Fremont Ready to Enforce More Immigration Rules

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) - Fremont police will begin issuing occupancy licenses on Thursday as part of the city's ordinance aimed at combatting illegal immigration.  The city is one of only a handful in the nation trying to restrict illegal immigration and, like those others, has found itself mired in court fights because of the regulations. City leaders put the ordinance on hold after the 2010 vote while courts reviewed it. A portion requiring employers to use the federal E-Verify system already has been implemented.  In February nearly 60 percent of voters decided to keep the housing portion of the ordinance.  Police Chief Jeff Elliott says each rental property occupant 18 or older must obtain an occupancy license. The ordinance doesn't affect people living in rentals before Thursday.