OFIR Alerts and Updates

Welcome to the "what's hot" news and alerts section.  This section includes important OFIR action alerts and informational updates that have been sent out in the recent past, as well as hot news items.

2012-09-11

If you missed the OFIR meeting in May, please join Lane912 and others, this Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00pm to watch this disturbing presentation showing what is really happening on our southern border.  OFIR President Cynthia Kendoll participated in a private, behind the scenes tour of the Arizona-Mexico Border, travelling and talking with experts in Law Enforcement, the environment and more.

Admission is free.  Your participation is welcome.  Eugene IZZY's Restaurant at 950 Seneca Rd. in Eugene.

2012-09-07

Salem and Keizer members, friends and supporters,

Sometimes it feels like the issue of illegal immigration is too big and there is nothing one person can do.  But, here is a great opportunity right in our own backyard!

On Monday, September 10th, the Keizer City Council will have a Work Session at 5:45 p.m (OFIR suggests arriving earlier, if possible). The topic for the work session will be the City Council Rule that requires youth councilors to be electors when they turn 18 years of age. In essence the rules require that youth councilors must be U.S. citizens.

The city council has come under pressure from outside groups to allow “undocumented aliens” to become youth councilors. Of course people who are not in the US legally cannot become electors. The purpose of the program is that the city council wanted young adults to gain experience and hopefully someday they would then decide to get involved in their local government. OFIR believes the program should be open only to American citizens and not those in our country illegally.  Please plan to attend and bring a friend or neighbor.  It is OFIR's understanding that pro-illegal immigration groups plan to "occupy" this event.  If so, please to NOT engage in any combative language or yelling.  Be polite and respectful if called on to comment.  We want everyone to be safe!

What: The work session will be held in the Keizer Council Chambers.

When: 5:45 Monday, September 10. (go earlier if possible)

Where: Keizer City hall, 930 Chemawa Road NE, Keizer, OR 97303.

OFIR encourages you to attend the work session and let the city council know that

you support their rule requiring only people legally in the country be allowed in the program.

The work session will start at 5:45 p.m. (get there earlier, if possible)

If you have any questions please call the OFIR office at (503) 435-0141.

2012-09-05

-Election 2012-

5th Congressional District Debate:   Lugo, Schrader and Thompson

Salem City Club is pleased to host a debate between the three candidates seeking to represent Oregon's 5th congressional district in U.S. House of Representatives. Join us on Friday, September 7 at noon when we open our 45th season with this dynamic program. Congressional District 5 encompasses Tillamook, Lincoln, Polk, Marion, and Clackamas counties, rural, metro, coastal, and suburban neighborhoods.

For more information please visit the Salem City club website.

NOTE:  Incumbent Kurt Schrader has a D grade on immigration issues according to NumbersUSA.  Oregon deserves better!

2012-08-31

The Feds have shut down an ongoing criminal investigation of Sheriff Arpaio.  No charges will be filed. 

President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have conducted a personal vendetta against the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the State of Arizona because of their willingness to enforce laws against illegal immigration. The battle has often been front-page news.

On Friday, a day when politicians are prone to release unfavorable news, the Justice Department quietly announced that they are dropping the criminal investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio for alleged abuse-of-power charges. Unfavorable news for the Justice Department is good news for American citizens.Read the full story.

 

2012-08-23

Federal immigration agents just now filed a suit against Janet Napolitano's DREAM amnesty.  Read the full story here.

2012-08-17
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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici claims that getting Americans back to work and rebuilding the economy is her number one goal. But, why has she refused to co-sponsor the Legal Workforce Act or any other E-Verify bills? This bill would mandate E-Verify nationwide, opening up to 7 million jobs for Americans and legal workers.

In fact, this bill would would put more Americans back to work than any other policy being discussed in Congress today. Check out the chart. Show it to Rep. Bonamici.

If you look at Rep. Bonamici's grade card, Rep. Bonamici has voted for amnesty twice! Why is Rep. Bonamici for policies that will further increase competition in an already over-crowded job market? 20 million Americans cannot find full time work, they certainly do not need to have illegal aliens to compete with too!

