FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont on Monday approved a ban on hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, the latest proposal in a series of immigration regulations taken up by communities around the country.
About 57 percent of voters in Fremont supported the proposal, according to unofficial results that still must be certified by the election commissioner. The measure is likely to face a long and costly court battle, with the American Civil Liberties Union saying it will try to block it before it even goes into effect.
click pic to vote, new window, there's 56000 votes and the results astonishing
The town of about 25,000 people has watched as its Hispanic population surged in the past two decades, largely due to the jobs available at the nearby Fremont Beef and Hormel meatpacking plants. The city also has an enviably low unemployment rate that matches the Nebraska rate of 4.9 percent.
Nonetheless, residents worry that jobs are going to illegal immigrants who they fear could drain community resources. Proponents of the ballot measure collected enough signatures and fought in the Nebraska Supreme Court to put the question to a public vote.
Supporters say the measure is needed to make up for what they see as lax federal law enforcement. Opponents say it could fuel discrimination.
Trevor McClurg said the measure is fair because it's aimed at people who aren't legally in the U.S.
"I don't think it's right to be able to rent to them or hire them," McClurg said. "They shouldn't be here in the first place."
Clint Walraven, 51, who has lived in Fremont all his life, said the jobs should go to legal residents who are unemployed - something he believes the ordinance would help fix. Discussions on the issue can get heated, he said, particularly if racism is mentioned.My Way News - Neb. town votes to restrict illegal immigration
Obviously, like the half assed fence, all this does is force them to move to the next city over like Chicago and elsewhere, which are governed at the moment by liberals who have chosen to allow the exploitation of the 'inexpensive' and usually 'ignorant to the ramifications' labor as much as they can across the land in hopes of being 'rewarded' with 12 million new libocrats in return for amnesty at again our expense.
And yet they all misguidedly called we people against the continuous, unabated 'border jumping, service hijacking, line cutting criminals' racists and intolerant.
That's the real reason why these laws will now pass, as we hard working patriotic Americans are sick and tired of being called derogatory names by 12 to 20 million criminals and the thousands of crooks mistakenly elected to represent the majority of us mostly by rampant voter apathy which is seemingly coming to an end now that we can all see the tragic results of civic laziness and complacency.
Hopefully those 'sanctuary' cities and state governments 'change hands' in November as it's beginning to look they will, and the aliens will all simply be forced to leave the country by attrition. And may will then be welcomed back into the country the 'right way' if they're eligible, which many if not most will not be, otherwise they would have done it the 'right way' in the first place.
Take away the carrots, the rabbits leave. It's really that simple.