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Repeals law limiting use of state/local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws

Oregon Ballot Measure - Measure 105

Election: Nov. 6, 2018 (General)

Outcome: Failed

Categories:

Criminal Justice
Immigration

Summary


Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote repeals law limiting (with exceptions) use of state/local law enforcement resources for detecting/apprehending persons suspected only of violating federal immigration laws.

Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote retains law limiting (with exceptions) use of state /local law enforcement resources for detecting/apprehending persons suspected only of violating federal immigration laws.

Summary:
Measure repeals ORS 181A.820, which limits (with exceptions) the use of state and local law enforcement money, equipment and personnel for "detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law" pertains to their immigration status. Current exceptions allow using law enforcement resources to:
*Detect or apprehend persons accused of violating federal immigration laws who are also accused of other violations of law;
*Arrest persons "charged by the United States with a criminal violation of federal immigration laws" who are "subject to arrest for the crime pursuant to a warrant of arrest issued by a federal magistrate";
*Communicate with federal immigration authorities to verify immigration status of arrested persons or "request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of" federal immigration officials.

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