Portland Criminal Illegal Alien Sanctuary Declaration Indefensible, Dereliction of Duty

Wilsonville, OR– Oregon Republican Party released a statement regarding the Criminal Illegal Alien Sanctuary Declaration by the City of Portland today.

President Trump Speech to Congress "Mayor Wheeler said today that 'the City of Portland will remain a welcoming, safe place for all people' - which therefore must include criminal illegal aliens who are murdering and raping his city's citizens," stated State Party Spokesman Kevin Hoar. "This is the entire issue of Sanctuary Cities in our nation and Portland's city leaders have chosen illegal alien criminals over innocent citizens. In light of the recent events in Rockville, Maryland, this has got to be the most dangerously stupid move they could be making."

“The citizens of Portland deserve protection from the illegal aliens who are committing crimes against them,” added Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier. “It is an outrage that Portland’s public officials are choosing to unlawfully harbor these criminals, helping them to avoid deportation. These same criminals are then free to commit further rapes, murders, and other felonies against our families and friends.”

“This kind of political grandstanding is a dereliction of their sworn duty to provide for the peace and safety of Portlanders. No wonder so many citizens here in Oregon have lost faith in their public officials,” added Currier.

"Sanctuary declarations protecting criminals are indefensible and make these public officials complicit in aiding and abetting any crimes that occur. Portlanders should hold their public officials responsible for the inevitable loss of federal funding that will result from violating federal law."

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. It’s Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

Tuesday 03/22/17–6:00 PM PDT
Contact: ORP Communications Director
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