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Kate Brown on Immigration

 

 


Oregon will accept refugees and help them rebuild lives

Oregon will continue to accept refugees. They seek safe haven and we will continue to open the doors of opportunity to them. As Oregonians, it is our moral obligation to help them rebuild their lives. In Oregon we will continue to abide by federal laws regarding resettlement. Oregon does not have a direct role or act independently of the federal government.
Source: The Advocate on 2016 Oregon gubernatorial race , Nov 18, 2015

Open the doors of opportunity for Syrian refugees

Gov. Kate Brown broke her silence on the controversy over resettling Syrian refugees, saying that Oregon will "open the doors of opportunity" for displaced people. "Clearly, Oregon will continue to accept refugees," Brown tweeted. "They seek safe haven and we will continue to open the doors of opportunity for them." Brown posted a second tweet: "The words on the Statue of Liberty apply in Oregon just as they do in every other state."

In a letter to Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, Brown said she has neither the authority nor the will to keep Syrian refugees from resettling in Oregon. "As Oregonians, it is our moral obligation to help them rebuild their lives," Brown wrote. "In Oregon we will continue to abide by federal laws regarding resettlement. Oregon does not have a direct role or act independently of the federal government."

Brown's statements came as a wave of mostly Republican governors across the U.S. have sought to close state borders to Syrian refugees.

Source: The Oregonian on Syrian refugees: 2016 Oregon governor race , Nov 17, 2015

Expand state college aid to undocumented students

Excerpts from The Oregonian:

Status:Passed Senate, 17-12-1; passed Assembly 34-25-1; Signed by the Governor 8/12/2015

Source: The Oregonian on Oregon legislative voting records: SB 9 , Jul 22, 2015

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