UO Student Reacts to Immigration Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — President Obama’s highly anticipated announcement Thursday night brought groups all over the nation to watch parties, including here in Eugene. Obama’s executive action resonated with a number of people who were at that watch party, especially for one student whose parents are illegal immigrants, but have been here for years and want … Continue reading »

Crowd Watches Immigration Announcement

EUGENE, Ore. — Throughout the state Thursday night crowds gathered to watch President Barack Obama’s immigration announcement. “They have to drive. They have to go to work. They have to take the kids to school. They have to go to church, but many of them are looking over their shoulders,” said Juan Carlos Valle, LULAC … Continue reading »

Obama to Unveil Immigration Plan

Click here at 5 p.m. to watch President Obama’s speech live. (CNN) — President Barack Obama is getting ready to deliver a speech Thursday night, where he plans to unveil executive action on immigration. “What I’m going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president,” Obama … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Rally on Nat’l Mall

(CNN) — Demonstrators convened in the nation’s capital Tuesday to demand Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform. The issue, which the House was expected to take up this month, has been eclipsed by the recent government shutdown and debt ceiling debate. Protesters gathered on the National Mall to demand the House pass an immigration law overhaul … Continue reading »

LULAC Talks Immigration Reform

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County leaders met with local Latin American citizens┬áSaturday morning┬áto discuss immigration reform. The town hall meeting with League of United Latin American Citizens was held at the Oregon Research Institute. State representative Val Hoyle as well as Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans were among the speakers. Evans says it’s important to … Continue reading »

Gov. Kitzhaber Signs Driver’s Card Bill

SALEM, Ore. — Immigration rights activists and the Latino community celebrated an historic victory at a May day rally at the state capitol. Demonstrators chanted “we did it” as Governor John Kitzhaber signed into law Senate Bill 833. “This bill is part of a larger vision where all Oregonians will get their shot at the … Continue reading »