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DACA recipients nervous about future of the program

KTVL  Back in 2012, President Obama created the "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" or DACA program through an executive order. Read more

Out of the Shadows

MAIL TRIBUNE  There are an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. As debate rages over Trump’s policies to increase deportations of those with criminal histories, three local residents worry all immigrants are... Read more

Portland, Ore., Becomes First Major U.S. City to End All New Investment in Corporations

YES MAGAZINE Renato Quintero, a 50-year-old janitor in Portland, Oregon, has firsthand experience with private prison corporations. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Quintero immigrated to the United States and eventually became a citizen. But his family hasn’t... Read more

Wyden blasts Trump’s budget plan

MAIL TRIBUNE  Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., caught an overnight flight from Washington, D.C., so he could listen to the stories of Rogue Valley people who say they will be hurt by cuts in President Donald... Read more

Downtown Medford gets exclusion zone

THE NEWS REVIEW  Under threat of a lawsuit, the Medford City Council Thursday approved giving police the authority to ban people from the downtown for illegal conduct, though some councilors and audience members suggested the... Read more

Community Discusses Bill Banning Causeless Evictions With Senator DeBoer

KDRV  A recently passed house bill is making its way to the Senate-- and people right here in Southern Oregon are pleading with a local senator to support it. House bill 2004 prohibits landlords from... Read more

Guarding Immigrant Rights in the Trump Era

PORTLAND MERCURY  Since Trump took office, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents have stayed busy rounding up undocumented immigrants for deportation. Even so-called "dreamers" who have lived in the country nearly their entire lives... Read more

Oregon House OKs ban on most no-cause evictions

KTVZ  A controversial proposal to ban most no-cause evictions has passed the Oregon House. House Bill 2004 was approved Tuesday by a 31-27 vote and now heads to the Senate after weeks of contentious debate.... Read more

1000 Friends of Oregon, Metro collaborate to prepare community leaders in land use advocacy

METRO NEWS  For many community organizations, finding a meaningful way to engage with other diverse voices is never a straightforward task – but for 1000 Friends of Oregon and Metro, an initiative to prepare community leaders and... Read more

"SEE YOU IN COURT!": The Continuing Saga of the Trump Regime's Many, Many Legal Battles

PASTE MAGAZINE  Constant legal squabbles are nothing new to Trump. He’s been involved in thousands of lawsuits during his many years as a prominent international businessman. Read more