OFIR Alerts and Updates

August 1, 2012

After months of repeated attempts to find out more about the "Governor's Driver License Task Force" announced at the May Day rally.  And, after using every method available to us gather information, the Statesman newspaper finally picked up the story.  OFIR provided the Statesman with numerous documents proving that such a group did exist.  Please let your elected officials know that driver privilege cards or driver licenses for illegal aliens will attract criminal aliens to our state.  Tell them NOT to support any such Legislation!  Click here to find your Legislator.

Read the full story in the Oregon section of our website, or click here.

July 27, 2012

For a chilling inside look from the people who know, watch this video today. 

July 20, 2012

OFIR could send out a report nearly every week about the arrest of another illegal alien bringing illicit drugs into Oregon. Most often the arrest is of a Mexican national driving up I-5 into Oregon from California with illegal drugs, likely for one of the Mexican drug cartels.

If you click onto the link to the map in the story here  you will find that Portland, Salem, Eugene, Medford and Klamath Falls are Oregon cities that have been infiltrated by the Mexican drug cartels.

The most important document a drug distributor can possess is a valid U.S. driver license. It is their “passport” that enables them to drive up and down I-5 and sell meth, cocaine and heroin. The fact that our Governor, John Kitzhaber, is on record advocating giving Oregon driver licenses to illegal aliens should send chills up everyone’s back.

July 9, 2012

FAIR has just confirmed from reliable sources that nine border patrol stations – north of the border but in heavily traveled corridors of illegal activity - are being shut down and the personnel reassigned. Six of those stations are in Texas - one in Amarillo and another in Lubbock. The closures leave local officials with no federal resources to assist them in identifying and detaining illegal aliens, drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Potter County (Amarillo) Sheriff Brian Thomas said, If we pull over illegal aliens (now), we can call border patrol agents who can detain them. We won't have those resources to check them."

FAIR has obtained a memo from the USBP delivered to local law enforcement officials in Texas. In it, Robert Green, Resident Agent in Charge, details the changes and says that when the stations close, there will be no active plan for ICE assets to assist local authorities in this area when alien smuggling or alien transportation situations are encountered by your personnel.

The memo then takes an unusual tone of urgent appeal when Green says, I would encourage you, if you have found USBP assistance valuable in the past, to contact your political representatives and voice your concerns.”

The remark is stark evidence that the men and women of the U.S Border Patrol who are struggling to protect our borders are under siege as much by their own government as by illegal entrants.

Interior border patrol stations represent a much needed second line of defense against illegal aliens who make it past the border and continue moving north through heavily traveled corridors. On such major "feeder area" is Riverside, California, another border patrol station being shut down.

The full list of stations and cities which will soon have no federal border authorities to detain and remove illegal aliens, smugglers and traffickers include: Lubbock, TX; Amarillo TX; Dallas, TX; San Angelo, TX; Abilene, TX; San Antonio, TX; Billings, MT; Twin Falls, ID, and Riverside, CA.


July 1, 2012

Read the intelligent analysis and summary of the Supreme Court's decision about Arizona's immigration law in the Statesman's Guest Opinion section dated 6/28/2102.  Or click here to read it in OFIR's letter section.

June 27, 2012
This is a perfect opportunity for people in these districts to attend these events and ask these Legislators about the Governors plan to find a way to get Oregon driver licenses back in the hands of illegal aliens so they can "come out of the shadows and contribute to Oregon's economic recovery".  Oregon has an 8.4% unemployment rate.  Do we really need to try to make life easier for those who are already breaking multiple laws by being in the country and holding jobs (often using fraudulent ID).  Tell your representative that you do NOT support this move by the governor to undo the Oregon Driver License Law SB1080 and you expect them to represent you and not foreign nationals illegally in our state.  Always be polite and respectful, but insist on an answer to this troubling move by Oregon's leadership.
Town Hall with Representatives Jules Bailey, Carolyn Tomei and Senator Diane Rosenbaum
THURSDAY JUNE 28, 6:30-8:00 PM
Please join me, Representative Tomei and Senator Rosenbaum at the Sellwood SMILE Station on June 28 at 6:30 pm. We are excited to update you on what we are working on and to hear feedback on the issues you are most concerned about.
Town Hall with Representatives Jules Bailey, Carolyn Tomei and Senator Diane Rosenbaum
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Sellwood SMILE Station
8210 SE 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202


June 25, 2012

For those of you that can't quite figure out where to stand on the recent proclamation by President Obama, read a great letter posted in the OFIR website "letters" section.  Charles Krauthammer's letter to the Editor was printed in the Oregonian last Friday.  

