Tag Archives: Immigration/Immigrants

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

‘Appalled by the position of the attorney general’: Kate Brown sounds off on Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ visit to Oregon on Tuesday did not include a meeting with Gov. Kate Brown, despite her request to talk with him. So as Sessions denounced sanctuary policies at an event in Northwest Portland, Brown shared her thoughts instead with reporters in Salem. The governor and lawmakers are in the capital this […]
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Local DACA recipients face fear and uncertainty

President Donald Trump’s decision last week to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in six months came as grim news to DACA’s more than 700,000 participants, as well as to the lawyers and advocacy groups who represent them. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Local DACA recipients face fear and uncertainty

A Sheriff’s Bind: Cross the White House, or the Courts

The Trump administration and the sheriff in Portland, Ore., agree on this much: The crimes were hideous and preventable. But they are fiercely blaming each other for allowing them to happen.