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Part of Neb. city's illegal immigrant law rejected

Neb. city's ban on renting to illegal immigrants rejected; hiring verification remains intact By The Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) ' A judge has rejected part of a Nebraska city's ordinance that would have denied housing permits to illegal immigrants but upheld a requirement that employers verify the citizenship status of people they hire.

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp ruled Monday that part of Fremont's 2010 ordinance that would have denied housing permits to illegal immigrants is discriminatory.

But Fremont's attorney Kris Kobach, who is the Kansas secretary of state, says 75 percent of the ordinance was upheld. That includes requiring that Fremont employers use the federal E-Verify database to ensure employees are legal.

Kobach says the city can still require anyone seeking to rent property to apply for a $5 permit and check their citizenship status. Kobach says the ruling simply prevents the city from revoking permits.

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