SB 1543 Paid lawyers for illegal immigrants

Signed into Law by Gov Brown on 03/24/2022 WAYS & MEANS APPROPRIATED FUNDING AND REMOVED SIX MONTH PRIOR EXISTENCE FOR ORGANIZATION TO RECEIVE GRANTS. This bill appropriates $4.5 million in tax revenue to pay for lawyers to help illegal immigrants, including for those convicted of felonies like rape and murder, stay in Oregon. Fiscal Responsibility Appropriates $4.5 million from General…

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Oregon Prepares To Expand Coverage to Undocumented Adults

The free coverage offered under the Oregon Health Plan will soon be open to people regardless of their immigration status. “Cover All People,” which the Legislature passed in the 2021 regular session through House Bill 3352, will extend the Medicaid-funded Oregon Health Plan to low-income adults who are undocumented immigrants. Lawmakers appropriated $100 million in state funding for the program,…

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Lawmakers pass bill to make illegal immigrants eligible for Medicaid

Oregon’s State Senate on Saturday (6-26-21) passed a bill that would make illegal immigrants in the state eligible for Medicaid-funded medical services — sending the legislation to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown for signature. The bill, HB 335, expands eligibility to adults who would otherwise qualify for Medicaid-funded state medical assistance program but are excluded due to their immigration status. It passed…

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