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Wed Apr 12, 2017, 11:12 PM

Portland to sue Trump administration

Portland plans to take a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order that says the administration will withhold federal grants from sanctuary cities that, like Portland, refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement.

At the urging of Mayor Ted Wheeler, the City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to join Seattle in suing over Trump's order, which the Seattle lawsuit asserts is unconstitutional. Commissioners Amanda Fritz and Dan Saltzman were absent.

"Five years ago, I never would have envisioned myself suing a president of the United States on an issue that I believe is an issue of morality, and yet here we are," Wheeler said. "It's very important that we're taking this action."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a March press conference that the federal government would also take "all lawful steps to claw back any funds" awarded to sanctuary cities.

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/portland_to_sue_trump_administ.html

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 11:23 PM

1. Proud to be an Oregonian...



...primary residence outside of Springfield, but we have a town house in Portland as well.

Dollars to donuts that Eugene joins the Portland/Seattle lawsuit as well.



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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 01:24 AM

3. I'm also proud to be an Oregonian!

Residence is on the coast. My county is red and this should really tick them off

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Response to 3Stones (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:11 PM

5. Me too!

Both the pride, and the being on the coast (Clatsop).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Apr 12, 2017, 11:48 PM

2. That's awesome!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 10:08 AM

4. Seattle and other cities are also suing

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Apr 13, 2017, 12:27 PM

6. Another Oregonian here,

supporting the sanctuary movement and the lawsuit.

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