Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

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

Oregon voters to decide whether to repeal state ‘sanctuary law’

On Nov. 6, Oregon voters will decide the fate of the state’s 31-year-old “sanctuary law. ” The law, which passed almost unanimously in 1987, limits the amount of cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement. It says no Oregon law enforcement agency can use its money, equipment or personnel for the purpose of […]
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Trump’s latest immigration proposal is a looming public health crisis

DHS wants to punish legal immigrants who use social service programs. When my parents came to the United States 40 years ago, they were seeking higher education. Then, in 1979, the Iranian Revolution cut them off both financially and emotionally from their home country. Through perseverance and public support, they built their American life and […]
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Our Opinion: Don’t repeal ‘sanctuary’ law that works

Oregon’s law has worked well for three decades. In the current political climate, it has gotten swept up into a debate about how local police should interact with immigrants. A 31-year-old Oregon law that prevents local police officers and sheriff’s deputies from acting as immigration agents is on the ballot in November. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Perdue: USDA will look into immigrants dropping from nutrition program

Perdue said it’s crucial the government strike the right balance with public nutrition programs. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said today he’s not aware of reports that immigrant families are dropping out of a nutrition program for pregnant women and young children for fear they could be denied green cards, but he indicated the department would […]
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Separated for 51 Days, a Reunited Migrant Family Starts a New Life in Oregon

It was the first day of school, and the fifth-grade teacher invited her students, seated in a circle on the floor, to swap summer stories in English or Spanish. One described a family trip to Spain. Another recounted a fun day at the movies. When it was his turn, José Miranda Taracena took a pass.

Federal appeals court upholds ruling that dismissed immigrant driver-card lawsuit

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to give unauthorized immigrants in Oregon access to four-year driver’s cards. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling was filed Wednesday. It affirmed a decision made in 2016 by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, who concluded she lacked authority to […]
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Immigrants, fearing Trump crackdown, drop out of nutrition programs

Both documented and undocumented immigrants fear that accepting federal aid could make them ineligible for a green card if rules are changed. Immigrants are turning down government help to buy infant formula and healthy food for their young children because they’re afraid the Trump administration could bar them from getting a green card if they […]
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Our fruit is rotting in the trees as laborers are kept out of the country

Bruce Talbott and his family own Talbott’s Mountain Gold in Palisade, Colo. Fewer laborers means more and more product will be tossed out. For the past few months, our farm’s 57 field workers have been scrambling to pick 4,000 tons of peaches before they’re too ripe to ship across the Midwest. They’ve routinely put in […]
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