April 23, 2014

Fremont’s Immigration Ordinance ruled valid

In July of 2010, Fremont voters went to the polls and approved an immigration ordinance that bans renting housing to those in the country illegally. Back in February of 2012, a federal judge struck down that portion of the ordinance claiming it was discriminatory. Today a Federal Appeals Panel ruled it valid. As to when and if Fremont will enforce the law is not known.

The ordinance also requires all residents purchase an occupancy license prior to renting and it requires all employers to electronically check using E-Verify to make sure the potential employee is in the country legally.