Immigration ordinance sparks protest in Fremont, Nebraska

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About 150 people staged a protest rally Tuesday night against a proposed illegal immigration ordinance in Fremont, Neb., proving that the issue stirs passions well away from the US-Mexico border.

The ordinance, scheduled to be put before the voters of Fremont in a special election on Monday, would require renters in the city to obtain an occupancy license before they could move into an apartment or house. As part of the application process, the would-be renter's immigration status would be checked. The ordinance would also require employers in the city to double-check the status of their employees against the federal E-Verify immigration database.

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The protesters who came out for the rally in a local park denounced the ordinance as racist. One protester, 17-year-old Valeria Marquez, told KPTM Fox-42 TV, "We don't want division, especially towards Mexican and Hispanics where there has been a lot more racism."

Others in the city called the ordinance a necessary move in the face of Federal inaction on illegal immigration. "If the government doesn't want to do anything, it's up to the state, and if they don't, it's up to the city," Andy Schnatz, one of the early supporters of the petition drive that got the ordinance placed on the ballot, told Fox-42.

According to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Dodge County, Neb., whose county seat is Fremont, has gradually lost population since 1990, as is the case for many rural counties in the northern and central Plains states. Figures for the period from 2000 to 2004 -- the latest available on the Census Bureau site -- indicate that only 153 residents of Dodge County had immigrated from abroad during that period, a figure more than offset by net domestic out-migration.

Written by Sandy Smith

Source: KPTM Fox 42, Omaha


Submitted by AmericanPieHole (not verified) on
Arizona’s new law is reducing illegal aliens before it is even enacted. Just the mention of enforcing the law sends them running, imagine that! The poor little illegal Latino’s, they jump the fence break all sorts of laws and then call us raciest. Racism is a hollow argument as it not about race at all except of course to the Latino’s who are the actually the racist in this issue because they think they should be treated differently wherein the law does not apply to them. Check everyone’s status then there is no problem, except for the illegals and those that support them. Like Valeria Marquez the illegals have been assimilated to believe that breaking the law is no big deal as they break not only immigration laws but break laws on all levels. Ask any of them and they will gladly tell you they don’t care about our laws. Enforce the law and people will start taking our laws seriously.

