Court Rejects Challenge To Fremont Ordinance

Washington, D.C.~~The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to Fremont’s ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.  The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that found the ordinance doesn't discriminate against Latinos or interfere with federal immigration laws. 

The case challenged a 2010 ordinance approved by Fremont voters requiring potential renters to pay a $5 fee for an occupancy license and show proof of being in the country legally. 

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.

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