Tag Archives: Immigration

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

My View: Illegal immigration bad for environment | Opinion

Oregon’s population already tops 4 million. Between 2015 and 2016, Portland State University’s Population Research Center has calculated, that population grew by more than 62,000, or 1.6 percent – a rate that will double the number of people here in slightly more than 40 years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – My View: Illegal immigration bad for […]
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White nationalist group sends cash to Oregon anti-immigration activists

U.S. Inc., a white nationalist group that advocates for curtailing immigration, on Monday donated $3,000 to the campaign arm of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, a group financing a ballot measure effort to repeal Oregon’s sanctuary state law. Source: White nationalist group sends cash to Oregon anti-immigration activists | OregonLive.com

Sessions Once Again Threatens Sanctuary Cities

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday moved once again to punish so-called sanctuary cities, announcing that cities and states could lose millions of dollars in federal grants unless they began cooperating with immigration agents.

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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