This week the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of landlords, tenants and employers in Fremont. The premise of the suit is that Fremont’s new law stating that it is both discriminatory to those who look or sound “foreign” as well as interfering with the federal governments authority over immigration issues. Last month the town of Fremont Nebraska passed a law banning undocumented immigrants from renting property or from being hired in the town.
“This law encourages discrimination and racial profiling against Latinos and others who appear to be foreign born, including U.S. citizens,” Amy Miller, Legal Director of ACLU Nebraska, said in a statement. “We’re going to do all we can to make sure this extreme law, which would lead to individuals losing housing and jobs because of their appearance and language accent, never goes into effect.”