There is still time for Rep. Bonamici to do the right thing this congress. Co-sponsoring the Legal Workforce Act is a big one. There are two bills introduced by fellow House Democrats that Rep. Bonamici could co-sponsor. She can also challenge the leadership of both parties who want to give out even more work permits than we already do each year.

Rep. Bonamici will be hosting town hall meetings around her district the next several days.

We are asking you to participate in the town hall and ask Rep. Bonamici about her immigration record.

Town hall event information:
Monday, August 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Hillsboro Senior Center, 750 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR

Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
St. Helens Senior Center, 375 S. 15th Street, St. Helens, OR

Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
McMinnville Community Center, 600 NE Evans Street, McMinnville, OR

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 1:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
Elsie Stuhr Senior Center, 5550 SW Hall Boulevard, Beaverton, OR

Friday, August 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
Astoria Senior Center, 1111 Exchange Street, Astoria, OR

Some talking points:

Congresswoman Bonamici, there are 20 million Americans who cannot find full time work while millions of illegal aliens are working in non-agricultural jobs. This isn't fair to American workers! Fellow House Democrat Rep. DeFazio has sponsored an E-Verify bill, please co-sponsor his bill and prove to me your number one priority is getting Oregonians back to work!

Rep. Bonamici, Washington gives out over 1 million work permits every year for new immigrants. With millions of Americans and recent immigrants already unemployed, why are we bringing one million more workers here every year? Do you support lowering this number?

If you cannot attend an event, drop off Rep. Bonamici's grade card at her local offices or give her a call.

Oregon Office
620 SW Main, Suite 606
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 326-2901

WASHINGTON DC OFFICE
Phone: (202) 225-0855

 If you do attend a town hall or make an office visit, please let us know how it goes. Your feedback is vital.

2012-08-09
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On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration usurped Congressional authority by unilaterally amending federal immigration policy to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal aliens meeting criteria similar to that of the failed DREAM Act. This broad usurpation of Congressional power came not in the form of an executive order or regulation, but by a mere policy memorandum authored by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano.

Under the Secretary's directive, illegal aliens up to the age of 30 who meet certain criteria can affirmatively apply for what's called "deferred action," which allows them to remain in the country for a period of two years in spite of their unlawful status. The memorandum also allows illegal aliens to simultaneously apply for work authorization, adding an estimated 1.8 million to the workforce at time of record unemployment.

Nonetheless, Congress, which rejected the DREAM Act as recently as December 2010, has stood idly by while the Administration has enacted such policies and systematically dismantled enforcement of U.S. immigration law-the June 15 memorandum serving as the capstone to a presidential tenure filled with immigration policy created and manipulated by executive fiat.

As President Obama even admitted himself, it is Congress' job to pass the law and the executive branch's job to enforce the law. If Congress wants to gain the confidence of voters in this country, they MUST take immediate action! Although the Administration has stated it will begin accepting applications August 15, over 1,000 illegal aliens have already been granted a reprieve under this policy.

So far Congress-including leaders in both the House and the Senate-have sat on the sidelines instead of acting as the checks and balances instituted in the Constitution to this egregious usurpation of their power.

We need you to make phone calls to our Congressional "Leaders" each and every day until this affront on the rule of law stops.

Demand that they take the necessary steps to restore law and order to America's immigration laws. Tell them:

  • Halt the Obama amnesty! Congress has the power to stop the Administration's circumvention of U.S. immigration law-it must exercise it.
  • Granting amnesty is an affront to all law-abiding Americans and legal immigrants.
  • Especially at times of high unemployment, Americans need immigration laws enforced, not another amnesty.

CALL: John Boehner, Speaker of the House (202) 225-0600
Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader (202) 225-2815
Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader (202) 225-4965
Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader (202) 224-3542
Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader (202) 224-2541

2012-08-01

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.
 

2012-07-27
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For a chilling inside look from the people who know, watch this video today. 
 

2012-07-20

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.

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