Supreme Court Allows Nebraska City’s Illegal Aliens Housing Ban to Stand

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    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review a lawsuit challenging a Nebraska city’s ordinance that bans renting homes to illegal aliens — a decision which could open the door to similar laws in many other cities.

    Attorney Kris Kobach, who defended the Fremont, NE ordinance, said the Court’s decision gives a “bright green light” for other cities within the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that want to adopt such laws. The circuit includes Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

    “Today we achieved final victory on behalf of the citizens of Fremont, Nebraska,” said Kobach. “The ordinance…to stop employing and renting to illegal aliens was approved last year. Our victory in Court is complete. The ACLU has been defeated.”

    The challenge was brought by the ACLU and Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF).

    The Fremont ordinance requires renters to get a $5 permit and swear that they have legal permission to live in the United States. The high court on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that found the ordinance doesn’t discriminate against Latinos or interfere with federal immigration laws.

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