A judge upheld part a Fremont, Nebraska 2010 ordinance that require all employers to use the federal E-Verify database to ensure employees are legal. 

U.S. District Judge Laurie Smith Camp rejected another part of the ordinance that would have denied housing permits to illegal immigrants.  

Fremont, Nebraska was one of the first local leaders in passing immigration enforcement legislation.

Fremont's attorney Kris Kobach, who is the Kansas secretary of state, says 75 percent of the ordinance was upheld. 

Kobach says the city can still require anyone seeking to rent property to apply for a $5 permit and check their citizenship status. Kobach says the ruling simply prevents the city from revoking permits.  

Read the full story at The Washington Post 

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Updated: Tue, Feb 21st 2012 @ 2:22pm EST