Last month’s vote on immigration shows a deep political divide in Portland.
We’ve long known voters in East Portland
tend to be more conservative than their inner-city neighbors. But the
Nov. 4 election highlighted the city’s political divide between voters
A new report blames national "Tea Party nativists."
This month's election results suggest Oregon remains a blue oasis in a red political tide. So how to explain voters overwhelmingly rejecting Measure 88, which would have given drivers cards to undocumented immigrants?Salem political insiders had warned for months the measure was doomed to a landslide defeat—because the measure's ballot title said it would give drivers cards "without requiring proof ...
ORIGINAL POST, 8:47 pm Tuesday, Nov. 4: Oregon voters have crushed a measure that would have given driver's cards to residents who can't prove they're in the U.S. legally. Voters turned down Measure 88 by 67 percent to 33 percent. The measure was passed by the 2013 Legislature, but anti-immigration activists collected enough signatures to put the question to a vote. Opponents of the law said ...
Two Oregonians found the perfect crime: falsely promising vulnerable immigrants documents. Why are they not in prison?
Ignacio Estevez was 16 when he came to the United States
from Guatemala in 1987 to pluck pistachios in California for 20 cents a
barrel. He’s since sweated his way into a construction job with b
U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.
Mountain Sounds’ Tim Hoyt has a bone to pick with the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security. “As an American citizen, all the
immigration laws have done are slow me down personally and try to s
An effort to repeal a legislative bill that would have allowed driving privileges to those who can't prove U.S. citizenship qualified for the ballot today, and a coalition has already kicked up to defeat it.Shortly after the Secretary of State verified the campaign's signatures to refer Senate Bill 833 to the 2014 ballot, opponents issued a statement, saying that forbidding immigrants a way ...
Letters to the Editor
I don’t see any problem with Harry Merlo contributing to
efforts to make the Water Bureau into a public utility district
[“Mystery Man Revealed,” WW, Oct. 2, 2013]. I do have reservations ab
The Multnomah County Sheriff's new policy to hold fewer undocumented immigrants is having little effect.
Saul Paz spent 16 days in the Multnomah County Jail this August after flashing fake ID to a bouncer at an Old Town club.
is old enough to drink—he’s 26. But he’s also an undocumented imm