KLCC presents a year-long series on Immigration in Oregon beginning July, 2017. Stories air monthly during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
The series is reported by KLCC's Jacob Lewin and Karen Richards, and funded by the University of Oregon's Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Stories are designed to coincide with the Center's 2017-2019 Theme of Inquiry: Borders, Migration and Belonging.
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Episode 1 - July 9, 2017
When a Parent is Taken from the Home by Jacob Lewin
This story deals with the increased enforcement efforts by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in the Northwest and, in particular, how deporting a parent impacts a family and the community.
Episode 2 - August 10, 2017
Oregonians Frustrated by Stagnant Immigration Laws by Karen Richards
Nearly 400,000 Oregonians were born in another country; about 115,000 are undocumented. This story sets out to learn where we stand, learning that while global migration is in crisis, U.S. policy is static.
Episode 3 - September 12, 2017
Immigrants Make Mark on Oregon Economy by Jacob Lewin
President Trump is proposing cutting legal immigration by half. The federal government has ramped up arrests of undocumented foreigners. The dreamers are on hold. Yet in Oregon, immigrants continue to make their mark on the state's economy.
Episode 4 - October 10, 2017
Sanctuary Struggles Hit Home by Karen Richards
A decades-old Oregon law is under new scrutiny and a threat of repeal. Here's a look at the state's so-called “sanctuary” law and how it's become part of a national story.
Episode 5 - November 14, 2017
Census Shows Asians Fastest-Growing Immigrant Group in Oregon by Jacob Lewin
A recent Census Bureau survey shows that people from Asia make up a third of all immigrants in Oregon. They are our fastest growing minority and our fastest growing immigrant group.