Submitted by Brittanicus (not verified) on
ATTENTION NEBRASKA AND ALL OTHER STATES? JUST IN CASE THE LIBERAL PRESS INTENTIONALLY FAIL TO INFORM US. IS THIS HAPPENING IN YOUR STATE? It is time to make E-Verify, mandated for every large and small business in America. There should be no constraint on its use, and available for not only for identifying illegal immigrants in the workplace. But as its modified, with its further innovation of photo identification and other aggressive purpose. It should be adapted for use in hospitals to detect illegal alien patients and therefore chase them down for payment. We as citizens-residents are hunted down by debt collectors, why shouldn't illegal immigrants? It should be introduced into each state Department of Motor Vehicles for fraudulent drivers licenses and registration. There are other uses derived that would include IRS investigations, child support and much more. The American taxpayers are being deceived and while they support the 20 to 30 million illegal aliens with their families, these people are accessing taxpayer money through IRS fraud. Illegal immigration is unsolvable until the US government does the right thing, and follow the Rule of Law? That means people who have come here illegally must be removed voluntarily or by force. There will not be any MASS AMNESTY, as it is against the principles of every honest American and the fight will be as at the beginning of the Civil War. Obviously the factions who have bought our politicians and the majority of the population will clash in the proceeding months. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) who was the major instigator the in near demise of E-Verify, will be the first example of THE PEOPLE'S vote to unseat him in the midterm elections. All others, who know they were involved in pushing for another Amnesty will also follow Sen.Reid. Each state should be aware that foreign nationals are cheating the I.R.S and the American taxpayers out of billions of dollars by using a Earned Income Tax Credit fraud with the use of fake or stolen Social Security numbers. CALIFORNIA is a SANCTUARY STATE and my guess this kind of fraud is underway in most homes of illegal immigrants. Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman or whoever becomes the new governor, better watch for this type of heinous fraud. Whitman might have the money? But does she have the guts to fight the Liberal Assembly, that is pandering to the millions of illegal aliens which Poizner promised he'd do? With a California estimated population of 10 million, it's inevitable that foreign nationals have are well acquainted with this nice, easy scam. Not only can they defraud the US government by filing for non-existent children, they can collect money on their children living in another country. Again, if they exist at all. There is hardly very little follow up on this situation by the limited investigators of the IRS In South Carolina an investigation brought this large scale fraud to light. “One of the tax credit improperly claimed on a majority of the false returns was for child care expenses,” Assistant U.S. Attorney David C. Stephens “The credit can result in a refund even if no taxes were paid.” YES! PAID NO TAXES! NO WONDER OUR COUNTRY IS BEING RIPPED OFF. This past week, ten illegal aliens pleaded guilty for their involvement in a $13 million fraud against the IRS. Those found guilty were Edgar Carrillo-Borjas, Miguel Angel Carrillo-Borjas, David Hernandez-Juarez, Ariana Canseco-Orozco, Maribel Juan-Orozco, Cristina Sanchez-Perez, Juan Carlos Carrillo-Roy, Carlos Carrillo-Rodriguez, all of Mexico, and Luis Gerardo Mora-Vargas, of Costa Rica. “This is the largest tax fraud case that I'm aware of ever occurring in the district of South Carolina,” said the prosecutor “This is an extraordinarily serious case.” Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin F. McDonald said, “Between 2006 and November 2009, two tax preparation businesses, Seguros Internacionales, operating in Spartanburg and Forest City, NC, and Poz Servicios Para Hispanos, operating in Boiling Springs, along with affiliated individuals filed more than 10,000 federal income tax returns claiming more than $22 million in refunds.” McDonald continued, “The IRS paid approximately $13 million in refunds before criminal investigators discovered most of the returns filed were fraudulent. At least 20 people were involved in operating the scheme in which tax preparers knowingly claimed tax credits or deductions to which filers weren’t entitled.” A related tax credit—the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC)—pays this person another $1126 if his or her income was less than $16000. For most families in this income bracket, the EITC check is the largest single sum of money. So Illegal alien husbands and wives often file separate returns on which both claim the same kids.” More Evidence of EITC Fraud. Illegal immigrants defrauded the tax credit program. More than one in four immigrant households received the EITC in 2000—nearly twice the 13.2 percent rate of households headed by Native Americans. And because immigrant households are larger via higher fertility, their EITC payments are larger than those received by native households according to Ed Rubenstein, the author of "The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is the largest anti-poverty program in the United States – and the most illegal-immigrant friendly." The most distressing aspect of EITC stems from unlawful immigrants tapping into the program on a massive scale. For example, in Greeley, Colorado this year, district attorney Buck Young raided a tax filing agency to find over 1,000 fraudulent returns by unlawful workers. While they paid little or nothing in taxes, they received hundreds of thousands in bogus returns. In 2007, more than 23 million households received more than $47 billion in the EITC payments.”

