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Statewide Immigrant Action Day in Salem on Saturday

Topics of the day include Restoring driver’s licenses for all in Oregon, and Stopping local law enforcement collaboration with ICE.

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File photo courtesy: CAUSA

(SALEM) - Tomorrow, (Saturday, January 21st) we will host our 14th Annual Statewide Immigrant Action Day at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. The day long event will bring together delegations from Portland, Gresham, Cornelius, Hillsboro, Eugene, Springfield, Beaverton, Bend, Redmond, Madras, Sisters, Woodburn, Independence, Dayton, Dallas, Silverton, Lincoln City and St. Helens and Vancouver, Washington.

Immigrant Action Day 2012
Saturday January 21st, 10am- 2pm
Chemeketa Community College Building 2
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, Oregon

The focus of this year’s Immigrant Action Day will include the following topics:

  • Restoring driver’s licenses for all in Oregon
  • Stopping local law enforcement collaboration with ICE
  • How to get involved with our children’s education
  • Getting your voice heard in the elections
  • Equality for all members of our community

Lunch and childcare will be provided to those attending the event.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Christian Baeff at 503-737-7014

Sponsored by the Multicultural Centerand the group JUNTOS at Chemeketa and the Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality and with the support of Voz Hispana and Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas.

CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Organization, is the largest Latino and Latina civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit

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Dave Francis January 22, 2012 10:30 am (Pacific time)

It just goes to show that as illegal aliens flee Alabama, the unemployment rate is dropping for American labor--as according to several reports? Enforcement policing protocols are having the desired effect, which proves that state immigration laws do work if practiced and not neglected. My guess is that although I have not heard of any similar hiring statistics in Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina and even Utah, but it wouldn’t surprise me if this news hasn’t been suppressed by the newspapers and the central government. It will be very interesting to learn if promises are kept by the 4 remaining presidential personages. Even Gingrich’s agenda to give the long time illegal aliens some form of pardon, without citizenship. Whereas, I hate to think of a returning President Obama will have in-store for the United States? Whatever his idea of enforcing immigration laws are, it will just attract even more impoverished and criminals to arrive via our almost unprotected border or by international jet. Who can we really trust to build the true parallel fences across the width of our nation? The establishment GOP capitalist will always demand cut price labor, with the Democrats hoping that by turning a blind eye, illegal aliens will vote in all elections—leading up to the grand finale in 2012? Most farmers are not innocent in procuring cheap labor, knowing that the taxpayers will be the payee for the health care and the children’s education of unlawful workers. Politicians ignore the huge billion dollar costs for illegal family settlement, that these are court appointed unfunded mandates which has been a fiscal anchor around the necks of the U.S. populace. Does Gingrich, Romney, Santorum or even Paul recognize the financial impact on all 50 states? Welfare benefits have slowed to American citizens, especially in Sanctuary States as California, Nevada and others, because of the financial support to people who have contempt for our laws. To restrain President Obama and his Liberal progressive Czars as Eric Holder, the only avenue is to elect strict TEA PARTY Constitutionalists in oncoming federal and state elections. There are two points to remember that entering the United States has been intentionally classed by Congress as a civil matter? That it is not classified as a Felony; as it should be? Although being hired for a job or using a stolen ID or another person’s Social Security card can be prosecuted as a felony, as they have committed two crimes. The Tea Party will rescind any covert amnesties, sanctuary city ordinances, chain migration, dream act. The Tea Party are determined to build the 2006 Secure Fences (ACT) and additionally overhaul federal spending. Become acquainted NumbersUSA and learn about the billions of dollars taken from taxpayers in unfunded mandates by pandering to illegal aliens. This is labeled as a “Backdoor Amnesty.” Washington must enact ‘The Legal Workforce Act ‘Known more commonly as Mandated E-Verify. Plus “The Birthright Citizenship Act” to stop the inducement of bringing unborn infants into the country, that provides free welfare, education and health care. WE THE PEOPLE’S Constitution is under siege by the resident government and must be stopped, when they are allowing illegal aliens back on the streets. BE WARNED THAT NON-CITIZENS HAVE BEEN VOTING AND CERTAINLY WILL AGAIN IN FUTURE ELECTIONS. Every voter should possess official picture ID to vote? Just come to light and been revealed in the highest levels of government. The Judicial Watch, the legal watchdog group has uncovered massive registration fraud with improprieties involving ACORN and in addition the Department of Justice. Read about the mind bending revelation of this organization that once employed Barack Obama. Judicial Watch is digging out the corruption in Washington DC, of implications to voter fraud; cementing the votes for our resident president by illegal means in our compromised election system. Go to for all the information. The TEA PARTY does not alienate any race or nationality as the Liberal media would like you to think. It just requests the 1986 Immigration law (IRCA) enforced and not altered to pander to illegal migrants and immigrants.

Bob January 21, 2012 8:57 pm (Pacific time)

What a great event. Thanks Causa for doing this for the community. Keep taking a stand against ignorance, racism and hate.

Douglas Benson January 21, 2012 2:00 pm (Pacific time)

These criminals directly effect my employment and wages .They get no sympathy from me. E-verify for all government services,employment,etc. If they are illegal ship them home PERIOD. If you hire them knowingly[no documentation] face criminal charges .

Anonymous January 20, 2012 6:42 pm (Pacific time)

Human rights my as. What about the right of the American people? This State is broke, this Country is broke. All you hear is "give me". Free medical, free education, welfare, popping out babies Ike there is no tomorrow. Americans can't find jobs to support their families, they loose their houses. All our State is worrying about is kissing these Criminals asses. Just more votes for Obama. They don't even have the citrusy to speak English. They all can take their Mexican flags and go back to Mexico. And all these racist Hispanic groups can pick up their crap and leave with these Criminals. They broke the Law that make them Criminals. Call me Racist I can care less. I am an American and I care about the American people first. Not some uneducated third world people who are to lazy to speak English and run around with their Mexican flag. I so. Tired of this bull shit and many other Americans are too. DEPORT none, nothing. You are ILLEGAL, you are CRIMINALS

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