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 »

Dozens Rally Against Hateful Flyers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents are taking a stand against what they say are hateful words popping up around town. “A Springfield individual distributed flyers at Springfield High School and at Native American and Latino events saying diversity is white genocide,” said Michael Carrigan, event organizer. The man taking responsibility for those flyers is retired … Continue reading »

LULAC Celebrates Young Adult Council

Eugene, Ore.– A local non-profit organization that advocates for Latino civil rights is celebrating a milestone. The League of United American Citizens, or LULAC, created the Young Adult Council. It’s the first of its kind in Oregon and it’s open to young adults in Lane County. The goal of this council is to guide youth towards … Continue reading »

LULAC Talks Immigration Reform

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County leaders met with local Latin American citizens Saturday morning to 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 »

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 »

Lane County Establishes LULAC Council

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County made Oregon history Wednesday by becoming the first county with a League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council. Local officials, including Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg, turned out for the installation of officers. LULAC was first established in 1929. There are now 900 councils nationwide working to ensure civil, immigrant, … Continue reading »