Friday, June 18th, 2010
Close to 150 people rallied against a proposed illegal immigration ordinance in Fremont Tuesday night.
The vote, scheduled for a special election Monday, has already drawn a heavy, early voting turnout, according to Dodge County election officials.
Valeria Marquez, 17, says the ordinance is racist.
“We don’t want division, especially towards Mexican and Hispanics where there has been a lot more racism,” she told FOX 42.
Others voiced concern the ordinance will end up costing the city countless dollars in court fees.
“More and more people are realizing this law is unconstitutional. We’d spend years in court trying to request the permission to enforce this law,” says Kristin Anderson Ostrom, one of the organizers of the group “One Fremont One Future.”
Language in the ordinance would require renters in Fremont to obtain an occupancy license from the city. During that process, an applicant’s immigration status would be checked. It would also require employers in Fremont to doubleâ€“check their employees through the federal, Eâ€“Verify database.
This article was posted: Friday, June 18, 2010 at 3:53 am