Oregon GOP Chair Calls Governor’s Policy “Shameful, Lawless, and Dangerous”
Wilsonville, OR – With Oregon’s status as a “sanctuary” state coming under fire after the alleged brutal assault of a 65 year old Portland woman by a criminal illegal alien who had been shielded from federal authorities under state policies despite having been repeatedly deported, Democrat Governor Kate Brown is refusing to back down from her reckless support for Oregon’s “sanctuary” status, she is now preparing to double down on the policy.
Brown has indicated that she does not intend to veto a new bill passed by her allies in the state legislature to strengthen state “sanctuary” laws, appearing unmoved by disturbing reports of criminal illegal aliens in her state and a clear warning from Oregon’s current U.S. Attorney, who was appointed by President Barack Obama and recently penned an op-ed saying Oregon’s “sanctuary” policy “directly contravenes federal immigration law and threatens public safety.”
The Daily Caller reported on Oregon’s “sanctuary” policy and the recent controversy surrounding it:
”The blanket prohibition prevents police from arresting illegal aliens unless they have broken certain immigration-related sections of the federal criminal code or are the subject of a warrant signed by a federal judge or magistrate. Most of Oregon’s police agencies also interpret that law to mean that they cannot agree to requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold criminal aliens in local jails beyond their release dates…
Oregon Democrats remain undeterred in their push to bolster the state’s sanctuary laws, even after an illegal immigrant allegedly raped a 65-year-old Portland woman in late July. The suspect, Mexican national Sergio Jose Martinez, had been deported more than a dozen times and was the subject of an ICE detainer, but Multnomah county jail officials released him from custody in December 2016 without notifying immigration agents.
While neither Brown nor Portland’s Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler have publicly commented on the case, Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher said it was a consequence of the sanctuary policies state Democrats have enacted.”
“Kate Brown’s Criminal Sanctuary Policy is shameful, lawless, and dangerous,” bluntly stated Oregon GOP Chairman Bill Currier. “Now the national media have started noticing what an extremist Oregon’s Democrat Governor has become on this issue.”
Governor Brown publicly testified in favor of House Bill 3464 in June, together with Oregon’s Attorney General and with the Multnomah County Judge who ‘rubber stamped’ the unethical behavior of Sanctuary Judge Monica Herranz earlier this year.
“Oregonians said a big NO to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants with Measure 88 in 2014, added Currier, “Kate Brown is heading for another big NO in November 2018.”
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