Oregon Immigration Reform Briefing

Leaders from CAUSA , PCUN, Rural Organizing Project, Mujeres Luchadores Progresistas and the Oregon Association of Nurseries held a press briefing at the Oregon State Capitol to discuss the National Campaign to pass fair and just Comprehensive Immigration Reform this year.

As momentum continues to build nationwide in support of passage of fair and just immigration reform, a delegation from Oregon will go to Washington D.C this week to attend the largest convening of immigration reform advocates and allies of the year. The Summit will mark the beginning of the campaign to secure a common sense approach that gives the hard working men and women already here an earned path to citizenship, keeps families together and provides legal avenues for future workers.

During the press briefing, members of Oregon's delegation provided updates on the national campaign and what CAUSA and our allies are doing within the state to further the nationwide effort to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

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Ilze Choi says ... on Tuesday, Jun 9 at 1:23 AM

Through the Monroe doctrine, the US has dominated Latin America, especially in Central America and Mexico. It is only just that there be a path to citizenship for the immigrants since they have been subjects of US policy for over a century.

Dawn says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 8:15 PM

Some corrupt systems and people in our country block immigrants from entering legally so ignorant citizens can feel superior. Ilegal immigrants keep many unproductive U.S, citizens working. Without them, these citizens would be the scum of the US

Big Jim says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 1:10 PM

What advocates of illegal immigration and Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR), will not talk about is that CIR not only would amnesty 10 to 20 million illegal aliens but also allow them to bring in their relatives. 30 to 40 million more people.

Enabler says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 11:52 AM

KATU should not allow comments that incite violence, no matter what the cause. These people are here mostly because our trade policies have forced them off their farms and out of their villages in order to survive.

Chad says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 11:38 AM

you're clarly ignorent if you belive there is not one honest illegal in the country. yes, they commited a crime of coming here illegaly, they would have commited a bigger crime if all they did was watch there children starve to death.

Isabel says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 11:18 AM

The reform immigration for America campaign is great -- finally an effort that gives a voice to the majority in our country who want to see problems solved, not more blame tossed around. Sniper is way outnumbered, he just can't admit it.

Ken says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 9:37 AM

Immigrants come to this country in desperation looking for jobs so they can feed/ house their families. The work that they do and the taxes they pay (e.g., for Social Security that they are ineligible to collect) add to the quality of life of us all

Suzie says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 8:20 AM

To Sniper: Jeez thanz for your intelligent approach to this complex issue. A resurrection of the policies Nazi Germany used against Jews. Or perhaps something like the policies of Gen.Sheridan "The only good Indian is a dead Indian."

Mary says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 7:39 AM

I am looking forward to the outcomes of the conference for comprehensive immigration reform in D.C. this week-weekend! I am hopeful that THIS year we will have humane immigration reform legislation passed into law. I'm glad we in OR are part of this.

Bill says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 5:51 AM

Immigrants are the backbone of our economy. They are our neighbors. It's time to fix a broken immigration system and create a path to Citizenship for the 12 million who are currently without legal status.

Dawn says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 5:51 AM

It's time for American's to speak up as well. You should not be given a pass to America just because your an ILLEGAL Alien who gave birth in America. Our laws should be changed. If our laws change, illegal would not be as drawn to America.

Jason G says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 4:36 AM

Illegal immigrants are my friends and neighbors. They harvest the food I eat each day, and prepare it when I eat out. They are my children's playmates. They make a valuable contribution to my community. Instead of hating our neighbors, love them,

Nancy M says ... on Friday, Jun 5 at 3:17 AM

Actually, more recent polls are showing that 80% of Americans support CIR. Those anti-immigrant naysayers are victims of misinformation from conservative pundits. We need to do what we can to bring the truth to them

Robert W. says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 10:25 PM

The comments advocating violence against immigrants are disgusting. One person even uses the name "sniper". So much for Katu's screening process.

Cristal says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 10:24 PM

Everyone of you is entitled to your opinions, those of you who wish to use violence is uncalled for and inappropriate. Please educate yourself a great book to read is "Immigrant America" facts on the reality of immigration and possible solutions.

Erik says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 9:49 PM

60% of Americans support fixing the immigration system. Deporting 12 million living, breathing, integral members of our American communities is not only unrealistic, but detrimental to America’s economy and moral fiber.

Michael says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 8:24 PM

Threatening violence solves nothing. We're talking about economic migrants forced to move to provide for their families largely because of US trade policy. Who among us wouldn't do the same to insure that our families have food, clothing, shelter?

Cynthia says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 8:19 PM

There are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers separated from their loved ones by circumstances beyond their control. Families belong together. Open your hearts and minds to these hard working Americans who deserve and need your mercy and justice.

Cynthia says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 8:17 PM

There are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers separated from their loved ones by circumstances beyond their control. Families belong together.Open your minds and hearts to these hard working passionate Americans who need and deserve mercy and justice

Cynthia says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 8:13 PM

These blatant generalities and hostilities are reproachable. Many undocumented immigrants came to this country as "babes in arms" - as innocent as your own infant children. Without choice they were raised here, went to school and know no other home.

Elisa says ... on Thursday, Jun 4 at 11:01 AM

Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone.

Local says ... on Tuesday, Jun 2 at 11:52 PM

There is not one honest illegal in this country, if they want to enter and remain here then they should have started out by not committing a criminal act against the legal citizens and our laws. Forcefully remove all illegals

Joe The Plumber says ... on Tuesday, Jun 2 at 4:06 PM

What a joke. Deport all the illegals now! It would solve a multitude of problems.

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