FREMONT, NEB. An attorney for the Nebraska city of Fremont is hailing a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who are in the United States illegally.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the court decision "vindicates Fremont's position" on its own ordinance governing illegal immigrants.
Kobach is representing Fremont in a challenge filed over the 2010 law that bans hiring or renting to illegal immigrants. A trial is set for April.
Kobach says the hiring restriction in the Fremont ordinance is similar to the Arizona law. The high court ruled federal immigration law gives states the authority to impose sanctions on employers who hire unauthorized workers.
A message left Thursday for the lead attorney challenging the Fremont ordinance wasn't immediately returned.