Fremont Requires Renters Obtain $5 License

The city of Fremont has started requiring $5 licenses for anyone who wants to rent there as part of rules aimed at restricting illegal immigration.   Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott said two applications were submitted Thursday morning and both people received licenses after paying the fee and filling out a form declaring that they have legal permission to live in the country.   Elliott says reporters outnumbered applicants Thursday as the city began enforcing housing restrictions that voters first approved in 2010. The city has drawn national attention as one of a handful of communities which have tried to implement their own rules to limit illegal immigration.

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