Tag Archives: Sanctuary State Law

Sponsors of Anti-Sanctuary State Measure Say Petitioning Setback Won’t Stop Oregon Ballot Drive

A group seeking to repeal a controversial Oregon law on immigration says it will have to toss about 8,000 signatures. But the leader of the group says it won’t deter them from moving forward with putting a measure on the November ballot that would overturn Oregon’s sanctuary law. Source: Sponsors of Anti-Sanctuary State Measure Say Petitioning […]
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In Tussle Over Federal Dollars, Oregon Says It’s Following Immigration Law

In a letter sent Tuesday, Oregon sought to assure the federal government that the state is in compliance with federal immigration laws. Source: In Tussle Over Federal Dollars, Oregon Says It’s Following Immigration Law

Judge Hears Arguments Over Whether Oregon Jail Violates Sanctuary Law

A Wasco County judge heard oral arguments Wednesday about whether a regional jail is violating Oregon’s sanctuary state law. Source: Judge Hears Arguments Over Whether Oregon Jail Violates Sanctuary Law

Feds threaten to end state’s criminal justice funds

The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the state to address whether its sancutary laws violate new compliance requirements of grants that provide millions to Oregon law enforcement. The U.S. Department of Justice has asked the state to address whether its sancutary laws violate new compliance requirements of grants that provide millions to Oregon law […]
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U.S. Justice Department Demands That Oregon Explain Its Sanctuary Laws or Risk Federal Grant Money

The move is the most recent indication that the Trump Administration intends to follow through on President Donald Trump’s threats to cut funding for sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration agents. The U.S. Department of Justice demanded Wednesday that Oregon explain its sanctuary laws, or risk losing federal dollars. Source: U.S. Justice […]
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Multnomah County Deputies Have Worked with ICE for Years, Unaware of State “Sanctuary” Laws, Investigators Conclude

Three Multnomah County deputies had a simple answer when asked by internal investigators recently why they assisted federal immigration agents: They’d been doing it for years, and no one told them not to. Source: Multnomah County Deputies Have Worked with ICE for Years, Unaware of State “Sanctuary” Laws, Investigators Conclude

5 Insights From Multnomah County Sheriff’s Internal ICE Investigation

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office released Thursday the findings of an internal investigation that in late September cleared three deputies of wrongdoing for helping U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detain and deport six men. Source: 5 Insights From Multnomah County Sheriff’s Internal ICE Investigation

Oregon ICE Contracts – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Two county jails in Oregon have contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to house detainees, despite the fact that Oregon is a sanctuary state. OPB’s Conrad Wilson fills us in. Source: News Roundtable | Oregon ICE Contracts | REBROADCAST: Peter Rasmussen . Radio | OPB

Will Oregon continue to be a sanctuary state?

Five states in the U.S. have laws that limit how local police can cooperate with federal immigration agents, and Oregon, the first state to pass this kind of law, is one of them. But maybe not for long. Three of Oregon’s Republican Representatives are now working to overturn Oregon’s sanctuary law in order, they say, […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s Sanctuary Law Under Fire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Portland this week, and railed against Oregon’s law that prohibits state law enforcement officers from cooperating with federal immigration agents. He said these policies, “…have serious consequences for the law-abiding residents of Oregon.” Source: ‘OPB Politics Now’: Oregon’s Sanctuary Law Under Fire . News | OPB