All Issues and News

Welcome to the OFIR Issues and News page.  All issue and news articles are consolidated here for viewing. 

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Sanctuary Cities
Numbers USA

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision today that will allow the Trump Administration to withhold certain funds from jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The ruling allows the Justice Department to withhold Byrne JAG federal grants from hundreds of local governments across the country if they continue to protect criminal illegal aliens.

    The ruling is a significant victory for Pres. Trump and those who oppose sanctuary policies. The Court ruled...

PERM Fake Job Ads defraud Americans to secure green cards for foreign high tech workers
programmersguild.org
Programmersguild.org

Immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT FINDING ANY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H1-B workers. See what Congress means by "shortage of skilled U.S. workers." Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and thousands of other companies are running fake ads in Sunday newspapers across the country each week. 
 

 

 

ICE issues subpoenas to demand criminal alien information refused under Oregon sanctuary policies

ICE’s more aggressive stance on enforcement in states with sanctuary policies has reached Oregon now, and has already caused a break in the solid wall of resistance here. 

On February 18, Washington County responded to two subpoenas issued by ICE and is cooperating. Their news release announcing the change in policy says “Sheriff Garrett swore an oath to uphold state and federal law. The information commanded by the subpoenas is required by federal law, and may be provided as specifically allowed by ORS 180.805(1); therefore, the requested information will be shared.  …”

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2020 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,483 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 822 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.68 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and...

Population growth and sprawl in Oregon

NumbersUSA has just released a new report, Population Growth and Sprawl in Oregon, which details the expansion of population and how it has affected the environment here.

Top conclusions: 

What we found was that between 1982 and 2015, Oregon lost 419,000 acres (656 square miles) of open space as the state’s population grew by 1.3 million. …

Oregon has also been one of the leaders in anti-sprawl efforts, limiting the amount of sprawl per person. However, population growth has caused sprawl to continue as Oregon officials have failed to accommodate its growth...

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney speaks out against sanctuary policies

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon is Billy Williams.  He is one of a group of U.S. Attorneys appointed by the President to head up federal judicial districts in the U.S. ensuring that federal laws are faithfully executed.  As U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, Williams is the chief federal law enforcement officer for our state.  He was appointed by Pres. Obama and reappointed by Pres. Trump.

Williams’ recent announcement of strong support for ending sanctuary jurisdictions is very welcome.  Here’s the news release:

Department of Justice -  U.S. Attorney...

House to Vote on a Union-Backed Bill that Rewards Illegal Immigration
Immigrationreform.com

Tomorrow the House will vote on a union-backed bill containing an ill-advised provision that enhances the primary motivator of illegal immigration – working in the United States. H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act upends federal labor law to reward illegal aliens while making it next to impossible for businesses to fire illegal aliens with union status. ...   

Bicameral Legislation Introduced to Stop Greenlighting Drivers’ Licenses for Illegal Aliens
FAIR

On Wednesday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Representative Ken Buck (R-CO) introduced legislation that would block grant funding from the Department of Justice (DOJ) to local law enforcement in sanctuary states with policies that permit illegal aliens to obtain drivers’ licenses. . .

What Saint Thomas Aquinas Says About Immigration
Return to Order

What Saint Thomas Aquinas Says About Immigration:

 

Legislators’ negligence on driver licenses backfires

OFIR has fought long and hard against issuing driver licenses to illegal aliens and in favor of Oregon becoming compliant with the Real ID Act.

“The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.  The Act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum...

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