Anti-immigrant hysteria claims another town:
Under ordinance 5165, which passed in a special election yesterday, undocumented immigrants in Fremont (Nebraska–ed.) will lose the right to rent homes and take up jobs. A new system of licences for property and business will be introduced to catch out those without proper resident status.
The measure was passed on a turn-out of 45% of the population, with 3,906 in favour and 2,908 against.
Fremont has relatively few immigrants: in a 2008 census, 4.4% of its 25,000 population were recorded as foreign born, compared with the national figure of 12.6%. Most are Hispanics.