04 May Anti-immigrant group attempting to stop Oregon Sanctuary law
On March 25th, 2017, three extreme right-wing legislators filed a potential 2018 ballot measure in an effort to repeal Oregon’s 30 year-old sanctuary law that restricts local resources from being used for federal immigration enforcement.
The effort is beind led by anti-immigrant group Oregonians for Immigration Reform who was begun collecting signatures to place an anti-sanctuary ballot initiative on the November 2018 ballot. Initiative 22, filed by Oregon State Reps. Mike Nearman, Sal Esquivel, and Greg Bareto on April 25, seeks to repeal Oregon Revised Statute 181A.850. Esquivel and Nearman filed a similar initiative last year, but withdrew it last month.
To support the signature gathering effort, OFIR activists established the Repeal Oregon Sanctuary Law Committee on April 28, according to records from the Oregon Secretary of State’s office.
OFIR has been trying to repeal Oregon Revised Statute 181A.850 for 15 years. Here is what OFIR co-founder Elizabeth Van Staaveren had to say about their efforts: http://www.oregonir.org/alerts/ofir-launches-stop-oregon-sanctuaries-ballot-measure-drive