Nebraska Town Takes Immigration Lessons from Arizona

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Clay Lomneth / AP

The immigration reform law passed in Arizona this past April is not only tough, it’s infectious.

On Monday, Fremont, Neb. voters passed their own immigration measure that probibits businesses from hiring illegals and landlords from renting to them. The controversial vote has split the town between supporters and detractors and has the American Civil Liberties Union vowing a speedy court challenge.

Though Fremont has a small Hispanic population, the measure targets businesses like meatpacking businesses in the town. “The government doesn’t want to do anything about it. It’s up to the state. And if the state doesn’t want to do anything about it, “it’s up to the city,” a voter told, a local blog.