Nebraska city to reconsider 2010 immigration law

Feb 10, 2014

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Almost four years after a small Nebraska city tried to crack down on illegal immigration, the town is having second thoughts about requiring all renters to swear that they have legal permission to be in the United States.

Voters in Fremont northwest of Omaha will have a chance Tuesday to repeal the housing restrictions, which critics say are less effective and more costly than anyone expected and damaging to the city's image.

The conservative agricultural community of about 26,000 people was one of a handful of U.S. cities that acted alone to curb illegal immigration. Most of those efforts have become mired in court battles.

The key to Tuesday's outcome will be turnout and how many people have changed their minds since 2010.

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