The character of Fremont, Nebraska

The city of Fremont in the state of Nebraska made national news on Monday as local election results showed that voters approved a ballot measure to enact a city ordinance that prohibits the city’s landlords from renting space to illegal immigrants and also prohibits the city’s employers from hiring illegal immigrants.

In this piece, however, I don’t want to put forth my immigration proposals (though I have written one blog post with a few thoughts on immigration).  There’s a lot of spin being propagated in the national dialogue about the character of the town of Fremont.  Let’s take a peek inside Fremont to see what we can see, shall we?

I happen to know a former resident of Fremont very, very, very well.  Me.

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