A Nebraska town is reportedly considering a ban on hiring or renting homes to illegal immigrants.
The Lincoln Journal Star reported the town of Scribner's city council already gave initial approval for the ordinance last month, and needs just one more "yes" vote before it goes into effect.
"I have not had one person come up to me and question what's going on," Scribner Mayor Ken Thomas told the newspaper.
The push comes as the town — which the newspaper reported has a 96 percent white population — braces for an influx of workers for a new Costco chicken processing plant in Fremont, Nebraska — a town that already has a similar anti-illegal immigrant law.
The plant will employ 1,000 workers when it opens next year.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska is considering taking the town to court over the rule, which "invites racial profiling and risks increased harassment and discrimination," executive director Danielle Conrad told the newspaper.
Critics warn the law ultimately will hurt the town.
"It has an impact on the reputation of a town," Muzaffar Chishti, the director of the Migration Policy Institute at the New York University School of Law, told the newspaper. "No one wants to be known as a xenophobic town."
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