Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

Oregon Immigrants, Advocates Rally In Salem For Dream Act

Immigrants and their advocates rallied on the Capitol steps in Salem Monday. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown pledged to continue opposing federal efforts to end  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Immigrants and their advocates rallied on the Oregon Capitol steps in Salem Monday, calling for the passage of legislation to help immigrants brought to […]
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Degree of Uncertainty: How anti-immigrant rhetoric may be hurting Oregon universities

International student enrollment at Oregon colleges is decliningand some higher education leaders think anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies are at least partly to blame. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Degree of Uncertainty: How anti-immigrant rhetoric may be hurting Oregon universities – Portland Business Journal

Oregon Chief Justice Sees New ICE Directive On Courthouse Arrests As A Middle Ground

ICE won’t stop enforcement at county courthouses, despite the Oregon Judicial Department’s concern over how it might discourage people from seeking justice. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has put into writing guidance for civil immigration enforcement actions at local courthouses. The gist: It won’t stop enforcement activity at county courthouses, though the Oregon Supreme Court’s chief justice says the formal directive […]
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Trump wants to remove these immigrants. An ugly bit of history tells us what it could do to the economy

During the Great Depression, frustrated Americans expelled between 300,000 and 400,000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans to Mexico. Researchers have teased out what that shock did to the economy. It isn’t cited much in contemporary debate, but one enormous, racist episode in U.S. history could forecast the potential economic fallout of the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the […]
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Ethics Investigation |Salvadoran Portlander – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregonian reporter Hillary Borrud joins us to discuss her article about the announcement that former first lady Cylvia Hayes violated ethics laws 22 times during her fiancé John Kitzhaber’s time as Oregon governor. Oregon ethics officials say Hayes used her public position for personal financial gain. The Trump administration announced Monday that it would end a […]
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Asian Immigrants | Hanford Cleanup  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent Census Bureau survey shows that Asian immigrants make up a third of all immigrants in Oregon and are the fastest growing immigrant group. Chhabi Koirala came to Oregon from a refugee camp in Nepal in 2008 and now works with recently arrived Asian immigrants at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization. OPB Reporter Anna King joins us to […]
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The children are the future | Opinion |

But not all kids have equal opportunities to succeed A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows that children of color and children in immigrant families face significantly higher barriers to success than children from white, non-immigrant families. About 57 percent of children from immigrant families in Oregon are living in low-income households, […]
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Oregon, Nine Other States Sue Feds Over Failure to Release Info On Immigrant Detention and Deportation

Oregon and nine other states sued federal agencies in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts today, alleging the feds have failed to produce information about immigration crackdowns in timely fashion. Source: Oregon, Nine Other States Sue Feds Over Failure to Release Info On Immigrant Detention and Deportation – Willamette Week

Trump rhetoric spurs Oregon universities to double down on welcoming immigrants, Dreamers

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and controversial travel bans have sent a chill through Oregon’s cash-strapped public universities, which rely more than ever on lucrative tuition from international students. Since Trump took office, applications from international students have dropped by double-digit percentages at Portland State University alone. Source: Trump rhetoric spurs Oregon universities to double down […]
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Oregon lawmakers demand investigation, apology over mistaken ICE stop

Two Oregon lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into the conduct of immigration agents who mistakenly approached a Latino man, demanded his name without identifying themselves and claimed he was in the country illegally. Source: Oregon lawmakers demand investigation, apology over mistaken ICE stop | OregonLive.com