No Thaw In Jail’s Chill

The Multnomah County Sheriff's new policy to hold fewer undocumented immigrants is having little effect.

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Saul Paz spent 16 days in the Multnomah County Jail this August after flashing fake ID to a bouncer at an Old Town club. Paz is old enough to drink—he’s 26. But he’s also an undocumented imm   More
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Immigrant Groups Pull Back, Say They Don't Have an Opinion On ICE Holds Yet

ACT Network Backpedals After Blasting Sheriff Dan Staton's New Policy


After sending out a scathing statement last Thursday, a coalition of immigrant rights groups is softening its original response to Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton's new policy surrounding U.S. Customs and Immigration retainers.As WW first reported on March 27, Staton is planning to no longer honor federal ICE requests that he detain suspected undocumented immigrants who are brought into his jails ...   More
Monday, April 1, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Immigrant Groups Say Sheriff's New ICE Policy Doesn't Go Far Enough


Eight immigrant rights groups say that Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton's proposed plans to stop honoring U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement detainers for low-level criminals doesn't go nearly far enough."Multnomah County's practice of honoring ICE holds erodes our communities' trust in law enforcement, tears families apart, lends to racial and ethnic profiling, and violates basic principles ...   More
Thursday, March 28, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Bad Weather Coming: Reminders of What That Means in Portland

Snow and freezing rain are predicted for Tuesday in Portland. This of course can be any mayor's nightmare. And the message this afternoon from Mayor Sam Adams (photo above from November when snow was also in the forecast), essentially is threefold: 1) Drive, bike and walk safely—and take transit if possible; 2) Abandoned vehicles or vehicles creating a safety hazard are subject ...   More
Monday, January 10, 2011 HANK STERN

If You're New To Portland, Watch This

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Friday, December 11, 2009 HANK STERN


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