Law enforcement hands tied by Oregon Legislature
In 1987, the Oregon Legislature passed a bill making it against the law for our law enforcement officers to enforce the law. It's time to put an end to this ridiculous loophole known as state statute 181A.820.
How many illegal aliens do you suppose are in Oregon and the only "crime" they have committed is to be in our country illegally - thus breaking our immigration laws?
Think about that for a moment...
Illegal aliens often come to this country illegally to work - which is in violation of our employment laws. And, they are likely hired by an employer who knows full well that they are an illegal alien.
But, before securing employment, they must first acquire identification. I hear that one can be bought on the streets for about $75. It's not a quality ID, but it's enough to pass for the willing employer. Isn't that against the law - to buy and sell fake identification? And, whose identity is being stolen? Yours, mine - or, your grandchild's?
Now, the only in the country illegally, illegal alien needs a way to get to their new found job. They have a buddy that gets them a car which they proceed to drive to work - without a license or insurance. That too, is against the law!
So, please explain how it's a necessity to forego enforcement of our immigration laws to protect those that are only in our country illegally!