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According to this morning's Eugene Register-Guard, employers from around Oregon have formed an immigrant rights coalition called the Oregon Essential Worker Immigration Coalition. The purpose of the coalition to to give employers a collective in a debate that has anti-immigrant opponents on one side, and Hispanic and immigrant-rights activists on the other. The coalition will launch its research, public-relations and lobbying efforts.
Oregon employers launch immigrant-rights coalition
By David Steves The Register-Guard
January 23, 2008
SALEM — Restaurants, nurseries and other Oregon employers are jumping into the state’s roiling immigration debate, bringing pro-business credentials to the fight against proposals seen as hostile to foreign-born workers and their families.
The Oregon Essential Worker Immigration Coalition is planning a February launch of its research, public-relations and lobbying efforts — all meant to add the voices of employers to a debate that’s largely pitted illegal-immigration opponents on one side, and Hispanic and immigrant-rights activists on the other. >>read entire article