Earlier this week, an amicus brief written by Jenner & Block and Latino Justice on behalf of a number of national Latino organizations and Nebraska Appleseed, was filed to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to reconsider its ruling on Fremont’s anti-immigrant ordinance. The brief details the discriminatory and devastating effects the ordinance has on the community of Fremont and outlines how these negative effects would intensify if the ordinance was fully implemented.
As we have noted, the 8th Circuit’s ruling conflicts with recent decisions from other federal circuit courts that have found such housing ordinances to be in violation of the Constitution. More important, cities and states have rejected these socially toxic and economically self-defeating laws in favor of working toward common-sense federal immigration laws with a clear and accessible roadmap to citizenship that keeps families together.
See how this law hurts Fremont residents of all backgrounds in their own words in the Voices From Fremont art exhibit.