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On June 21, 2010, the citizens of Fremont passed a petition initiated ordinance relating to immigration.  A copy of the ordinance is available. A list of FAQ's is also available. 

On February 28, 2012, a resolution was passed designating the starting date for implementation of the employment provisions of Fremont's Immigration Ordinance (Ordinance 5165) and continuing the suspension of the housing provisions of the ordinance. An English and Spanish version of the resolution is available here.

Notice
  1. The effective date of the employment provisions of Ordinance 5165 (sections 1 and 5) is March 5, 2012.  All business entities doing business in the City of Fremont that employ one or more persons must register in the E-Verify program on or before May 4, 2012.  A business entity may register online.  A business entity that applies for any contract, loan, grant, license or permit from the City after March 5, 2012, must provide documentation that the business entity has registered in the E-Verify program and must execute an affidavit stating that the business entity does not knowingly employ any person who is an unauthorized alien. 
  2. The housing provisions of Ordinance 5165 (sections 2, 3, and 4) are not in effect and will not be enforced until there is a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit permitting the enforcement of all, or a portion of, those provisions.
  3. No landlords or tenants have any obligations under Ordinance 5165 at this time.

Any comments may be sent by email.

Legal Defense Support
The City of Fremont has set up an avenue to contribute to the city’s legal and other costs associated with defending the ordinance passed at the June 21st election.  These donations may be made online through Paypal or mailed to the following address:

City of Fremont
Attn:  City Treasurer
PO Box 1266
Fremont, NE  68026-1266

PayPal charges a small fee for using online payments.  The fee will be deducted from your donation to the Legal Defense Support.

Please include a note specifying "Legal Defense Support".

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