Between ICE And A Hard Place

Salvador Ibarra provided evidence against immigration crooks. His reward? Likely deportation.


Immigration
Any day now, Salvador Ibarra could be deported from the United States. The Oregon resident sits in a federal immigration detention lockup   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Greed Card

Two Oregonians found the perfect crime: falsely promising vulnerable immigrants documents. Why are they not in prison?


Cover Story
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   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Mountain Sounds: Thursday, Nov. 21

U.S. immigration laws wouldn’t let Tim Hoyt and Franc Castillejos make an album together. So they headed for the hills.


Music Stories
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   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Attempt to Prevent Oregon Driver Card Qualifies for Ballot, Opposition Coalition Kicks Up

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News
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 ...   More
 
Friday, October 18, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Inbox: Harry Merlo And Our Water


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   More
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

No Thaw In Jail’s Chill

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


News Stories
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

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News
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

Multnomah County Undersheriff's Trip to Border School Cost Taxpayers $1,273

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News
Multnomah County Undersheriff Tim Moore's trip to El Paso, Texas, to a "border school and tour" hosted by an anti-immigration group cost local taxpayers $1,273.37. As WW first reported yesterday, Moore spent Sept. 21 and 22 at a training hosted by the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR). The sheriff's office says the trip was a training session about Mexican drug cartels, and today ...   More
 
Thursday, September 27, 2012 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Urban Chickens: Not Just For White Yuppies

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News
From the City of Portland's Office of Human Relations comes this heartwarming tale of an immigrant family who unwittingly exceeded Multnomah County's limits as to the number of allowable unpermitted chickens (three hens, no roosters):On May 20, 2011, a concerned Portland resident contacted Asian Family Center (AFC). This resident had a neighbor keeping too many chickens along with at least one rooster, ...   More
 
Monday, July 11, 2011 COREY PEIN

Portlanders to Celebrate May Day Sunday

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News
It’s spring. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining (somewhere), and once again Portland's left-leaning populace is shaking its collective fist at the man. This Sunday, May 1, the People’s Republic of Portland will be out in force to celebrate May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, a commemoration of the mass protests in the 1880s and 1890s that brought the eight-hour day to ...   More
 
Thursday, April 28, 2011 NATHAN GILLES

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