Press Releases and Updates

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Biden Must Overturn Trump Refugee Policies

Unite Oregon is outraged and horrified by President Biden's decision to continue Donald Trump's inhumane refugee admissions policy, breaking his promise to the public to reverse Trump's attacks on immigrants and refugees. Read more

Solidarity with Atlanta

Atlanta-area residents woke up to news Wednesday morning that an overnight shooting spree left eight people dead and another person injured. It appears that at least 6 of those killed were Asian women. We mourn for... Read more

Inauguration unveils new era; Unite Oregon encourages community vigilance

Unite Oregon issues community warning regarding rumors of extremist violence on inauguration day For Immediate Release Jan. 20, 2021 PORTLAND -- As the country transitions to new leadership at the federal level, Unite Oregon issues... Read more

Co-Founder Kayse Jama Steps Down

Unite Oregon’s first executive director, Kayse Jama, resigned this week to focus on his new role as State Senator in District 24 leaving behind an organizational infrastructure that sustains, fosters and grows collaboration for the... Read more

'Unite Oregon is All of Us'

Co-founder Kayse Jama steps down as Executive Director, says he’s confident in UO’s ongoing capacity to build leaders, protect human rights PORTLAND — Unite Oregon’s first executive director, Kayse Jama, resigned this week to focus... Read more

Unite Oregon Demands Resignation of Mark Shull

Unite Oregon’s Clackamas County Chapter demands that Commissioner Mark Shull immediately resign over his documented history of blatant racist and xenophobic sentiments and language. Read more

Unite Oregon Condemns Anti-Muslim Violence in New Zealand

       Unite Oregon condemns the horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand, which has killed nearly 50 people, and wounded dozens more during Friday prayers at two local mosques. We express our... Read more

UO calls for independent investigation of the PPB

Yesterday, the Willamette Week and Portland Mercury broke the story that a Portland Police officer worked closely with alt-right leader Joey Gibson. Read more

Unite Oregon responds to Commissioner Fish on the JTTF

February 11, 2019  Last week, Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish wrote an op-ed in support of Portland's participation in the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force, which we rejoined in 2015. With all due respect to... Read more

Unite Oregon condemns SCOTUS Muslim Ban 3.0 Decision

For Immediate Release: 6/26/2018 Contact: [email protected] or [email protected] Portland, OR Unite Oregon condemns the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Muslim Ban to remain in effect. Today's 5-4 decision reversed the injunction in December 2017 that prevented the Trump... Read more