Immigration Action Team
It’s time for a final push for the bills we support:
HB 3265A, the Sanctuary Promise Act
HB 3220, the Universal Legal Representation bill
HB 2819, Leave No Worker Behind, expanding the application of the earned income tax credit statute
You can find sample language supporting these bills here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/17hL38PZ6_ovx-iDKeUgoUa49LcgTEoIN6oGV1zFgNCo/edit?usp=sharing
6/5/21 Here is a well-written article about the farm workers and how they are treated.
Current Oregon Legislative Bills
Immigration bill HB 3230 directs the Department of Administrative Services to contract with a non-profit to award grants that will assist immigrants to favorably resolve their immigration problems so that they may continue to work and live safely in Oregon
SB 389 is a companion bill to HB3230. It actually funds the legal services agencies that are chosen to provide the immigration services discussed in HB 3230 .
Despite Title 42 (CDC Covid-related restrictions causing rapid deportation of the newly-arrived), the US southern border continues to be open for certain groups including the following:
over 10,000 trucks (with vegetables and hard goods) that drive into the U.S. from Mexico each day,
thousands of people who commute to and from Mexico each day for work, education and health care,
unaccompanied minors, and
a few asylum-seekers approved for hearings in the US but forced to wait in Mexico now allowed entry.
Read more here.