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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HB 3352 Healthcare for Undocumented Adults

Signed into Law by Gov Brown

Lawmakers approve creation of new office to support immigrants and refugees

Office of Immigrant and Refugee Advancement will advocate for Oregon’s newest residents, seek to connect people to resources and programs helping to reduce social, economic and health disparities. With strong bipartisan support in both chambers, Oregon lawmakers have approved the creation of a new government office underneath Gov. Kate Brown that will advocate on behalf of immigrants and refugees, as…

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