Submitted by Brittanicus (not verified) on
There will be a confrontation soon between Americans who want a halt to illegal immigration occupancy and the zealots who want open borders? NumbersUSA has all the answers to these question of those pandering to specific ethnic organizations, and wants you to keep subsidizing illegal aliens lives. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada has the followers who see nothing wrong, for you to keep unceasingly pay-out for illegal alien families who need urgent care in hospitals, education for their children and other welfare programs Our country is 13 Trillion dollars in debt, which is mostly owed to Communist China. We have about 15 million people slogging the streets for jobs, but their is estimated to be 8.5 million foreigners working on bogus ID and Social Security numbers employed. If you haven't checked your Credit report lately, I suggest you do? My own Social Security number was compromised of all things by a person working for a Security Firm in Dallas, TX. Apart from Sen. Reid who has to go, Pelosi in charge of our Homeland Security, Clinton, Holder, Morton, Boxer, Schumer and Graham are all set on--FORCING--through another financially crippling--AMNESTY. Now that this fury battle has been ignited by the Arizona SB 1070 police law, we must not let this controversial issue sink quietly beneath the oil situation in the Gulf. Governor Brewer is an upstanding patriotic American and doesn't crawl to powerful influences of businesses who hire illegal aliens, ethnic caucuses and reams of other soft-brained idiots who want massive avalanches of people from South-North of the border or intentionally overstayed their visa. As a Independent, a Tea Partier I want politicians working for every American and legal entrant. Years of neglect have come back to haunt each political parties and now they are going to serve you a hundred billion dollar bailout, By legalizing criminal aliens who violated our sovereign law of defending our borders from drug criminals and others with criminal records escaping from foreign law enforcements. The criminal element is prevalent in the border state of Arizona, but if we don't throw out of office the spreading violence and criminal will get worse. IN EVERY STATE!. It's outrageous when an American public servant such as Madame Clinton reveals to a foreign Diplomat about our internal affairs before the US taxpayers who pay her salary. Clinton might be against the "ATTRITION OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, but Governor Brewer has already received $48.000 from the Average Citizen-legal resident to support this the SB 1070 policing law. Liberals are strictly behind this obnoxious push to obtain quasi--legitimate path to citizenship, which must be stopped at any cost. Learn about the corruption in Washington and in State Capitols in both ruling parties. Your vote is powerful, so its up to you and only--YOU! Obama's administration Czars are debunking our US Constitution and not following the voice of the people? Support the State of Arizona. Stop any immigration Amnesty as it will bankrupt many states. Don't follow the chaos that the Sanctuary--illegal alien--state of California is suffering from? De Mint is right--investigate for yourself, the money extracted by the IRS to pay for the invasion. Hundreds of thousands of "Anchor babies" get free everything for parents, including low income housing. Discover the abhorrent facts on NumbersUSA and Judicial Watch. Call your Representative at 202-224-3121 and demand their support of the state of Arizona or see the door in coming November elections.

Submitted by AmericanPieHole (not verified) on
Look, I like Hispanic people like any other people. I just don’t any people just strolling in here taking jobs, going to school using our services, using false ID, driving without licenses and the list goes on and on and on. As a result I don’t trust any of them since the odds are that any Hispanics I meet are illegal. We have laws and a lot of them and they have been put in place to keep us safe from others and ourselves. I think all laws should apply to all people and that is why I hate these bastards and the people who hire them when they snub their noses at us who try and obey the law. It is not because they are Hispanic it is just wrong and I am complied to defend this country because I see it as a threat to our American way of life. If they were Travelocity Nomes, I would have the same problem.

Submitted by Markissickandtired (not verified) on
I don't care what color you are. The law is the law. I am an European guy, with college education and, as you can see, besides my mother tongue I speak English, too. Because of the massive illegal immigration, because of these individuals abusing the system, now I have to go through all sorts of hoops if I want to live in the U.S. [legally, that is]. I am sick and tired of seeing these people demanding before giving, and on top of that is hard working people with clean records like me the ones who have to suffer. I am sick and tired of noticing how I have been punished for following the law. Because I am NOT willing to overstay a tourist visa and then when the police come after me cry "discrimination!", sue the system for police brutality (don't mind whether is true ot not, it doesn't matter as long as you can stay sucking off the system), sue the system again for racism or hate crimes and wait for a pardon, all while popping kids left and right and demanding them to be citizens, I have to sit and wait and hope that my skills are so much in demand they will give me a visa. But I will queue, and I will wait because, above all, I am not an animal. As much as I feel is unfair, I do respect the law of the country that may graciously allow me to stay there. Because this is the key point: Respect the country where you are going. the US and EU goverments are too soft and too tough at same time. Illegal immigrants should be treated as any other individual who breaks the law, and at same time individuals with proper English skills and proper education should be allowed to freely enter so to benefit the country.

Submitted by AmericaforAmericans (not verified) on
I applaud the voters of Fremont, NE. for their vote AGAINST illegal immigration. Some of these people are good, hard working folks. The vast majority are not. Look at our prison numbers. Look at our Welfare rolls. They are blood (money) suckers-costing the Amerifcan taxpayer untold billions of dollars. My motto for these people : "Load 'em up, Ship 'em out" as BACK TO MEXICO! Do you know that only whites can be raceists?

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