July 13 -- Following the anticipated Fremont City Council vote certifying the County’s election results, the City is making plans to implement the immigration ordinance effective July 29th.
Forms and procedures related to rental housing will be managed by the City Police Department. The City will make forms and procedures available the week of July 26.
The City is in the process of acquiring business licensing software in order to comply with the hiring provisions of the ordinance. Regardless of the installation and training timeline needed for City staff, businesses will need to comply with the hiring provisions in the ordinance beginning July 29, 2010.
In order to comply with the hiring provisions in the ordinance, businesses will need to use the Federal government’s E-verify program. More information regarding E-verify can be found at the USCIS website: http://www.uscis.gov.
Small businesses that may not have the capacity to use the E-verify system, are encouraged to contact local employment agencies in the City. Training dates to help landlords and business owners comply with the ordinance will be set up for the week of July 26. Additional information will be available in future news releases.