Sanctuary law repeal petition makes 2018 ballot

Oregonians for Immigration Reform Press Release,

The measure, which has garnered national attention, will give voters the chance to repeal Oregon Revised Statute 181A.820, the state’s illegal-immigrant sanctuary law.

Today, after more than a week of required signature review by the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections officials, the committee learned that the initiative has earned a place on the Nov. 2018 General Election ballot.

Over a week ago, the Repeal Oregon’s Sanctuary Law Committee announced it had submitted to the Oregon Secretary of State enough signatures to potentially qualify Initiative Petition 22 as a measure on the November 2018 statewide ballot.

“Today was another hurdle to clear in the culmination of a year-long, volunteer effort. Across the state, hundreds of grassroots Oregonians worked to gather the signatures of tens of thousands of voters. All are eager to end Oregon’s sanctuary policy and see their state do its part to combat, not promote, illegal immigration by freeing our police and sheriffs to cooperate fully with Federal immigration authorities to enforce U.S. immigration law,” said Cynthia Kendoll, authorized agent of the repeal committee and president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, which spearheaded the signature-gathering effort.

Oregonians for Immigration Reform, founded in 2000, engages representatives at all levels of government for policies that would end illegal immigration and return legal immigration to our traditional levels of 230,000 per year. In 2014, the group spearheaded a Citizen’s Veto Referendum – Measure 88 and, with a 66% NO vote, overturned the state law that would have given state issued photo ID in the form of driver cards to illegal aliens in Oregon.