Tag Archives: Immigration

Anti-immigrant ballot measures have no place in Oregon (Guest opinion)

Everyone deserves clean air and water, and a chance for a healthy and vibrant life. Through our organizations, we work to protect our environment and we try to do the right thing. Right now, we need to speak up. What has happened to immigrants since the election of President Trump is nothing short of appalling: […]
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Oregon moves to separate itself from the federal immigration crackdown

House Democrats have taken the next step toward separating the state of Oregon from the federal immigration crackdown.House Bill 3464, that passed on Tuesday, looks to continue and expand on law enforcement’s restriction to ask for an individual’s immigration status. Source: Oregon moves to separate itself from the federal immigration crackdown | KTVL

Oregon moves to strengthen its unique sanctuary state status

Oregon’s Legislature took a step closer Tuesday to strengthening its unique sanctuary-state status, with the House passing a bill that would bar state and local agencies from asking about a person’s immigration status and from disclosing information to federal officials, except in certain circumstances.The bill, introduced at the request of Gov. Kate Brown and Attorney […]
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Latest sanctuary bill undermines state law, shields the undocumented | Guest Opinion

Thirty years ago, lawmakers made Oregon the first sanctuary for illegal immigrants: A law, Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, enjoins the state’s police and sheriffs from “detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.” Source: Latest […]
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Oregon House votes to expand privacy for undocumented immigrants

A bill that would limit the assistance of schools, courts and other public agencies in federal immigration enforcement passed the Oregon House of Representatives Tuesday. Source: Oregon House votes to expand privacy for undocumented immigrants | OregonLive.com

Gov. Brown reiterates commitment to Oregon values in face of Trump changes

Gov. Kate Brown castigated the Trump administration’s policies Friday, June 2, while reiterating her commitment to curbing climate change, protecting immigrants and improving health care and education. Obama’s Affordable Care Act enabled nearly a 1 million Oregonians to access health insurance. Source: Oregon Local News – Gov. Brown reiterates commitment to Oregon values in face […]
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Trump’s Vow To Squeeze ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Could Play Havoc With Health Programs

Trump’s Vow To Squeeze ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Could Play Havoc With Health Programs The Trump administration’s tough stance on immigration has some local health department officials worried it could spur cuts in federal funding and complicate a wide variety of programs, from efforts to battle the opioid epidemic to domestic violence initiatives. Source: Trump’s Vow To […]
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May Day march will close some Salem streets

The annual May Day rally and march at the Oregon State Capitol will close a number of Salem streets Monday. Causa, an immigrant rights organization co-hosting the 12th annual rally with the Oregon School Employees Association, is expecting 1,000 attendees to fill the Capitol steps and march through downtown Salem as part of the national […]
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President Trump’s first 100 days stoke fears and hopes among Oregon economists

In his first 100 days in office, President Trump may be short on tangible ­accomplishments, but he is long on stoking Oregoninans’ fears and hopes. He vowed to rewrite trade deals and deport millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. Source: President Trump’s first 100 days stoke fears and hopes among Oregon economists | […]
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Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration

The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants. Source: Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration