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Senator Merkley's Town Halls

Attend Senator Merkley's Town Hall and ask about E-Verify!

Senator Jeff Merkley will be at home next week and will be hosting four town halls. This is a perfect opportunity to ask Senator Merkley why he hasn't signed on to any E-Verify legislation during this Congress.

E-Verify is a program that ensures businesses only hire legal workers. If mandatory E-Verify legislation passes, it could get more Americans back to work than any other bill being discussed in Congress right now. Up to 7 MILLION jobs...

Keeping Track (Feb. 26)
Linn adds E-Verify
democratherald.com

The story: In December, Salem resident David Cross asked the board of commissioners whether Linn County participated in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify data, which can help employers determine whether someone has legal residency status in the U.S. The commissioners thought they had been using E-Verify, but were actually making in-depth background checks through the Social Security Administration database.

The latest: According to county administrator Ralph Wyatt, staff recently completed training with the E-Verify system and the county is now registered to use the...

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici to hold Town Halls

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici has announced that she will soon hold a series of town hall meetings across Oregon’s First Congressional District.

A town hall meeting is an excellent opportunity to ask a specific question about illegal immigration and plans to fix the problem.

Here is the schedule of Rep. Bonamici’s Town Halls. If you have questions about them, call 503-326-2901, her Portland OR office number.

Some background on Rep. Bonamici’s record is included below the...

Oregon State Police proposes cutting detectives from drug task forces
The Associated Press

Lawmen statewide fear a proposal to cut more than two dozen Oregon State Police detectives from regional drug task forces will pull desperately needed resources from their razor-thin budgets.

The stated mission of the drug task forces is to "disrupt and dismantle drug trafficking organizations," but in small, rural areas, the detectives do much more.

State police detectives assigned to the regional teams have taken on roles on major crime teams, from the flashy casework on homicides to chasing fugitives -- and even the nitty-gritty writing of warrants.

The proposal,...

Senator Merkley to hold several Town Halls

If a townhall meeting is being held near you, please attend and ask questions about immigration issues. His website announces: "Senator Merkley will update constituents on his work in Washington, DC and answer their questions and invite their suggestions about how to tackle the challenges facing Oregon and America." Below is the schedule of Senator Merkley’s Town Halls.

This at a time of unprecedented joblessness and economic hardship! Sen. Merkley is inviting suggestions, so please suggest to him that legal immigration levels should be coming down now, not going up.  Ask Senator...

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden will host town halls in Polk and Yamhill counties
Plan to attend!

A townhall meeting is an excellent opportunity to ask your Senator a specific question about illegal immigration and his plan to fix the problem.  Sadly, for Oregonians, Senator Ron Wyden ranks very low on the NumbersUSA grade scale, rating only a "D" on this issue.  

Please, let OFIR know if you attend a townhall meeting and tell us what happens.  It's time to get involved! 

 

Polk County Town Hall Meeting

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Location: Civic Center

555 South Main St.

Independence

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Our foot is in the door in the 2012 Legislative session
House Bill 4052 Requires all State Agencies To Use E-Verify

Outlined below are the the highlights of HB 4052.  Call your Legislator and politely ask that they support and pass this bill during the 2012 Oregon Legislature.  It is unconscienable to think that American citizens and legal workers must compete with illegal aliens for tax funded jobs.

 

State Representative Kim Thatcher - House District 25

House Bill 4052 - Require E-Verify for State Agencies

2012 Oregon Legislative Session

 

Require all state agencies in Oregon to use the federal E-verify employment screening program...

Senator Merkley is out of touch

Oregon's Senator Merkley will be holding Townhall meetings throughout Oregon.  Please plan to attend one near you! Ask the Senator why he won't support Representative Lamar Smith's nationwide, mandatory E-Verify bill that would ensure any newly created jobs would go only to citizens or those authorized to work in the US.  Do NOT let him get away with his standby answer that E-Verify has too many problems.  It is over 99% accurate.  It's free to businesses that sign up and it's easy to use.  One can only speculate why any business would try to prevent a mandatory E-Verify bill from passing...

Five more counties sign up for E-Verify
OFIR

Five more Oregon counties have signed up for the federal E-Verify program just  in the last quarter:

Lake, Clatsop, Coos, Crook and Yamhill have all signed up!

5 Oregon counties now pass all new hires through the FREE E-Verify ;employment verification program. Over 2,200 companies and government agencies in Oregon use E-Verify already.  One of OFIR's goals is to have all counties signed up for the FREE program to ensure any newly created government jobs go only to US citizens and legal workers.

E-Verify is a voluntary, free, internet based application that...

Special Election, January 31, 2012 - Congressional District 1
Who will replace Wu? It's up to you!

In less than 2 weeks, ballots will be arriving in the mail for the Special Election for Representative, First Oregon Congressional District. This is a very important position as Congress is the branch of the Federal Government that makes immigration laws. The former Representative, David Wu, served for over 10 years almost always voting for benefits to illegal aliens and higher immigration levels. We need a Representative who understands the urgency of stopping illegal immigration and reducing the numbers legally admitted.

Following is a summary of available information on the...

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