Oregonians will vote on whether Oregon remains a “sanctuary state.” This statute was passed over 30 years ago to help stop people being arrested solely for being here illegally.
Today, people who are here illegally AND commit crimes are being set free to commit more crimes on law abiding citizens, thanks to the protection FROM the law this statute has morphed into. It was never intended to protect people who commit crimes other than being here illegally, but that’s exactly the way it’s working now and that’s wrong.
Repealing this sanctuary statute would not endanger . . .