Fremont, Neb (KPTM) - "The Hispanic people have to be united and fight for what this community is trying to do to us," said Guadilupe Madrigal who lives in Fremont.
That's the sentiment of several Latino citizens of Fremont while they await Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
"We have to change the perception that Fremont has to the rest of the state and the nation," said Scott Getzschman, Fremont Mayor.
The city council will introduce an amendment to the controversial city ordinance that bars non U.S. citizens from renting a home in the city or from working in the city.
The amendment would repeal the housing aspect to the ordinance.
Lincoln Attorney Shirl Mora James said the community should fight for the children involved who were born in the United States.
"It's almost as bad as Alabama attempting to deny water and utilities to U.S. citizen children by attempting to target their parents," said James.
"For this to go on, it really hurts," said Lindsay Valez of Fremont. "Not only are Latinos going to suffer but they won't be able to have a job or support their families. How unfair is that? How would you feel,?" said Valez stating that her friends and family is struggling because of the ordinance.
The people of Fremont voted for this ordinance in 2010. The city council will introduce the amendment to the ordinance Tuesday and it is expected to vote on it in December.