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Nelson: Town's immigration policy stirs debate on securing borders

FREMONT, Neb. (KTIV) - One Nebraska community's attempt to ban hiring and renting to illegal immigrants is facing a legal challenge.

Just last month voters approved the ordinance in Fremont, now the ACLU has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging the law. The recent filing makes two that challenge the ban.

Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson says issues like this cannot be fully resolved until the U-S borders are accurately secured. Senator Ben Nelson says "It's my understanding that at the end of the year they would hope to have the border sufficiently secured but in the meantime there will be a lawsuits, its gonna be expensive for communities that take this on."

Nelson says he understands that communities are frustrated with the lack of border security and Washington continues to let them down and that in upcoming legislative sessions immigration will be a challenge.

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