Court Decision Could Open Door to Immigrant Rules

Grant Schulte, AP, May 5, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a Nebraska city’s ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally could open the door to similar laws elsewhere, supporters said Monday, though they’re likely to encounter fresh legal challenges.

Attorney Kris Kobach, who defended the ordinance, said Monday’s decision gives a “bright green light” for other cities within the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that want to adopt such laws. The circuit includes Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and the Dakotas.

Still, any city that chooses to adopt such an ordinance would almost certainly face a costly legal fight from advocacy groups that are working to stop them. Earlier this year, the justices declined attempts by two other towns–in Pennsylvania and Texas–to revive similar laws that had been struck down by lower courts. But unlike the Pennsylvania and Texas ordinances, the Fremont rules do not impose penalties on immigrants.

The Fremont ordinance requires renters to get a $5 permit and swear that they have legal permission to live in the United States. First approved in 2010, the ordinance has survived several legal challenges and an attempt to repeal it at the ballot box in February.

The high court on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that found the ordinance does not discriminate against Latinos or interfere with federal immigration laws.

“This is a final and complete victory for Fremont,” said Kobach, who serves as Kansas’ secretary of state. “It is beyond question that every city in the 8th Circuit has the ability to adopt the Fremont ordinance, word for word.”


The number of Hispanics in Freemont jumped from 165 in 1990 to 1,085 in 2000 and 3,149 in 2010, mostly because of jobs at the nearby Hormel and Fremont Beef plants. However, supporters of the measure insist it does not target Hispanics.

Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott said 140 people have applied for licenses since the city began enforcing the ordinance on April 10. “It’s lower than what we had expected at this point,” Elliott said.


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  • Luca

    This will have a significant impact in the Southwest US. Do you know how easy it is for an illegal to skip the country after thrashing your rental unit and withholding 3-month’s rent?

    They already get away with having no licenses and no insurance. It would be nice to at least have legal standing to give them the middle finger for a change.

    • obot

      They don’t skip the country. They just steal another ID and find the next landlord.

      • They also like to find work using stolen Social Security numbers, leaving the real owners of these SS numbers having to explain to the Internal Revenue Service that they did not actually earn the extra money that has been reported as wages. Since IRS agents have no sense of humor, I imagine convincing one of this would be a difficult and unpleasant process.

        Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet!

        • Alexandra1973

          And also check your children’s credit reports from time to time, as illogical as this sounds…you never know if they may be using your child’s number.

  • Anglokraut

    I’m so angry and upset right now. My mother had to sell our house in a short sale, and we have ten days to move out. The house that we agreed to rent was misrepresented by the Mexicans who own it. The water damage, mold, and scorpions were never disclosed until we used our newly acquired keys to look the place over at night. This house needs to be gutted and rebuilt, or completely razed. My mother asked for a refund of her rent and deposit, and Jesus will only refund $1200 of the $1400 paid. He also wanted until tomorrow to get the cash; I told him he had until 4 p.m.. I know they’re just going to try to rent this house out again; I don’t think Jesus even understands what mold is, let alone why it’s not safe.
    So in about 30 minutes my mother and I are going to try to get our cash back, and find a new place to live. I’m not stupid–I know this could end badly, but I can’t help but feel that anything worse might be the last straw that makes me snap. I really don’t think I can take much more.

    • I rented my house to a white woman with black kids. Big mistake. I lost way more money than you might lose. The house was damaged, I was living out of town, they paid no rent after the deposit, and I had no desire to hire a lawyer to get them removed because of the high cost. Never deal with minorities if possible or even those who associate with minorities.

      • MBlanc46

        I trust you’ll adopt the slogan of European Jewry, “Never again!”

      • Alexandra1973

        Once there was a mulatto woman with her black son (fathered by a black) living across the hall from us. That was real fun. In our shared carport there were trash cans for each apartment. Well, the woman’s race-traitor mother thought it okay to dump stuff into our trash cans–with no bag. After that we chained the trash cans shut and chained them to the wall.

        One night I could hear the woman’s black boyfriend (not the baby daddy, imagine that) yelling at her, saying he was going to f*** her up…I was really close to calling the cops, and since my husband was at work I was about ready to take our son and head for my mother-in-law’s in case things really got out of hand.

        Oh, and then one day I heard something hitting the porch railing outside. I looked and there was the black kid and a couple others hitting brooms against it–and I recognized those brooms. I asked them where did they get them, they said the garage, and I said those are mine–put them back. They did. Another time I saw the kid go into the carport between my van and the wall…and I hit the panic button on my key fob. Never seen a kid run so fast!

        They finally moved out after a month…after skipping out on the rent. At about one in the morning they were throwing stuff into a U-Haul and high-tailing it out of there. The boyfriend was driving and he wound up scraping the fence with the U-Haul.

        The landlady was in the apartment about a day or so after that and I told her about the U-Haul at one in the morning. She said that they skipped out on the rent, she tried calling the woman’s mother, nothing…and she found out that the woman had a habit of doing that. She said that she rented to them because she didn’t want to get in trouble for discrimination…and she said next time she’d check references.

        There were some toys left behind, so my son got some free stuff…after I cleaned them up.

        • Anglokraut

          Is it a quadroon when the person is 25% black, or 25% White?

          • Alexandra1973

            25% black.

