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Nebraska Mayor: Executive Action On Immigration Would 'Frustrate' Some

Scott Getzschman is mayor of Fremont, Nebraska, which he describes as the only community in the U.S. with an ordinance that requires renters to obtain a local license certifying their citizenship. He says approximately one-third of the city’s 3,000 Hispanic residents are undocumented.

He is concerned about executive actions that President Barack Obama might take as early as this week, to shield up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. Getzschman told Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson that immigration is a “difficult issue” that “takes logical people and puts them on both sides of the fence.”

“I truly feel that before you would do a blanket amnesty, you must, to go any further you have to seal the borders. This is a band-aid approach to immigration reform. And truly I don’t feel it’s a solution to the problem,” he said.


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