June 19, 2012

The Center for Immigration Studies is one of the most respected research centers in the nation. Jon Feere’s paper  exposes point by point the misconceptions, falsehoods and flaws in President Obama’s DREAM Act order.

Please forward this paper on to your friends, neighbors and relatives.

Call members of Congress today and all week long to express your opposition to this chicanery.

Click here for a link that will show you your members of Congress and gives all contact information for them:

June 19, 2012

US News and World Report published the following op-ed from NumbersUSA CEO and Founder Roy Beck.

Congress approved seven amnesties for illegal aliens between 1986 and 2000. Focusing on compassion for those who broke the law without taking away the jobs magnet only led to more illegal immigration. Every Congress since 2000 has rejected the reward of amnesty.

Now in a constitutionally questionable move, President Barack Obama has decided just to ignore Congress and return to the bad old days of treating symptoms and not the jobs causes of illegal immigration.

The president says he was moved to act out of compassion for the illegal aliens under age 30 who were brought here illegally at a young age and who may not have much connection any longer to their home country because they have been here so long. But he has shown no recognition that the reason these illegal aliens are in this predicament is that the federal government allowed their parents to illegally take jobs from U.S. workers for five, 10, and 15 years.

Neither President Obama nor the congressional Republican leadership will press for a mandatory E-Verify bill to finally prevent illegal aliens from holding payroll jobs. So with the new Obama policy, parents world-round know they can continue to break into our country and steal jobs for long periods, building up compelling stories for the news media to report about their children in hopes of similar amnesties in the future.

Polls suggest that most Americans are sympathetic to suspending deportations of the young illegal aliens. But polling thus far has not asked how voters feel about the president offering work permits for 1-2 million illegal aliens to compete with the 20 million American workers who want a full-time job and can't find one.

Dramatically increasing the supply of legal workers victimizes the most vulnerable members of our national community who also have compelling stories that never seem to show up in the colorful human interest immigration stories filling the media.

Congress has acted three times to reject the DREAM Act-type of amnesty that the president has unilaterally created. If Mr. Obama thinks he can make a case for adding the illegal aliens to the workforce, then he ought to make his case to Congress along with offering offsets that would reduce the number of green cards (permanent work permits) given out each year to other foreign workers, thus reducing job competition for Americans.

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June 15, 2012

President Obama is going to issue an executive order today enacting the DREAM Act. The DREAM Act is an amnesty for a segment of the illegal alien population. Bear in mind that the DREAM Act has failed in Congress on numerous times. President Obama has no respect for the Congressional process, the Constitution, the Rule of Law or American citizenship.

It is rumored that in addition to amnesty, the illegal aliens under Obama’s decree would get work permits. With over 20 million Americans and 200,000 Oregonians out of work, why do we need to allow illegal aliens to jump the line and get jobs?

The DREAM Act is a slap in the face to everyone who has immigrated legally into our country, and those currently going through the process, as well.

Unfortunately we in Oregon have our own special problem – self appointed King John Kitzhaber. 

Kitzhaber, just like Obama has secretly empowered a cabal to meet in behind closed doors to work on a plan that would allow illegal aliens to receive Oregon driver licenses. Frank Garcia, the Governor’s Director of Diversity, is working on the plan. It is rumored that some of the meetings may have been taking place behind closed doors at the Mexican Consular office! Garcia and the Governor’s office refuse to release the names of participants, the location of the meetings and their recommendations.

In today’s Oregonian, Rick LaMountain has an excellent Op-Ed about the impact of giving driver licenses to illegal aliens.  To read Rick's article, click here.

Governor Kitzhaber and President Obama two of kind – citizens need not apply. 

It seems the will of the people (i.e. LEGAL citizens) does not matter to either one of them.