            Maybe we could call this a reverse quadroon…?

          • Anglokraut

            Perhaps it comes down to passing for White when there is a clear benefit, and being a “Mixed Mike” when applying for college, student loans, jobs, and anything else that is required to have set-asides for Non-Whites.

    • RisingReich

      Please accept my sympathies. I’ve been on the edge many a time in the last few years.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Never rent to Mexicans or from Mexicans, ever.

    • LACountyRedneck

      Don’t EVER rent a place sight unseen. That should be obvious to all.

      • Anglokraut

        Yeah, good thing that didn’t happen. My mother and I looked through the house on two different occasions. I am not Mike Holmes, though.

    • dd121

      I know you’re frustrated AK but don’t do anything you’d regret later.

      • Anglokraut

        Yet I don’t think I’d regret leaving Arizona and never coming back; that plan looks better and better.

    • Sage Basil

      …and report the place to the Board of Health?

      ah, who am I kidding, government agencies only enforce rules against Whites.

  • Urbane Neanderthal

    The left will figure out how to legislate this matter away through the courts.

    • Greg Thomas

      They will simply pass legislation making it illegal to deny habitation to mexicans, based on immigration status.

  • Bobbala

    Isn’t it a federal hate crime to make illegals against the law?

  • Great news. When I move to a rural county in Alabama I’m going to propose that such a law be passed to apply county wide and try to get the ball rolling in surrounding rural counties.

  • Romulus

    Set a precedent in motion for what’s left of America.

    I’m sorry to hear of your troubles Anglokraut. I wonder if the new century foundation would be open to the idea to a charity for amren race realist subscribers.

    During the conference, Mr. Frank Borzerelli gave a recount on the NY catholic diocese’ treatment of him. He appealed to the audience to assist him with legal fees. I have no way of knowing how much it helped him, but I made a modest contribution.

    • Anglokraut

      Thanks, Romulus; a little help would be great, but what would be even better is steady work that pays better than $10/hour. I don’t think the NCF has any of that to give.

  • rasher223

    Good news is always welcome.

    Its about time the hammer be brought down on these degenerate would-be conquerors from the south.

  • Alexandra1973

    So we need permission to deny illegals a home here? What the hey?

    I think we need to take everyone involved in these illegal immigrant advocacy groups and deport them to Mexico.

    • I would prefer the bottom of the ocean, but since that would make me sound too much like our old friend Mr. Spartacus, I’ll compromise. Everyone who wants illegal aliens here should have an extended family of them inside their own home.

      • Reverend Bacon

        You had me at “ocean.”

      • Alexandra1973

        Well, wait until California falls into the Pacific.

        A sane person would think there’s a law against renting to illegals.

        • Greg Thomas

          Illegal invading mexicans are becoming a protected class. All “sanity” has left the debate long ago, evidenced by the fact that the traitors in Washington continue to push their amnesty treason.

  • Pro_Whitey

    Gee willikers, where do these proponents of illegal immigration get the money to mount such costly legal challenges to proper law enforcement?

  • Deiter Botha

    This article is the most positive story on AmRen in sometime. Denying illegals housing in communities that don’t want them there is a great first step. Restricting employment and free education to only legal residents will, encourage these parasites to self deport. The employers who are knowingly hiring illegals should be fined and subject to immigration raids. I suspect the local churches, particularly the catholics are aiding these criminals and their clergy should deport with them.

    • evilsandmich

      The number of Hispanics in Freemont jumped from 165 in 1990 to 1,085 in 2000 and 3,149 in 2010, mostly because of jobs at the nearby Hormel and Fremont Beef plants
      I think that we’ve found the culprit. I wonder if those freeloaders are dumping any money into the hospitals and schools to make up for their lawlessness.

  • kikz2

    Farmer’s Branch, TX is the town they don’t reference in the article.. they’ve been at this fight for quite some time…. power to them…!

  • kikz2

    i’m sure y’all are aware.. there are sites online which direct section
    8’s to available housing by area code…… those sites might be used
    by ‘evil whitey’ as way to deep-screen an area before they taking up
    residence in that area code…. much like checking the local
    pd/sheriff’s website for prevalence/% of sex offenders….. 😉

  • jayvbellis

    Zooming laws are good for us.

    Zoning laws enforcing one family per housing unit.. No 20 Mexicans in one apartment, 6 more Mexicans living in the garage.

    Strict zoning laws about vehicles in a driveway, on the lawn.

    Laws making parents show up to school to clean if their children to vandalism.

    Laws on smogging, third world non Whites are infamous about driving old, polluting vehicles.

    Laws mandating teenagers must wear their pants obverse their butt cracks.

    When dealing with low class, low caste non Whites it’s. Best to simply chuck out the Whole Amurikin Libertarian nonsense that people,should be free to do whatever they want to do.

    When your town, neighborhood goes Brown, time to get bossy.

    • Homeowner’s association covenants are great for most of the same reasons.

      It’s funny, though: the zoning laws that were originally written to prohibit university undergrads from filling a four bedroom house with ten students are now under attack only because it inconveniences the criminal alien invaders. Apparently the Hispandering libtards were not concerned about the “right” of white university students to wreck neighborhoods, but it becomes a crisis issue when the greaseritos y greaseritas are prevented from doing so.