In November we will vote on Ballot Measure 105. It proposes to overturn Oregon’s 30-year-old sanctuary law.
The measure is sponsored by Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR), an organization designated a hate group by Southern Poverty Law Center. Just in case it is not enough to know who is behind the ballot measure to let us understand we should oppose it, consider these points:
If the measure passes, we will be less safe. When our local law enforcement officers start working as immigration police, some people in our community are less likely to report crimes, less likely to help solve crimes and less likely to testify to help convict criminals.
Our police officers are already stretched too thin; even now they are sometimes unable to respond when their help is needed. Don’t ask them to take on the work of the federal immigration police.
Vote “no” on Ballot Measure 105.