Oregon Issues and News

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...

Oregon's U.S Senators are on the move
Plan to attend Townhall meetings

As Oregon's US Senators visit small towns throughout the state please take time to attend a Townhall meeting.  Oregon's Senators are out of touch with most Oregonians views regarding illegal immigration and the devastation to our budgets, schools, neighborhoods, hospitals, prisons and even our culture.

Ask questions if possible.

For example:

E-Verify is very accurate. Opponents have never produced a citizen or legal worker who actually lost job because of an error in E-Verify. Illegal aliens are holding thousands of jobs that citizens have a right to hold and...

Linn County clears up background check process question
Albany Democrat-Herald

Linn County does a background check on all job applicants through the Social Security Administration database, but has not used the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify database, according to county administrator Ralph Wyatt.

But Wyatt may soon have the county add E-Verify check to its hiring protocol.

Some confusion evolved this week after David Cross of Salem asked in a letter to the editor why E-Verify wasn’t being used.

Commissioner Will Tucker asked staff if all applications were checked to ensure job applicants are legal U.S. residents and he was told...

How long will your Republican Congressmen allow Speaker Boehner to dilly-dally on the E-Verify bill?
Boehner told all the Republican Members of the U.S House on Friday that they need to focus on jobs, jobs, jobs . . .
NumbersUSA

. . . so why isn't he bringing the Legal Workforce Act (H.R. 2885) to the floor for a vote so millions of illegal aliens will have to leave their jobs and be replaced by unemployed Americans?

Congressmen have told us about Friday's closed-door meeting of the House Republicans.

The hypocrisy was thick as Speaker Boehner again admonished Republican Members to keep their focus on nothing but jobs, even as he is now in his 12th month in power without doing a single thing about the 7 million illegal aliens who are keeping unemployed Americans from getting a job.

Please...

Secure Communities Program Is Now Statewide in Oregon

As of September 27 all Oregon counties are now signed up for the Secure Communities program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). This is a major milestone in the battle against illegal immigration.

What this means is that anyone booked into a county jail in Oregon will have their FBI fingerprints screened against the immigration data base of ICE.  Fake driver licenses and stolen Social Security numbers will no longer protect illegal aliens from being identified.

The following is ICE’s description of the Secure Communities program

Secure Communities is a...

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