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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon's Sanctuary Law Under Fire


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses a room full of federal, state and local law enforcement officials and government employees at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services field office in Portland Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses a room full of federal, state and local law enforcement officials and government employees at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services field office in Portland Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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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.”

At the same time, groups are gathering signatures for a ballot measure to repeal that state law. Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, and Dirk Vanderhart, editor for the Portland Mercury.

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