In Oregon, we believe in fairness and looking out for our neighbors.
But if Initiative Petition 22 (IP 22) passes, it could open the door to racial profiling and families being torn apart, simply because someone is perceived to be an undocumented immigrant.
That’s not the Oregon way.
What a No Vote on IP 22 Means
IP 22 would throw out Oregon’s existing “sanctuary” law. This law passed with broad support from Republicans and Democrats and has been protecting Oregonians from unfair racial profiling for more than 30 years.
A No vote on IP 22 will keep the law in place, ensuring that:
- Local police personnel, funds, equipment and facilities are not used to pursue and detain people suspected only of violating federal immigration law.
- Oregonians cannot be stopped, detained or interrogated just because someone thinks they might be an undocumented immigrant.
- Local police can continue to hold people accountable, including both immigrants and non-immigrants, if they commit crimes and harm our community.
- Oregon taxpayer money will be kept in our communities and won’t be diverted to do the job of federal law enforcement.
Ramon Ramirez, Civil Rights Leader
"Before Oregon had this law, I saw immigration agents, aided by local police, busting down doors and grabbing people off the street, with no way of knowing their immigration status. My friends and neighbors, including U.S. citizens, were being harassed by local police demanding to see their papers.
There was a lot of fear back then. But this sanctuary law made things a lot better. If IP 22 passes, it would set Oregon back and I worry we could see an increase in profiling across the state."