My opponent sent this message out to voters in House District 23 today. Please notice that in the cases he used as examples the criminals had been deported MULTIPLE times. They were not out because of the sanctuary law. The sanctuary law is not the problem. If an undocumented person commits a violent crime, and is convicted, we should put them in jail, not deport them so that they can return. The sanctuary law is not about people who have broken the law and have been arrested.
ORS 181a.820 In (1) it states that: “No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose ONLY VIOLATION OF LAW is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.”
No one is protecting violent criminals. The people being “protected” have not even committed a crime. Pure and simple.
From Mike Nearman:
“No doubt you’ve heard of Sanctuary Cities – like San Francisco and Portland. But, did you know that Oregon, by statute, is a Sanctuary State for criminal aliens? That means that local law enforcement officers are often prohibited from cooperating with Federal Immigration Authorities in the removal of dangerous criminal aliens from our communities.
Sadly, Oregonians have repeatedly been the victims of criminal alien violence perpetrated by criminals that should have been removed from our state, and would have been, had it not been for ORS 181A.820.
Most recently, Sergio Martinez, who had been deported multiple times before he returned to Oregon to violently rape a 65 year old women and viciously beat another in Portland in 2017. Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese even quoted the statute as his reason for releasing this violent criminal alien back into the community.
Bonifacio Oseguera-Gonzalez had been deported six times before he returned to Oregon to murder three people in Woodburn in 2016.
In Oregon, criminal aliens are given sanctuary and often shielded from federal immigration enforcement. One has to ask WHY?
Let’s untie the hands of local law enforcement officers, by repealing 181A.820 and allow them to work with Federal Immigration Authorities to remove dangerous criminal aliens from our communities.”
Come on Mike, work for your district instead of trying to reverse a law that is not doing what you say it is.