A bill that would limit the assistance of schools, courts and other public agencies in federal immigration enforcement passed the Oregon House of Representatives Tuesday.
Under the bill, public institutions would be prohibited from disclosing personal information such as a workplace or phone number to federal immigration authorities unless that disclosure is required by federal law.
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The bill was introduced by Reps. Teresa Alonso Leon, D-Woodburn, and Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, and passed 35-23 along party lines, with two Republicans absent. It was debated at length on the House floor Tuesday morning.
Alonso Leon and Hernandez, along with 26 House and seven Senate Democrats also sponsoring the bill, aim to provide guidance to public agencies on how to deal with immigration authorities. They also wish to
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