Nebraska City Council Suspends Immigration Ban

With less than 24 hours until Arizona's controversial immigration law is set to take effect, the city council of Fremont, Nebraska shot down a vote of the people.

The ban on hiring and renting property to illegal immigrants was suspended Tuesday night by the Fremont city council.

The suspension is less than two days before it was set to take effect in the small Nebraska town.

Council members voted to delay an ordinance that is being challenged by two federal lawsuits, saying the move will save the city money in legal costs.

The ordinance has divided the community between those who say it makes up for what they call lax federal law enforcement and others who argue it could fuel discrimination.