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Rally-goers took to Eugene’s federal courthouse steps Saturday as part of nationwide families belong together rallies.

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This story was produced in partnership with the University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute.

President Donald Trump’s travel ban was upheld in the Supreme Court Tuesday on a 5-4 decision. Those at the University of Oregon are adapting to life under the ban, but universities may hold the key to helping those seeking refuge.

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The Springfield City Council unanimously voted Monday night to abandon its contract to rent municipal county jail beds to immigration and customs enforcement. 

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An employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation is being investigated for an offensive Facebook post involving immigrants.

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Hundreds of people gathered outside a federal men’s prison in Sheridan on Monday night to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies. 

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Rally-goers marched in downtown Eugene to stand with the activist group, “Families Belong Together” Thursday as part of a national protest.

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As the six-year anniversary of DACA approaches, KLCC looks at the policy and how it affects Oregonians. One thing many people might not know is that DACA isn't solely a “Mexican immigration” topic.

 


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About 4 dozen people held a noon rally at the Eugene Federal Building Friday to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies. It was part of a national day of protest organized by the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Two Syrian refugees arrived last night at the Eugene Airport. The women are mother and stepmother to a pair of brothers who already live here.

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While the focus of recent U.S. immigration debate is lately Latino or Muslim countries, migrants from other places are also paying attention. KLCC's Karen Richards spoke to several people in the Eugene area from non-targeted countries and has this report.

 


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There may be as many as 150-thousand indigenous Latinos in Oregon, with a recent boost from immigrants fleeing organized crime and violence in Guatemala. They are very much under the radar and are amongst the most vulnerable people in Oregon, but they are seeking political representation.

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Last year, the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order implied skilled worker visas should be harder to get. The H-1B visa goes to a limited number of professionals, most with at least a bachelor's degree. Though largely associated with places like Silicon Valley, Eugene and Springfield are home to dozens of these immigrants. Here, we look at the local impact of the program, and possible effects should it change.


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Earlier this week we reported on a series of “IMMIGRANTS WELCOME” posters that were removed at a bilingual elementary school in Eugene.

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Eugene school officials say they’re still working with police on the possibly unlawful removal of immigrant-friendly posters in a grade school. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

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KLCC's Angela Kellner sat down with Eric K. Ward last Friday when he was in Eugene for two speaking engagements at Temple Beth Israel. A rise in hate crimes in Oregon doesn't surprise this civil rights strategist but he says they don't happen in a vacuum. And he has a message for liberals and the younger generation.

Hands down, immigration was one of the biggest issues in our country in 2017, an issue that played out in Oregon as much as anywhere else. But there are many kinds of immigrants.

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Is home what our passport says, where our heart is, or something else? The title of our immigration series is “Borders, Migration and Belonging.” Here, we explore what it means to belong to a place. 

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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. 

 


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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden met Saturday with Eugene area DACA recipients and advocates of the program. He wanted stories he could bring back to Washington to convince Senators who are not yet on board with legislation to protect the DREAMers.

 


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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.

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KLCC presents a year-long series on Immigration in Oregon beginning July, 2017.  Stories air monthly during Morning Edition and All Things Considered

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Nearly 400,000 Oregonians were born in another country; about 115,000 are undocumented. As part of a monthly series on immigration, KLCC's Karen Richards set out to learn where we stand, finding that while global migration is in crisis, U.S. policy is static. 

 

 


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As part of a more aggressive effort, ICE--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement--has increased arrests in the Northwest by a third this year, to more than  a thousand.  Possibly lost in the numbers is what it's like to have a parent taken from the home permanently.

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The Trump Administration’s travel bans have put a damper on refugee resettlement efforts in the United States, despite the fact they’ve been successfully challenged in court. Still, advocates will celebrate World Refugee Day Tuesday in Eugene.

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Air Date: April 3, 2017

With immigration in the national headlines and local 2017 economic forecasts predicting slower growth, City Club of Eugene will explore the financial impact of the immigrant workforce. While immigration is the subject of much conflicting information and opinion, all business people, municipalities and citizens can agree it is important to understand it’s economic impact.

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Student groups held a rally Friday on the University of Oregon campus to show support and solidarity for Muslim Students. The action is in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

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From professors to college students to families with small children—the impacts of President Trump’s immigration ban continue to reverberate. The suspension of immigrants and refugees from 7 Muslim majority countries affects some people living in Eugene.

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Many Americans are wondering how the pending Trump administration will eventually address immigration. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports on where some Oregon cities stand. 

Local Group Launches "Bridges, Not Walls" Initiative

Oct 19, 2016
Integration Network for Immigrants in Lane County

Customers to Lane County businesses may see a new poster displayed in windows. A group is asking stores and restaurants to put up a flyer stating “Bridges, Not Walls.” The initiative is meant to bring awareness to immigrants in the Eugene/Springfield community.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture is recommending changes to water supply levels, access to markets, and more pressure on Congress to pass immigration reform. It's all in the ODA's recently completed biennial report for the governor. Steve Van Mouwerik is the Board of Agriculture Chair.

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