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

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Sunday, February 23, 2020
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Oregon Issues
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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.  …”

Read a detailed account about this development, including names of criminal aliens involved, at

On Feb. 21, ICE announced issuance of subpoenas to more jurisdictions in Oregon:  

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served five more immigration subpoenas today on the Hillsboro Police Department, Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, seeking information on illegal aliens who were criminally arrested in their jurisdictions. These immigration subpoenas are necessary due to dangerous sanctuary laws that are forcing Oregon law enforcement agencies as well as state, county and local governments, to refuse ICE’s requests for information and cooperation. …”