Oregon GOP Urges YES Vote on Measure 105
Wilsonville, OR – We are sending a special message to you today because a YES vote on Ballot Measure 105 is so important for the safety of Oregonians.
It’s hard to imagine, but Oregon actually has a law that makes it against the law for law enforcement officers to cooperate fully with Federal Immigration Authorities to keep you safe from criminals who don’t belong in our country. Oregon has been a sanctuary state for 31 years as a result of a law passed by the Oregon Legislature in 1987. Under this statute, law enforcement officers are prohibited from cooperating with Federal Immigration Authorities in the removal of criminal illegal aliens from our communities.
In 1987, the goal of this law was to curtail racial profiling. However, instead of protecting American citizens from racial profiling, many law enforcement officers tell us today that the sanctuary state law only makes their job of getting criminals like MS13 gang members off our streets and out of our country more difficult. Eighteen Oregon Sheriffs, The Western States Sheriffs’ Association (16 states), and Billy Williams, the current US attorney for Oregon, support a YES vote on Measure 105 to REPEAL Oregon's Sanctuary law. The Oregon Republican Party has added its voice by officially endorsing a YES vote on Measure 105 as well.
We've all heard the tragic stories of criminal aliens released back into our communities that go on to commit horrific crimes. Some from Oregon have even made national news, such as Sergio Martinez in 2017 who brutally assaulted two Oregon women after being released by Multnomah County, despite having a lengthy criminal record, having been deported reportedly 13 times before, and being under a federal detainer at the time of his release. To justify their action, State and local authorities hid behind the very same sanctuary law that Measure 105 seeks to repeal.
As Oregon GOP Chairman, I have called out the public officials responsible, and signaled the need for a change in policies and political leaders here in Oregon:
The trail of hardened criminal illegal alien victims is too long and must come to an end, but the Democrat politicians who’ve been running Oregon for decades will NEVER make this happen. Therefore, the Stop Oregon Sanctuaries campaign is working to REPEAL this sanctuary law, and your YES Vote will help do what our feckless politicians refuse to do - put your safety first.
You’ve probably heard a lot of misinformation about the YES on Measure 105 campaign. It’s time to set the record straight. YES on 105 is not about racial profiling, not about fear of the police, and not about law-abiding immigrants. It's about allowing local law enforcement officers the maximum discretion possible to work more seamlessly with Federal Immigration authorities to end the scourge of illegal alien criminals and criminal gang members evading deportation so they can roam our communities and commit more despicable crimes against Oregonians.
YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. GET YOUR BALLOT IN BY NO LATER THAN 8:00 PM ON TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH AND REMEMBER TO VOTE YES ON 105.
Chairman, Oregon Republican Party
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