Fremont Prepares for Immigration Ordinance

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fremont officials are still working out how to implement an ordinance requiring businesses to double-check the citizenship status of new employees.

City Attorney Paul Payne told the City Council Tuesday that he's
obligated to begin enforcing the requirement May 4th but he's still
trying to determine what resources are needed.

Payne says few cities have such an ordinance, so there aren't many examples to draw from.

The requirement is part of an illegal immigration ordinance
approved by voters in 2010 but put on hold until now so that
lawsuits challenging it could be heard.

A federal judge approved most of the ordinance in February but
rejected a requirement that potential renters swear they are legal
residents and pay $5 for a renting permit.

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