Wilsonville, OR – Yesterday, Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier appeared on Fox & Friends to respond to the arrest of an illegal immigrant apprehended for committing a vicious assault in Portland, Oregon, who had been deported twenty times before, but had been shielded from federal authorities by “sanctuary” policies under Democrat Governor Kate Brown. Currier highlighted Brown’s unjust actions — harboring criminal illegal aliens while holding legal citizens to a different standard. The full interview can be viewed here:
Oregon GOP Chair Bill Currier Shreds Kate Brown For Supporting Sanctuary Cities
PETE HEGSETH: “So you’re saying basically the laws apply to legal immigrants – to citizens – but not to illegals so they’re set free to commit more crimes?”.
BILL CURRIER: “Yep, they are now a protected class in Oregon and that is being honored, that special protected class is being promoted by Governor Kate Brown and in this case Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, it’s based on Oregon Statute 181A.820 that basically says that state and now local resources, law enforcement resources cannot be used to apprehend or detect someone whose only violation is their illegal presence in the country. They are actually misapplying this law because when someone has committed a crime, then they are supposed to cooperate with ICE and even if they hadn’t committed a crime it’s actually a violation of federal law for them to not cooperate on these ICE detainers because they’re harboring a criminal.”
“Kate Brown and the Democrat Party’s lawless criminal chaos is now gaining national attention as the rest of nation can plainly see what her policies and that of other open border, criminal sanctuary politicians really mean for actual citizens,” stated Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier.
“Bottom line: Their dangerous, far left political agenda matters more than the safety of citizens,” added Currier. “For Kate Brown, the REAL protected class includes criminal illegal aliens, leaving citizens as the new ‘unprotected class.’”