Three Facts to Know about Oregon Police and Immigration Enforcement

Will local and state Oregon police actively “round up” immigrants who do not have status for deportation under a Trump administration? Do they stop and question people they suspect are undocumented now? In short, the answer, for the last 30 years in Oregon, is NO. Here are three facts about local police and immigration enforcement that will hopefully calm some concerns. …

DREAMers and the Fate of DACA under Trump

There is a lot of concern about what will happen to immigration law and practice now that Trump is our President elect and that Republicans have majorities in both the Senate and Congress. Hecht & Norman believe that there are actually sound reasons to be hopeful about immigration reform that would help DREAMers and many others too. What is the …

WE STAND WITH REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES

Like many of our allies in the movement for immigrant and refugee rights, Hecht & Norman has concerns about how our new President will resolve issues concerning immigration and we strongly support our friends at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) who prepared this helpful overview and call-to-action for anyone who supports refugee and immigrant rights: ******* In …

THE ADMINISTRATION’S DAPA AND EXPANDED DACA PROGRAMS

On November 20, 2014, President Obama asked the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to undertake a rigorous review of our current immigration system, to expand the current Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and establish a Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.  For more information about these programs follow …

Court Hears Oral Arguments On The President’s DACA/DAPA Programs

April 17, 2015 The 5th Circuit United States Court of Appeals sitting in New Orleans heard oral arguments on President Obama’s DACA/DAPA executive programs.  A judge of a lower federal court had approved an injunction order, blocking the implementation of the President’s programs.  Appealing the lower’s court injunction order, lawyers for the administration argued that the State of Texas had no …

Raquel Hecht On Presidential Program

November 24, 2014 Raquel Hecht was interviewed by KEZI TV, an ABC affiliate, regarding the new Presidential decree.  She explained how the immigration system is currently broken in many ways, such as how the wait time for many immigrants is too long.  For example, the wait for Mexican sons and daughters of U.S. citizens to immigrate legally is currently approximately …

New Immigration Reform

November 21, 2014 On November 20, 2014, President Obama asked the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General to undertake a rigorous review of our current immigration system.  For more information on the President’s initiatives, follow  these links:                                     …

Immigration Meeting With Congresswoman From El Salvador

Alison Hall Sundby met with Emma Julian Fabian, congresswoman from El Salvador who is running for Mayor of the municipality of Colon, La Libertad, El Salvador, as well as with Alejandra Lily Bautista, Co-Director of Voz Hispana Cambio Comunitario, Christine Dieker, Executive Director of the Keizer Chamber, among other distinguished members of the community.