Border Crisis: Deportation Process

(CNN) — Fifty-two thousand–that’s how many unaccompanied children the Department of Homeland Security says have crossed into the U.S. just since October. It’s right at double the amount from the same period a year early. Many are caught by border patrol and placed at detention facilities where they are held, screened and cataloged. But then … Continue reading »

School May Temporarily House Immigrants

HOUSTON — Texas is getting mixed reviews from residents about the idea of temporarily housing illegal immigrant children in an unused school in Houston. The shuttered school is located on the city’s northeast side. According to a congressional email received by KPRC, federal and local authorities were expected to conduct an initial assessment of the … Continue reading »

6 Arrested in Immigration Protests

(CNN) — The busloads of detained immigrants never arrived. For that, six protesters and counterprotesters got themselves arrested, Murrieta police said. Almost all day Friday, two factions of demonstrators endured a hot July 4th holiday verbally sparring over an anticipated convoy of buses carrying detained immigrants who are a part of a surge in illegal … Continue reading »

Merkley Talks Immigration

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After the United States Senate passed an immigration reform bill on Thursday, one Senator began traveling through Oregon to discuss the bill’s impact on the state’s forest industry. The national immigration bill is composed of different sections, and one amendment, S.891 American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2013, sponsored by U.S. … Continue reading »

Demonstrators March in May Day Rally

EUGENE, Ore. — People all across the country are celebrating May Day Wednesday by rallying for workers rights among other issues. The day was marked by an historic bill signing in Salem and marches throughout the state. At the old federal building in downtown Eugene, demonstrators made their way in a march of solidarity from … Continue reading »

Lawmakers Unveil Immigration Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — Congressional leaders unveiled a bi-partisan bill Tuesday addressing immigration reform. It took months of behind-the-scenes negotiations to get the draft together. President Obama called on the Senate to quickly pass the bill. In Eugene, local organizations also support the so-called Gang of 8’s bill. “Our community has waiting for too many years … Continue reading »

Demonstrators Urge Immigration Reform

EUGENE, Ore. — Advocates for immigration reform demonstrated outside of Congressman Peter DeFazio’s office Wednesday. It was a way for them to thank DeFazio for his previous commitment to immigration reform and to ask for continued support of undocumented workers. Demonstrators told their personal stories of coming to the United States. Organizers say the goal … Continue reading »