News and information affecting elections in Oregon.
The Oregon legislature just decided to give Oregon ID, permits and driver cards to illegal aliens despite the overwelming defeat of Measure 88 that also tried to give ID and licenses to illegal aliens in 2014. Measure 88 was defeated by 66% of the vote.
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Oregonians for Fair Elections is the sponsor of Initiative Petition #5 for the 2018 election cycle which requires all voters prove citizenship. Voters can learn about the petition at the website: http://www.oregoniansforfairelections.com where they can print, sign and mail their single singer petition to help qualify the petition for the 2018 ballot.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEDERAL ICE OFFICIALS LAWLESSLY FOIL FOIA REQUEST
Press Release 04-13-18:
Oregonians for Fair Elections,2570 Greenwood Road S. Independence, OR 97351, email@example.com
Because Governor Kate Brown and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum pushed for adoption in 2017 of House Bill 3464, which made it almost impossible to discover Oregon public records that reveal the identify “a person’s citizenship or immigration status,” researchers have turned to federal records on illegal aliens to compare those records with Oregon’s public voter registration database.
Unfortunately, even under President Trump, federal agencies continue to resist any efforts that could assist in identifying illegal alien voting. In fiscal year 2017, some ninety-five illegal aliens were prosecuted in Oregon for illegal re-entry after deportation.
When researchers asked the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to produce documents referring these cases for prosecution, ICE responded that the records were protected under the Federal Privacy Act, which protects the records of “individuals”. However, “individuals” are defined under the Federal Privacy Act to include “a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence” (5 U.S.C. § 552a(a)(1)), which cannot possibly refer to illegal aliens being prosecuted for illegal entry. Moreover, under the United States Constitution, secret trials are generally forbidden, and the public has the right to know the identity of criminal defendants.
Media interested in the federal government’s remarkable contortions to avoid any attempts to correlate illegal aliens with voting records are invited to contact Fernando Pineiro, ICE’s FOIA Public Liaison (866-633-1182).
FOIA Request Documents
Press Release PDF
Janice Dysinger, Oregonians for Fair Elections, 503-757-0670
IP5 Chief Petitioner James Buchal, 503-227-1011