Fremont Debates Immigration Ruling

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The Fremont City Council will discuss the city's options after a federal
judge's ruling on a challenge to its illegal immigration law.

The court rejected part of the law that would have denied house permits to illegal immigrants, but upheld other aspects, including a requirement that employers verify the citizenship status of prospective employees.

The council will discuss the ruling in closed session Tuesday. City Attorney Paul Payne says there will be no decisions made on implementation until after that meeting.

The ordinance stirred a whirlwind of controversy when voters approved it in 2010. Fremont has seen its Hispanic population surge
in the past two decades, largely due to two meatpacking plants
outside the city. The ordinance doesn't have any effect beyond the
city limits.

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