Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

Public charge provisions hurt citizen children too

Taking action to stop the proposed change from taking place is incumbent. The proposed regulation change has the potential to exert a “chilling effect” on citizens’ use of public benefits, worsen immigrant families’ health, and lead to unnecessary health care costs. This week, The Urban Institute released a powerful new report showing that one-fifth of […]
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Immigration Arrests May Be Key To Portland’s Future In FBI Task Force

Questions around the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force’s involvement in immigration-related arrests could be important to the future of Portland involvement. At a Portland City Hall meeting behind closed doors this month, city staff asked Oregon’s top FBI agent and other federal law enforcement officials about immigration related arrests made by the Joint Terrorism Task […]
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Final ICE Detainees Leave Federal Prison In Sheridan, Oregon 

The last ICE detainee being housed at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, was transferred on Wednesday to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. Source: Final ICE Detainees Leave Federal Prison In Sheridan, Oregon . News | OPB

Oregon Jail Has Released Inmates To Save Space For ICE Detainees

A jail in The Dalles, Oregon, that houses detainees for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has suggested local sheriffs keep their “numbers low” in the jail to make room for immigrant detainees. Source: Oregon Jail Has Released Inmates To Save Space For ICE Detainees . News | OPB

Oregon Sues Trump Administration Over Withheld Federal Dollars

Oregon sued the Trump administration Friday over a requirement the state work with immigration authorities if it wants to receive more than $4 million in federal grants. The U.S. Department of Justice distributes Byrne JAG grants, which are used by jurisdictions across the country to help law enforcement fund new initiatives and fight crime. Source: […]
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Immigrants arrive with flourishing gut microbes. Then America’s diet trashes them.

Once in the U.S., immigrants in the study ate foods richer in sugars, fats, and protein. Their microbiomes changed within months of moving, and obesity rates skyrocketed. An empire of germs dwells inside you, trillions strong. About a half-pound of bacteria plus their genes make up our microbiome. Though each microbe is small, a healthy […]
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Opinion: Measure 105 isn’t just, isn’t safe and surely isn’t Oregon

I served as U.S. Attorney for more than seven years, acting as the top federal prosecutor for Oregon in the 1990s. In this role, I was chief prosecutor for federal criminal law cases, and represented the U.S. in civil law cases. Suffice to say, I worked closely with federal, local and state law enforcement, and […]
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105: Half-baked and dangerous

The U.S. immigration system is broken. There is no debate about that. There is debate about how to address it. One attempt, Oregon’s Ballot Measure 105, while well-intentioned, won’t fix what is broken, and might actually do harm. Measure 105 would repeal an Oregon law enacted in 1987 in response to concerns about ethnic profiling […]
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OHA: Federal immigration rule proposal could impact health access, outcomes

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen released the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed public charge rule change, which was published in the Federal Register today: OHA is closely monitoring the proposed change to the Department of Homeland Security’s federal public charge rule that could impact access to essential services like […]
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OHA director concerned by ‘public charge’ proposal

Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen released the following statement in response to Department of Homeland Security’s proposed public charge rule change, which was published in the Federal Register today: Source: OHA director concerned by ‘public charge’ proposal