181.850. (1) No law enforcement agency of the State of Oregon or of any political subdivision of the state shall use agency moneys, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship [residing] present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
Hillsboro Police Chief Ron Louie
“We’re trying to build bridges with people living in fear. If police officers become agents of the
Immigration and Naturalization Service, their ability to deal with issues such as domestic violence and crime prevention will be severely curtailed.”
(“Helping People Without Papers,” Portland Oregonian, 4/5/02)
"181" Laws Under Attack
As expected, three bills have been introduced that would repeal or dismantle Oregon’s laws that prohibit state and local police from enforcing federal immigration law (ORS 181.850)...
For the past few months, we [the ACLU] have helped build an impressive coalition of organizations prepared to respond to the legislative attempts to repeal or amend these laws. This coalition includes PCUN, Network for Immigrant Justice, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, numerous organizations advocating against domestic violence, the Japanese American Citizens League, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Basic Rights Oregon, Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Rural Organizing Project, Latino Network, and the Oregon AFL-CIO, just to name a few.
Hillsboro Police Chief Ron Louie has also been very supportive of our [the ACLU] efforts.
The ACLU of Oregon is joined by the following road show co-endorsers: American Immigration Lawyers Association, Oregon Chapter • APANO • BridgeCity Friends • Center for Environmental Equity • Japanese American CitizensLeague, Portland chapter • Northwest Workers’ Justice Project • Oregon NOW •PCUN • Rural Organizing Project • West County Coalition for Human Dignity
With a speech by:
Profiling on Race, Religion, National Origin and Immigration Status - Ron Louie, Hillsboro Police Chief
And in Hillsboro, Ore., Police Chief Ron Louie has ordered his officers to refuse to assist any federal terrorism investigations that his department believes violate state law or constitutional rights.
How do I say this? Duh Louie, you think that you need to tell your officers not to break the law? Isn't that an unspoken order all the time? What was the point Louie?
My point is that time and again Chief Louie has demonstrated that he doesn't just want to follow the letter of the law when it comes to 181.850, he wants to actively help illegal aliens. For those of you who are familiar with Hillsboro it is quite apparent that they are allowed to flourish there.
It is very clear that the ACLU and law enforcment are on opposing sides a clear majority of the time, so why would a police chief cozy up to that criminal enabling group at every opportunity he gets? Send the Hillsboro police a message:
Stop associating with the ACLU, stop giving aid and comfort to illegal aliens and start protecting your citizens!
Note: I have it on good authority that when I post an email adress for someone who is actively working to help illegal aliens, that person gets a fair amount of mail. Keep up the good work.