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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

New report examines deficits, lawsuits, and diminished public safety from SB1070-type laws

Salem, Ore.--Last week, State Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer, District 25) introduced several bills in the Oregon Legislature. Particularly concerning is the proposed legislation mirrors the extreme policies of Arizona's SB1070 and would create a divisive political climate and hurt minority and immigrant communities in Oregon. The legislation would also force state officials to take the role of federal agents and put an economic burden on state and local government, businesses and local law enforcement.

Your State Can't Afford SB1070
To educate the public and policy makers on the harmful effects of Arizona-style SB1070-type legislation., the National Immigration Forum has introduced a new report titled Deficits, Lawsuits, Diminished Public Safety: Your State Can't Afford SB 1070.

The report examines the legal, political, and economic cost incurred by Arizona in the wake of the passage of SB 1070. It also discusses the threat SB 1070 poses to public safety in Arizona communities. A number of states are considering similar legislation, including Oregon, and this report takes a look at the political environment in those states.

Based in Washington D.C., the National Immigration Forum advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. Link here to download the full report from the Forum's website:


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