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Mark your calendar and invite a friend - Friday, May 2

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2014-04-09
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Join us Friday, May 2nd from noon to 2pm to hear Maria Espanoza - founder of The Remembrance Project.  Maria has been working with Congressmen, legislators, law enforcement and activists across the country to spread the word about the true and devastating cost of illegal immigration on American citizens.

Admission is free - so bring a friend and a brown bag lunch.  We'll provide the coffee.  

The event is hosted by OFIR and will be held in Salem at The Scottish Rite Temple: 4090 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97302
 

Hold Their Feet to the Fire Radio Row Event this week

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2014-04-08
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The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will host the 8th annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire Radio Row, tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, April 9 and 10, in Washington DC.

Oregon’s own Lars Larson, of the KXL talk show, will participate as he has done several times in the past. The event brings together radio hosts from all over the country, giving them the opportunity to interview Capitol Hill lawmakers, law enforcement officials, immigration experts and activists both days.

We are happy that he can be there for his daily broadcasts, and we ask you especially to call in on Wednesday and Thursday while he’s on the air. He may be interviewing someone important on Capitol Hill and you could have a chance to raise a question with that person.

Lars’ NW show runs from noon to 3 pm PT; then his National show continues from 3-6 PT. You can listen to the program live through his website at http://larslarson.com. His call-in line is 866-HEY-LARS or 866-439-5277 or (503) 417-9595.


 

Adelante Mujeres requests support for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, convicted in Forest Grove fatal crash

Adelante Mujeres is requesting additional support for Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros, the driver convicted of felony hit-and-run in the Oct. 20 crash that killed two young Forest Grove stepsisters.

...An immigration judge declined to grant her bond last month, a decision that keeps her in custody while her case plays out...

Now leaders of the Forest Grove nonprofit are asking...

1. Request that Kitzhaber pardon her felony convictions...

2. Request that federal legislators intervene ...

"Both letters and calls will be crucial to inspire our elected officials to do the right thing, and to assure them that we will stand behind them should they lend support to Cinthya," Cooke said.

Garcia-Cisneros...had temporary permission to be in the country under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program... The program does not allow for felony and some other convictions.

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Driver card referendum: Oregon Supreme Court rules on ballot title fight

The Oregon Supreme Court has certified a ballot title for the driver card referendum on the November ballot that includes a controversial reference to "legal presence."

The title will read: Provides Oregon resident "driver card" without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States.

...The titles are sometimes the only thing voters will read about a measure...

Supporters unsuccessfully pursued a legislative rewrite of the ballot title...

In its April 1 decision, the Oregon Supreme Court certified the ballot title written by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

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Oregon Supreme Court orders ballot title on drivers card to stand

Despite attempts by various parties to change a ballot initiative’s title and alter its summary for voters, the state Supreme Court last week ordered that Referendum 301 be upheld as certified in 2013 by the Secretary of State’s office and named by state attorney general.

Last October, the groups Oregonians for Immigration Reform and Protect Oregon Driver Licenses, submitted almost 60,000 signatures to overturn legislation, Senate Bill 833, that had been passed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber earlier in 2013.

The groups opposed the bi-partisan backed bill, which would have allowed the state to issue driver-privilege cards to individuals without DMV-required documentations such as a birth certificate or passport. The groups worked throughout last summer collecting signatures, offering drive-through petition signature-gathering events and staffing booths at the Oregon State Fair.

Jim Ludwick, a spokesman for both groups, said they were delighted the state’s highest court upheld the second title issued by Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum. The groups thought the first one issued by the AG’s office wasn’t descriptive enough, and asked for a rewrite. They were satisfied with the second one issued, and were opposed to late-session efforts by the Legislature to use its authority to rewrite the revised title.

“There were a few issues we had with the summary of the ballot measure that we would have liked to see changed that didn’t happen,” Ludwick said. “But we’re pleased that the court’s order means the title in no longer in peril.”

Petitioners to uphold the ballot title included Republican lawmakers Kim Thatcher and Sal Esquivel, while petitioners to overturn it included Rebecca Straus of the Oregon chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Rep. Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, said he was pleased with the court’s order, and said the Legislature should never have attempted to tamper with the citizen initiative process in the first place.

“It’s the only way people can come forth and say they ‘disagree with us.’ That’s what the process is, and it was just wrong to try and change it,” Esquivel said.

Referendum 301 remains titled “Provides Oregon resident “driver card” without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States, and will appear on ballots for the November election.
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Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Ballot Title for Referendum on Illegal Alien Driver's Licenses

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2014-04-03
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After months of waiting and after a devious move by the Oregon Legislature to hi-jack the referendum ballot title, the Supreme Court has notified us that the ballot title and ballot summary language will remain just as the Attorney General submitted.

Read the full article here.
 

Florida men caught with over 100 counterfeit credit cards linked to Portland-area thefts, police say

Two Florida men are facing aggravated identity theft charges after Beaverton police say they were found with more than 100 counterfeit credit cards and other items used to hit several Portland area retailers.

Raul Alejandro Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 26, of Miami, and Yasser Ramon Hernandez, 28, of Miami, were arrested at the Portland International Airport...

...The duo allegedly targeted stores including Nordstrom, Staples, Office Depot, Toys R' Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, JC Penney and TJ Maxx...

Gonzalez-Rodriguez admitted to using the fraudulent credit cards, the affidavit said, because he found it difficult to find a job with a criminal record, it was an easy way to make money and he "liked to live lavishly". Hernandez said he did it to support his family.

The two may face additional charges, Rowe said. According to the affidavit, Gonzalez-Rodriguez has an outstanding warrant out of Idaho for illegal credit cards.

Raul Alejandro Gonzalez-Rodriguez - ICE HOLD

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Steve Duin blog: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros denied bond in Tacoma immigration hearing

Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros has been denied bond by a federal immigration judge, meaning that she must remain in custody at the Northwest Dentention Center in Tacoma, Wash., while her immigration case is pending.

Garcia-Cisneros, 19, was convicted in January of felony hit-and-run in the October deaths of stepsisters Anna Dieter-Eckerdt and Abigail Robinson in Forest Grove.

"In her opinion the judge found Cinthya both a flight risk and a danger," ... <attorney> Read more about Steve Duin blog: Cinthya Garcia-Cisneros denied bond in Tacoma immigration hearing

Enthusiasm prevailed at OFIR's quarterly meeting

Several candidates from across the state addressed OFIR members at the quarterly meeting held in Salem on Saturday. Candidates were given the opportunity to answer questions from OFIR members. Visit the photo gallery.

The citizen's veto referendum and the Oregon Legislature's unprecedented move to hi-jack the ballot language were reviewed. Our success in defeating this arrogant move by the Legislature was celebrated by all in attendance!  The bill died in the Senate.


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Illinois issues 14,000 drivers licenses to undocumented foreigners in 2 mo.

The state of Illinois issued 14,000 temporary drivers licenses to undocumented foreigners in two months, which, if that rate of demand is maintained, could double the number of licenses expected to be handed out during the first year of the law that allowed it...

"The numbers are impressive. We've attended to 24,000 people and granted 14,000 licenses, most of them at the 23 offices operating in Chicago and its metropolitan area," he said...

...authorities are concerned with the high percentage of rejections due to lack of documentation, of people who have unresolved cases for traffic offenses or who have driven with false licenses...

When the law was approved in January 2013, it was calculated that there were some 250,000 people driving without licenses in Illinois, of whom 90 percent were of Mexican origin.

However, the Office of the Secretary of State prepared itself to attend to some 500,000 people who could request the document...

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