Immigration Action Team

6/20/21  

Legislative Update:

 

It’s time for a final push for the bills we support:

 

Immigration:

 

  • 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 .
Border Update

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.