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Friday, May 22, 2009

Local Blog gets National Attention for Exposé on Immigration Restrictionist Group

Today, a local blog titled Opposing Bigotry has received national attention for an exposé they did on Oregonians for Immigration Reform. Imagine 2050, a project of the Center for New Community, ran a story about how the Oregon based immigration restrictionist group seized on the tragedy of a woman being raped to further their own political agenda.

According to the article, in response to media reports about the rape, OFIR went after the owner of a Milwaukie Wendy’s protesting the alleged "failure" of the restaurant to investigate the immigration status of their employees. The author of the article asked, “Do OFIR’s calls actually have anything to do with an interest in women’s rights, worker safety, or justice?”

Get the full story by linking here and here.



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