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Monday, July 1, 2019
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Response from City Council Regarding ICE Threats

Dear Portlanders,
President Trump has announced his intention to increase deportations throughout the country in coming weeks. To be clear, these policies cause irreparable harm to affected Portlanders, their loved ones, and our communities at large. The City of Portland is proud to stand with our immigrant communities as we continue to reject the hateful rhetoric and actions of this administration.
As affirmed by our 2017 Welcoming, Inclusive, Sanctuary City resolution, we know that we are safer, healthier, and more prosperous when we commit to the inclusion and protection of all our residents. Last year, we were proud to launch Oregon’s first removal defense program, in partnership with Equity Corps of Oregon, Multnomah County, and many community partners. We are also proud to continue standing with our immigrant communities in times of celebration to highlight their many contributions to the fabric of our City.
In coming months, we ask all Portlanders to be mindful about sharing accurate information to avoid stoking additional fear and trauma. We are proud of how Portlanders continue to show up for one another—through legislative action, financial contributions, peaceful demonstrations, and volunteer time. These times require the best of all of us and we commit to continuing to represent and defend the rights of everyone in our community.
Mayor Wheeler
Commissioner Eudaly
Commissioner Fish
Commissioner Fritz
Commissioner Hardesty

You Have Rights

Know Your Rights


Whether you are engaging in your community as an individual, a worker, an educator, an employer, or a health care provider, you have rights and a role to play in ensuring your safety and the safety of those around you.


The Oregon Immigration Resource website has links to videos, handouts, and guides to help you understand your rights in different circumstances. Check them out using the links below.

Resources in English
Recursos en Español

Make A Plan

The best plan is the one you never need to use. As Commissioner Eudaly shared above in her statement, Portland is not currently on the list of targeted cities. That said, it never hurts to prepare. Following are guides to creating a family preparedness plan.

Family Preparedness Plan (English)
Plan de Preparación Familiar (Español)

Support All Portlanders

Portland United Against Hate is a coalition of 70 community-based organizations, neighborhood groups, and the City of Portland's Office of Community & Civic Life. Our mission is to track, respond to, and prevent acts of hate while providing the support that our communities need.

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