Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

Immigration crackdown brings 123 migrants to Sheridan, outrage from Oregon Democrats

They came here from Central America, and Mexico, Brazil, China and India hoping to start a new, better life in the U.S. Then they ran smack into the Trump administration’s hardnosed new immigration policy and now find themselves locked up in this tiny Yamhill Valley town. The intense national debate over immigration hit home in […]
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Census citizenship question illegally discriminates against immigrants | Editorial|

For the first time since 1950, the census will ask respondents whether or not they are U.S. citizens. It may seem innocuous, but the addition of the question — in essence, a door-to-door government inquiry as to the citizenship status of every member of every household in the United States — will have far reaching […]
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Attorney Gives New Details About Immigrants Detained At Northwest Prisons

An attorney trying to gain access to an Oregon prison housing immigrants taken from the Southwest border gave new details about their incarceration Friday. Some 123 men from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are being held at the federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, according to an immigration attorney trying to gain access to the […]
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Guest column: Voters should repeal Oregon sanctuary law

Should Oregon law provide sanctuary to illegal immigrants? This year, voters may get the chance to decide. Activists affiliated with Oregonians for Immigration Reform are collecting signatures to seek to qualify a measure for the November ballot that would enable voters to repeal Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820. Source: Guest column: Voters should repeal Oregon sanctuary […]
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Immigrants Could Gain Full Medicaid Coverage in California

The policy would be a stark contrast to President Donald Trump’s continued crackdown on immigration. California will become the first state to extend Medicaid coverage to immigrants, regardless of their status, if Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation that has passed easily through both the state Assembly and Senate. Source: Immigrants Could Gain Full Medicaid Coverage […]
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NORCOR changes immigration policy

A regional jail that Benton County contracts with has said it will no longer honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers for inmates held on local charges. The Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (known as NORCOR) made the decision last month just days before the jail settled a lawsuit with a Hood River inmate who […]
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NORCOR Jail Changes Immigration Policy

NORCOR Jail Changes Immigration Policy. The Northern Oregon Regional Corrections facility in The Dalles no longer honors detainers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for people entering the jail on local charges. The jail, known as NORCOR, officially changed its policy last month after settling a lawsuit with a Hood River man who said officials at NORCOR […]
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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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