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Shades of Fremont!…..local town citizens take up action against influx of Hispanics!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on September 2, 2008


It seems that residents of the community of Goshen, Indiana are “… damn sick and tired of pressing one for English” according to Bob Schrameyer, leader of Citizens for Immigration Law Enforcement, or CILE, recently formed to spur stricter enforcement of immigration law. The continued influx of illegal immigrants and the changes they bring, however, have just been too much to take, especially with the slow-down in U.S. economy and the increasing number of layoffs in the community.

Surprisingly, besides also having an illegal immigration issue, Goshen is a small town with striking similarities to Fremont, Nebraska as shown below.

2000 Census Fremont, Nebraska Goshen, Indiana
Population

25,174

29,383

Households

10,171

10,675

Families

6,672

7,088

Racial Makeup

White

95.28%

83.15%

Black or African American

0.57%

1.53%

Native American

0.31%

0.26%

Asian

0.61%

1.10%

Pacific Islander

0.11%

0.02%

Other Races

2.29%

12.00%

Two or More Races

0.82%

1.94%

TOTALS

100.00%

100.00%

Hispanic or Latino

4.31%

19.33%


This Goshen group was formed out of members’ interest in cracking down on undocumented workers and their employers. Here’s some interesting points to ponder according to retired truck leasing firm operator Bob Schrameyer and Goshen City Councilwoman Dixie Robinson.

  1. “They’re not against all immigrants, it’s just the illegal ones ” says Schrameyer.
  2. According to Schrameyer, “there’s nothing wrong with the immigrants coming and filling the jobs, as long as they’re legal.”
  3. Why shouldn’t those opposed to illegal immigration here raise their voice?” says Schrameyer.
  4. “We’ve got the law on our side.” They’re the ones who are here illegally. They’re the ones who broke the law to get here” explains Schrameyer.
  5. We have thousands of people here in Elkhart and St. Joe counties who are unemployed and can’t get work and illegals are working” said Robinson, elected to the Goshen council last year, in part on her stance on the immigration issue.
  6. They want to give foes of illegal immigration a voice. Robinson says “such critics are frequently hesitant about speaking out for fear of being labeled racist.
  7. If you’re illegal, you’re illegal,” said Robinson. “This isn’t anything about being racist, prejudiced.”
  8. Schrameyer sees the undocumented immigrants as “thumbing their nose” at law enforcement, complains they don’t pay their share of income taxes and gripes about other cultural intrusions brought on by their presence. “The community is damn sick and tired of pressing one for English,” he said.
  9. Schrameyer tires of talk of “diversity,” that is, the notion touted by immigrant defenders that the food, customs and other markers of the newcomers’ home countries enhance the local culture.

Group members envision seeking enforcement of existing law that they say is ignored and pushing for new state legislation requiring employers to be more stringent in checking their workers’ migratory status. They’ll also be pressing local candidates for office on their immigration views. ALIPC story eTruth story

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Immigration agents focusing on Fremont

Posted by nebraskaobserver on August 21, 2008

Published Wednesday August 20, 2008
BY CINDY GONZALEZ
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER

FREMONT, Neb. – Federal immigration agents have stepped up efforts in Fremont since the debate over a controversial City Council proposal that would have punished those who rented to or hired illegal immigrants, local leaders said Wednesday.

“We’ve had a lot more contact with their field agents,” Doug Campbell, Dodge County Director of Correction, said of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

“They’ve been coming up and talking to us in person, reassuring us that if we need anything they’re there and available,” Campbell said.

County Attorney Paul Vaughan said ICE has placed more federal “holds” on illegal immigrants serving time for previous criminal acts.

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News Bulletin: Fremont, Nebraska immigration task force grows!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on August 18, 2008

The Fremont, Nebraska task force on the cities illegal immigration issues has expanded to include representatives from the Attorney General Jon Bruning, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry and U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson’s offices. Too bad they don’t include the real elected officials.

Watch for Cindi with the Hispanic sounding name from the World-Herald to ask La Raza (The Race), the ACLU, the Nebraska Appleseed Project and many other radical nut groups if it’s OK! She is probably working overtime as our item is being posted. KPTM news item

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Fremont: City council member Warner introduces illegal immigration proposal

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 28, 2008

By Don Bowen/Fremont Tribune Wednesday, May 14, 2008 – 11:39:06 am CDT

Bob Warner, the Ward 4 city council member, wants Fremont, Nebraska to do something to combat illegal immigration. The proposal introduced would direct city staff to look into the feasibility of an ordinance to ban any resident or any business from harboring, hiring or transporting illegal immigrants.
….story

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Maybe in Mexico you can get away with it!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 20, 2008

Man cited for gas driveoff

By Fremont Tribune Staff – Monday, May 19, 2008 – 11:29:04 am CDT

A Fremont man, Leocadia Salas, 57 found out Sunday afternoon that If the station has a surveillance system, you will be caught if you don’t pay for gas…..story

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