Oregon PSR opposes Measure 105 (formerly known as IP 22), an attempt by the anti-immigrant hate group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) to repeal our state’s 30-year-old inclusivity law (ORS 181A.820). OFIR is recognized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a nativist extremist group with ties to white nationalism. Measure 105 puts repealing our 1987 inclusivity law, which is strongly supported by state and local law enforcement, onto Oregon's November 2018 ballot.
This 1987 inclusivity law prohibits the use of state and local resources to enforce federal immigration law; if this law is eliminated, we could see an increase in racial profiling, the separation of families based on perceived immigration status, and distrust of law enforcement in our communities. Additionally, law enforcement resources could be directed away from local concerns to fuel the anti-immigrant deportation machine. We know that this law has helped keep our communities safe and protected Oregonians from racial profiling for the last 30 years, both of which contribute to the health and safety of our communities.
What you can do:
We urge all Oregonians to pledge to vote NO on Measure 105 in November, and to join us in the Oregonians United Against Profiling campaign.
We’re participating in events across major cities throughout Oregon to mobilize supporters and send the strong, unified message that Oregonians believe in fairness and looking out for our neighbors.
Join Oregon PSR in pledging to support the Oregonians United Against Profiling campaign (and follow them on Twitter (@OregoniansUnite), Facebook (Oregonians United Against Profiling @ORUnited), and Instagram (OregoniansUnite)
Read the Oregonians United Against Profiling Measure 101/IP22 One Pager.
Read the Center for New Community factsheets on OFIR and Oregon's Anti-Immigration Movement and on the Environment and the Anti-Immigrant Movement in Oregon.
Read Oregon PSR's Deportation and Public Health factsheet.
Stay tuned for more resources and opportunities to get involved!