Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Oregon Advocacy Commissions Office
"Advocating Equality and Diversity"
Office: 527 SW Hall ST. ste 308U, Portland, OR 97201
Mail: 1819 SW 5th Ave, # 313, Portland OR 97201
Phone: (503) 725-9980 Fax: (503) 725-9984
This race based commission just sent a letter to the Multnomah County Chair to complain about the sheriff participating in the "secure communities" program.
This is the program where people who are arrested for crimes like murder, rape, drugs, theft, robbery, etc get checked to see if they are here illegally. If they are then ICE is contacted.
The Oregon Commission on Hispanic would like to express their deepest concern to the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners about the Sheriff Department's participation in the "Secure Communities" Program. Recognizing the concern arising in our communities around such collaborations, the Commission would like to encourage greater transparency around the issue.
I'm not sure about you but I live in the same "communities" as Hispanic people (actually the same house) and I don't have any concern with the sheriff helping to rid these communities of criminals aliens who have gone above and beyond being here illegally, working illegally and using a false/stolen SSN illegally.
...the suitability of the "Secure Communities" Program for Multnomah County should be discussed, and we urge the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners to request the withdrawal of the County Sheriffs Department from the program.
This is not about "hardworking immigrants" but illegal aliens who have been arrested for other crimes that would place them in jail. Sheriff Staton is going to come under pressure to stop using this necessary program. We need to support him.