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Fight Over Oregon's 'Sanctuary Law' Brings Immigration Policy Battle To The NW

OPB | Sept. 18, 2017 6 a.m.

Opponents of Oregon's "sanctuary law" are collecting signatures to put the issue on the ballot, and feelings are already running high on both sides.

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'Sanctuary State' Repeal Campaign Takes Advantage Of New Oregon Rule

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

A new petitioning rule from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson aids a group seeking to overturn Oregon's status as a "sanctuary state."  

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Bill Expanding Oregon Sanctuary State Law Clears Legislature

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:33 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s 'Sanctuary State' law has, for years, prohibited the use of state and local resources to enforce federal law, and many see the bill as an extension of that legacy.

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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.