Governor’s immigration order unnecessary, inflammatory

Letter date: 
Friday, February 10, 2017
Letter publisher: 
Statesman Journal
Letter author: 
Jim Walz
Letter body: 

Apparently, our governor has found it necessary to implement an executive order concerning a possible Muslim ban in the U.S.

There is no such ban and likely will not be one.

I am sure that the governor is aware that in 1987, Oregon became a sanctuary state by order of the Legislature and that such an executive order is unnecessary. Her actions only fuel the protests around the country and our state that make it unsafe to travel to areas like Portland where riots seem to rule the day.

I expect more from our governor that would help to quell the unrest and make our streets safer. Instead, she has chosen to use her office as a bully pulpit to make the discontent worse. Shame on her.