Thursday, January 21, 2010
It looks like there may well be an immigration initiative on the Oregon ballot. According to the Oregon Supreme Court (Download Immig__and_date_geq__09_16_2),
"Initiative Petition 52, if enacted, would amend Oregon law in two different respects. First, it would provide that neither the state, nor any political subdivision of the state, may adopt a statute, regulation, or order that would `prohibit or limit any public official or public employee from cooperating with federal agencies or officials in the enforcement of federal immigration law.' Second, it would direct state election officials to `require satisfactory evidence of United States citizenship from any applicant who is registering to vote for the first time as an Oregon voter' and would specify the documents that would constitute such evidence of citizenship."
Stay tuned and we will let you know how this develops.