Work session scheduled 4/13 – contact committee members (see below)
This bill allows foreign criminal suspects to sue the arresting agency, requires them to inform individual of consular notification procedures, and stipulations a number of protections for foreign nationals if they are taken into custody by local United States law enforcement. Places Oregon citizens and police officers in danger.
Personal Choice and Responsibility
Are we the 33rd state admitted to the U.S. or are we a foreign country? Refusing federal protection from illegal criminal individuals puts the state at risk and all Oregonians.
A summarized list of what the bill is intended to do: Requires that officer of law enforcement agency who arrests individual who is foreign national inform individual of consular notification procedures. Prohibits law enforcement agency or public body from denying services, benefits, privileges or opportunities to certain individuals on basis of federal civil immigration actions, inquiring about individual’s citizenship status without connection to criminal investigation or providing information about individual in custody to federal immigration authority. Prohibits use of public resources to assist federal immigration enforcement. Requires public body that receives request for assistance from federal immigration authority to report request to office of Governor and publish annual report received. Requires office of Governor to establish mechanism to receive reports of certain violations. Prohibits public body, law enforcement agency or officer from entering into specified agreements related to federal immigration enforcement. Allows any person to bring action against law enforcement agency or public body from providing certain information to federal immigration authority or using agency resources to enforce immigration laws. Allows person injured by law enforcement agency’s or public body’s provision of information or use of agency resources to enforce immigration laws to bring civil action for damages. Directs court to award reasonable attorney fees to prevailing plaintiff.
COMMITTEE EMAIL – contact directly:
Rep.JanelleBynum@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RonNoble@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.KarinPower@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MaxineDexter@oregonlegislature.gov, email@example.com, Rep.JasonKropf@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.RickLewis@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.LilyMorgan@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.KimWallan@oregonlegislature.gov, Rep.MartyWilde@oregonlegislature.gov