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Salem-News.com (Sep-12-2014 11:50)

Israel: Thousands Coerced Into Leaving the Country

Sudanese, Eritreans Seeking Protection Faced With Indefinite Detention

(SALEM, Ore.) - Eritreans and Sudanese Israeli authorities have unlawfully coerced almost 7,000 Eritrean and Sudanese nationals into returning to their home countries where they risk serious abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Tuesday. Some returning Sudanese have faced torture, arbitrary detention, and treason charges in Sudan for setting foot in Israel, while returning Eritreans also face a serious risk of abuse.

The 83-page report, “‘Make Their Lives Miserable:’ Israel’s Coercion of Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers to Leave Israel,” documents how Israel’s convoluted legal rules thwart Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers’ attempts to secure protection under Israeli and international law.

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Salem-News.com (May-09-2014 13:28)

Oregonians Tell Washington County Sheriff: ``We Won`t Forgive. We Won`t Forget``

After years of community pressure across Oregon, a federal judge’s ruling forced over two dozen county sheriffs to decide to stop honoring requests for ICE holds.

(PORTLAND) - Oregonians Tell Washington County Sheriff: ''We Won't Forgive. We Won't Forget'' Today, Oregon DreamActivists and other supporters released a statement saying “We won’t forgive or forget the actions of the sheriff. We will continue struggling for an end to all deportations, for the right to migrate, and for an end to police violence.”

The statement is a response to the Washington County Sheriff’s decision to stop honoring requests from Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold undocumented individuals for transfer to ICE custody.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-17-2014 16:38)

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers Reacts to Recent ICE Court Ruling

A judge found that the practice of complying with ICE detainers by extending the duration of confinement is unlawful.

(SALEM) - Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers In responses to media inquires Sheriff Jason Myers has issued the following statement regarding the Miranda-Olivares decisions set forth by the US District Court of Oregon.

Effective April 16, 2014, and consistent with the Miranda-Olivares decision, the Marion County Jail will no longer hold inmates pursuant to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer alone.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-10-2014 14:37)

Deported Felon Arrested Following Menacing Incident Near Oregon City

The suspect was positively identified as Daniel Jimenez-Barragan, age 28, a deported offender on felony probation supervision out of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (MCDCJ).

(OREGON CITY) - Daniel Jimenez-Barragan Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), arrested a 28-year old man Wednesday night on numerous charges related to an investigation that the suspect shot at another vehicle while traveling on Highway 213 off Interstate 205.

Subsequent investigation determined a BB gun was used and the suspect was in possession of heroin.

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Salem-News.com (Apr-06-2014 15:10)

Mexico Armed

“What does the government expect people to do? Lower their little hands?” - Luciano Segura Jauregui of Armed Mexico

(LAS CRUCES, NM) - Armed man in Mexico More Mexicans are acquiring arms to defend their families and property. According to a university researcher, the number of firearms legally possessed in Mexico increased 53 percent from 2009 to 2012, jumping from 2,033, 749 to 3,118, 592 guns.

Ernesto Villanueva, researcher for the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s Institute of Legal Research, based his findings on data from the Mexican Defense Ministry (Sedena), which is in charge of registering firearms.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2014 10:19)

Northwest Families Attempt to Reunite across the United States and Mexico Border

Like Hitler's Germany in the 1930's, Immigration officials break up parents and children by sending US citizens to Child Protective Services in San Diego and undocumented children to a family detention center in Pennsylvania.

(PORTLAND) - Alejandra Campo and her sister Lisa Yesterday, Tuesday March 18th, the last of 150 undocumented people, including eleven people from the northwest, attempted to reunite with their families by crossing the border into the United States.

The 150 mothers, fathers, children, students, and LGBTQ people who crossed were all detained by border patrol and the majority remain in detention.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-13-2014 11:14)

NILC Praises Proposed Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL)

“Our national leaders must commit to providing quality care for everyone..." - Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center

(WASHINGTON DC) - Immigration rally The National Immigration Law Center applauds introduced legislation that would remove harmful and discriminatory barriers that now prohibit immigrants from participating in health care programs that their tax dollars support.

The Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act would undo poor policy that currently prevents many immigrants who are authorized to live and work in the U.S., pay taxes, and contribute to our communities from accessing affordable health coverage.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-10-2014 13:01)

Life Near the Mexican Border

The long term vision is an end to all suffering and death in the desert...

(TUCSON) - Border patrol agent “You have no rights here!” barked a U.S. Border Patrol agent to a resident of Arivaca, AZ who was passing through a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint 23 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

This remark confirms a sense of violation of rights that many borderlands residents have when encountering one of the 71 permanent or tactical checkpoints scattered across the southwestern U.S. These off-border sites were condoned by the U.S. Supreme Court more than 40 years ago.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-27-2014 10:53)

Undocumented Oregonians Take Great Risks to Return Home

Maria Angela Zapoteco Juárez plans to return to her family in Oregon this March through Bring Them Home.

(PORTLAND, OR) - Maria Angela Zapoteco Juárez of Portland, Oregon Between March 10th and 12th, 150 undocumented mothers, fathers, children, and students will cross into the United States from Mexico as a part of the Bring Them Home project.

They will cross at the San Ysidro point of entry.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-26-2014 00:12)

National Bus Tour for Immigration Reform to Arrive in Bend on March 3rd

Fast For Families Across America to bring message of urgency for passage of Immigration Reform with a path to citizenship.

(BEND) - CAUSA Community members and organizations from Central Oregon will gather on March 3rd to welcome the national bus tour visiting 100 congressional districts.

They are engaging constituents in a dialogue about the moral crisis caused by our broken immigration system.

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