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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:16 PM

Scribner voters approve ordinance barring illegal immigrants from housing, jobs



In this July photo, protesters gather outside a meeting of the Scribner City Council to oppose an ordinance that would bar illegal immigrants from getting housing or jobs in town. Ultimately, the council decided to put the issue to the voters, who approved it Tuesday.

PAUL HAMMEL/THE WORLD-HERALD

By Paul Hammel / World-Herald staff writer 21 hrs ago

Voters in the eastern Nebraska farm town of Scribner overwhelmingly approved an ordinance that requires immigrants and others to obtain a city permit, and attest to their citizenship status, before renting housing in the community.

The ordinance, patterned after one in effect in Fremont, won by more than a 2-to-1 ratio in voting Tuesday.

It also requires local businesses to use a federal database to check the immigration status of job applicants.

Scribner officials are now waiting, and wondering whether the ordinance will be challenged in court, as happened in Fremont, where the community had to raise taxes to finance legal fees and other costs that have exceeded $600,000.

FULL story: https://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/scribner-voters-approve-ordinance-barring-illegal-immigrants-from-housing-jobs/article_59f8a313-86d2-515d-b0d8-22687fd91f13.html

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:17 PM

1. not sure this is constitutional

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:27 PM

3. It's not

This was started by Kobach who got a lot of cities to pass the legislation (like Escondido CA) and when it was challenged offered expensive fees to defend.

They lost every case.

Turns out it was a scam from the beginning.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:32 PM

6. Yep. A Kobach scam.

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:27 PM

4. Doesnt existing law already prohibit employing someone without a green card?

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:30 PM

5. These ordinances are not constitutional

A town in Texas adopted an ordinance drafted by Kobach. That town got sued and lost https://www.dallasnews.com/news/farmers-branch/2014/03/03/supreme-court-refuses-farmers-branch-immigration-ordinance

The U.S. Supreme Court brought closure Monday to the seven-year legal battle in Farmers Branch over a local ordinance that sought to ban landlords from renting property to people who are in the U.S. unlawfully.

The high court declined to review a lower-court ruling that declared the ordinance unconstitutional.

The measure was never enforced, but it fractured the suburb of about 29,000 residents and saddled its budget with more than $6.1 million in legal expenses. Bills of more than $2 million are pending. Payment was stalled by three different appeals.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2018, 02:27 PM

2. Kobach has pushed these ordinances and they are all struck down

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