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.
Men held in death are illegal immigrants
Two cousins accused of killing a teenager during her visit to Oregon acknowledged entering the country illegally from Mexico, a federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.
One of the men, Alejandro Rivera Gamboa, 24, went unnoticed by immigration officials even though he was arrested four times on drunken driving charges since 2000, The Oregonian newspaper reported.
ORS 181.850 needs to be repealed in the "emergency" session that the Oregon legislature will be convening next year. Making law eforcement cover their eyes to crime is not keep our community safe. This is a horrible statute that is only supported by criminals and those who make excuses for them.
I would also argue to any potential rogue public officials/law enforcement that by definition someone who is in this country illegaly is violating more than just that law. Just by getting a job they break numerous other laws. Arrest them, deny them services, call ICE, do something.