On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will become President of the United States. Available evidence indicates that his administration will move quickly towards detention and expulsion from the United States of millions of people on a scale that is unprecedented in this country. His vision of mass expulsion and the required legal and physical apparatus to effectuate it would cause irreparable harm to Oregon – both what Oregon is today and what it could be. The harm would drive deep wounds into Oregon’s civic life, economic life, and religious life, and leave our legal, social and family structures in tatters. Oregon can walk a different path. As Oregon has done in the past, its community and government can harness the best of our citizenry to continue the Oregon experiment built on a progressive and inclusive vision of ourselves and our neighbors.
An annotated sample resolution. Download
A legal memorandum supporting the resolution. Download
A threat analysis for counties and cities. Download
Messaging from the Frameworks Institute. Link
Searching for Sanctuary, a Report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. Link
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