Nebraska town might bar illegal immigrants from jobs, renting homes
A Nebraska town is contemplating blocking undocumented immigrants from getting jobs or renting houses ahead of a new Costco plant opening in the location.
The Scribner City Council has currently approved an ordinance that would prohibit the hiring and renting of properties to undocumented immigrants.
In order for the measure to pass, it just needs 1 far more approving vote &ndash and Scribner Mayor Ken Thomas said it has the help of the community.
&ldquoI have not had one particular individual come up to me and query what is going on,&rdquo Thomas stated.
Scribner, located about 60 miles northwest of Omaha, has a population of less than 900 men and women. About 96 percent of these people are white, according to census data.
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A new Costco plant is set to open in the area next year that will employ roughly 1,000 individuals, meaning new residents will likely come to the region for job opportunities.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nebraska is taking into consideration legal action simply because the policy &ldquoinvites racial profiling and risks increased harassment and discrimination,&rdquo Danielle Conrad, the group&rsquos executive director, told The Associated Press.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
Published at Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:55:00 +0000