Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union are arguing that the city of Fremont overstepped its authority with an immigration ordinance that requires potential renters to prove their citizenship status.
Lawyers submitted their opening brief Wednesday to the Eighth U.S.
Circuit Court of Appeals. The lawyers are trying to overturn part
of an ordinance that was upheld by a federal judge.
U.S. District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp rejected part of the
law that would have banned the harboring of illegal immigrants and
allowed city officials to revoke the rental licenses of illegal
immigrants. But she let stand another part requires potential
renters to establish their citizenship or legal status and pay $5
for the renter's license.