Town still paying to defend immigration rules

State News

December 13, 2018 - 9:14 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014.

Fremont’s City Council unanimously approved its annual agreement with Kobach on Tuesday. Since 2010, the city has paid the Republican, who lost his bid to become Kansas governor this fall, a total of $101,817.29.

Kobach earned more than $800,000 in legal fees from several communities, including Fremont, for his immigration work over more than a decade.

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