires state and local police to determine the status of people if there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are illegal immigrants, and to arrest those who are unable to provide documents proving they are in the country legally.
The Arizona measure, which also makes it a crime to transport someone who is an illegal immigrant and to hire day laborers off the street, is widely considered the toughest measure taken by any U.S. state to curb illegal immigration.
The Obama administration has said it will challenge the Arizona measure. (Reporting by Carey Gillam, editing by Vicki Allen)
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN227511120100622

Jeanfromfillmore
06-25-2010, 10:28 AM
Fremont, Neb., city council president resigns

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - The president of Fremont's city council, which has been embroiled in a 2-year debate over illegal immigration, has resigned.
Gary Bolton announced his resignation Thursday morning, three days after voters approved an ordinance to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.
Fellow Councilman Scott Getzschman says Bolton called him Thursday morning to make Getzschman aware of his plan to step down.
In a news release, Bolton cited "a number of community issues" in the past year that have taken a physical and emotional toll on him.
A message left Thursday for Bolton was not immediately returned.
http://www.nebraska.tv/Global/story.asp?S=12706006

Twoller
06-25-2010, 01:39 PM
Fremont, Neb., city council president resigns

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - The president of Fremont's city council, which has been embroiled in a 2-year debate over illegal immigration, has resigned.
Gary Bolton announced his resignation Thursday morning, three days after voters approved an ordinance to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.

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That's especially encouraging. Banning the renting of property to illegals is a powerful tool against them. Even better is banning the transporting of illegals. Recall that this part of the Arizona law was ommited, the last I recall. Why? Because nobody wanted to offend somebody who might have been driving one to church. :mad: