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NE Town Proposes Law to Ban Harboring Illegal Immigrants

Fremont, NE, has made a move to become the first and only city to banish illegal immigrants — making the town the antithesis to famous sanctuary cities like San Francisco. The controversial law proposes a city ordinance that goes a step further than other city bans and will outlaw harboring and renting to illegal immigrants. The potential effect of the law is huge as the town, just west of Omaha, contains a Hormel Foods processing plant that relies on immigrant labor.

The longtime councilman who sponsored the proposal said that his constituents were "sick and tired" of the federal governments lax enforcement of immigration laws, and that he'll, "fight to the dying end to do what they want." To see what happened in the debate,

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The meeting to discuss the ordinance this week turned tense — some left because they thought there wasn't adequate security and one opponent of the ordinance burst into tears over the "hateful" statements.

A spokesman for the Nebraska Mexican-American Commission said the council proceedings "degraded" the dialogue over immigration laws, while a council member said, "people expressed their opinions. That is a given right in the United States of America."

Should a town be able to pass an ordinance that bans the renting of housing to illegal immigrants — and is it enforceable? Will the measure serve to strengthen the federal measures, or just provide an economic blow to the local factory? Is this a case of a city stepping in to fill a void left by the federal government?

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brookrene brookrene 8 years
Great idea! :WOOHOO:
brookrene brookrene 8 years
Great idea! :WOOHOO:
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Bourbon in their milk. ;)
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Bourbon in their milk. ;)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Cool. Now if I could just get the kids to nap...
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Still morning here. You're allowed to drink Cali coffee on Cali time....
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
WOW! That may take me all morning to finish. Wait, It's afternoon already. nevermind.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
WOW! That may take me all morning to finish. Wait, It's afternoon already. nevermind.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Here ya go, in my favorite 16-ounce mug. :coffeecup:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I'll take it straight. Thanks. :)
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
No prob. Milk and sugar?
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
No prob. Milk and sugar?
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Hey, can you fill one up for me too?
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Thanks, Kim. I guess I've said it so often, I've had plenty of practice. Now, where's my :coffee: I'm due for a refill!
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Thanks, Kim. I guess I've said it so often, I've had plenty of practice. Now, where's my :coffee: I'm due for a refill!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
Very well stated Lain and I agree with you completely, I just never would have been able to word it so clearly.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Well, I say "Hooray!" for Fremont! Since the federal government is not doing its job, I guess the state and local levels must step in. I know I've commented over time about reasons why I'm personally opposed to illegal immigration, but I'll briefly recap some highlights for any new visitors. It reduces employment and drives down wages for legal residents and citizens. This causes a general decline in the economy, compounded by the fact that much of the money earned by illegal workers leaves the country. Illegal immigrants cost the economy more than they contribute. There have been multiple studies on this, I'm not going to look them up again. Costs include government programs (welfare, subsidized housing, education, law enforcement and incarceration). There's a significant cost in education, due to bilingual and english-leaner special programs. Costs also include health care, see the comment about emergency room closures above. (There's been a heavy impact to ERs in the Los Angeles area.) Illegal immigrants drive up costs for the rest of us. By increasing demand for housing, for instance, the price must by definition rise for the available supply. True compassion for these people, in my opinion, would mean helping them to improve their native countries, so that they do not feel compelled to leave. I think it's a safe guess that these are among the more motivated citizens, as demonstrated by their motivated behavior, so I believe they would be the most valuable people to help change their homes. As they say, giving a man a fish feeds him for a day; teaching him to fish feeds him for a lifetime. A personal aside: emotion does not excuse us from being informed. The best arguments are founded on facts. Passion for an issue does not solve the problem, it is only a motivator to do the research and take action.
Cassandra57 Cassandra57 8 years
Well, I say "Hooray!" for Fremont! Since the federal government is not doing its job, I guess the state and local levels must step in. I know I've commented over time about reasons why I'm personally opposed to illegal immigration, but I'll briefly recap some highlights for any new visitors. It reduces employment and drives down wages for legal residents and citizens. This causes a general decline in the economy, compounded by the fact that much of the money earned by illegal workers leaves the country. Illegal immigrants cost the economy more than they contribute. There have been multiple studies on this, I'm not going to look them up again. Costs include government programs (welfare, subsidized housing, education, law enforcement and incarceration). There's a significant cost in education, due to bilingual and english-leaner special programs. Costs also include health care, see the comment about emergency room closures above. (There's been a heavy impact to ERs in the Los Angeles area.) Illegal immigrants drive up costs for the rest of us. By increasing demand for housing, for instance, the price must by definition rise for the available supply. True compassion for these people, in my opinion, would mean helping them to improve their native countries, so that they do not feel compelled to leave. I think it's a safe guess that these are among the more motivated citizens, as demonstrated by their motivated behavior, so I believe they would be the most valuable people to help change their homes. As they say, giving a man a fish feeds him for a day; teaching him to fish feeds him for a lifetime. A personal aside: emotion does not excuse us from being informed. The best arguments are founded on facts. Passion for an issue does not solve the problem, it is only a motivator to do the research and take action.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Have a good night. I enjoyed our conversations. :wave:
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
Sorry, I didn't know you were from Wisconsin. That explains everything!! I'm really going now!:witch:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
The people who live in WI are HUGE drinkers. In the town I live in, on main st, there are 8 bars in a 3 block area. That would be ok, except the town is 7,000 people (roughly). Those 8 bars are also large enough that they could house almost the entire population of the town.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
Well, I'm going to go get a life now!!:jog:
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Actually it means Wisconsin. You know, that state by lake Michigan? I'm sure geography isn't your strong suit, but I thought you'd at least know your states. ;)
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
How about Wicked Initiator:pms:I'm going to be up a creek if that emotion didn't work!
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
How about Wicked Initiator:pms: I'm going to be up a creek if that emotion didn't work!
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