Legislative Attacks on Farmworkers and Immigrants Defeated
The third longest legislative session in the history of Oregon ended on Friday, August 5th, marking the defeat of every major anti-immigrant, anti-farmworker piece of legislation. PCUN and numerous allies worked against over 18 proposals to undermine the minimum wage and collective bargaining, require proof of legal status to get a driver’s license, and make it more difficult for people to vote.
Short video from PCUN website
This session presented a different political reality due to the passage of the federal “REAL ID” Act in May, galvanizing the anti-immigrant group, Oregonians for Immigration Reform. One modest victory was persuading the Oregon Legislature to refrain from mandating implementation of any of REAL ID’s provisions this session, as the Department of Homeland Security has not yet issued regulations. For now, Oregon remains one of eleven states where all residents can get a driver’s license regardless of immigration status.
Way to go Oregon. You made it so meth cooks have to drive an extra 15 minutes to Vancouver to buy cold pills but you couldn't muster the support to make illegal aliens show proof of citizenship to get a drivers license.
In a few years all our ID's will be worthless because our "representatives" can't stomach the thought of punishing lawbreakers.
I had a comment on a previous post from a guy who suggested that he was considering becoming a drug addict as a career move. He felt like he would then be a represented constituency in Portland.
I would add that we could all renounce our citizenship so that our government officials would have more respect for us, we could get free health care at the many taxpayer supported migrant clinics and get ITINs, which in this day of ID theft are probably more secure than having a real SSN.
So nice that the illegal alien union has something to celebrate. The rest of us just shake our heads.