Tag Archives: Immigration

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

Civil rights lessons to be learned in Oregon’s geography — Guest opinion

Thanks to Donald Trump’s election and his statements and policies since the inauguration, students in my introductory economic geography class seem to be significantly more eager than ever to connect our academic discussions to real world happenings. On their own! Source: Civil rights lessons to be learned in Oregon’s geography (Guest opinion) | OregonLive.com

Oregon GOP alleges ethics breach at immigrant court hearing

  Oregon Republican Party chairman Bill Currier has filed a complaint about a Portland judicial official who allegedly helped a defendant avoid federal immigration agents. Currier said Thursday he wants the Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness to determine whether Multnomah County court referee Monica Herranz committed an ethical breach by allowing a man who pleaded […]
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Republican files complaint about judicial officer helping man escape immigration agents

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party sent a complaint this week to the state judicial fitness commission calling for consequences for a Multnomah County Circuit Court judicial official who allegedly helped a criminal defendant elude capture by federal immigration agents. Source: Republican files complaint about judicial officer helping man escape immigration agents | OregonLive.com

Oregon GOP Files Misconduct Complaint Against Multnomah County Court Official Who Helped Immigrant Escape ICE

Oregon Republican Party chairman Bill Currier has filed an official complaint with the state against a Multnomah County court referee for allegedly helping an undocumented immigrant elude federal agents, party officials announced. As WW reported in January, Monica Herranz allegedly allowed the defendant to exit her courtroom through an employee door. Source: Oregon GOP Files […]
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Legislation could prevent some deportations of legal immigrants

The proposal is in an amendment to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s bill to discourage racial profiling. Source: Oregon Local News – Legislation could prevent some deportations of legal immigrants

Oregon’s chief justice urges feds to keep immigration agents out of courthouses

The chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court wrote a letter Thursday to top leaders in the Trump administration, urging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop making arrests in and around Oregon’s courthouses. Chief Justice Thomas Balmer sent his letter to U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly. Source: Oregon’s […]
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Chief justice calls for exclusion of courthouses from federal immigration arrests

Balmer letter follows a similar request by his California counterpart, who was rebuffed by federal attorney general and homeland security secretary. Oregon’s chief justice is the nation’s second to urge federal officials to declare courthouses off-limits to immigration-related arrests. Source: Oregon Local News – Chief justice calls for exclusion of courthouses from federal immigration arrests

Oregon Man Faces Deportation For Trying to Sell a $20 Baggie of Weed

Luis Zazueta, a Washington County “Dreamer,” was arrested three days before his wedding day. A young immigrant is facing deportation for trying to sell a minuscule amount of marijuana three years ago. Source: Oregon Man Faces Deportation For Trying to Sell a $20 Baggie of Weed – Willamette Week

Oregon farmers scrambling as labor shortage collides with Trump immigration crackdown

Oregon’s long winter has given way to a springtime of fear in farm country, with farmers and orchardists bracing for a widespread immigration crackdown that could worsen an already chronic labor shortage in the state’s $5.4 billion agricultural economy. Source: Oregon farmers scrambling as labor shortage collides with Trump immigration crackdown | OregonLive.com