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There Goes the Neighborhood: September 29, 2017

Imagine2050 Staff • Sep 29, 2017

There Goes the Neighborhood is a weekly series from Imagine 2050 staff highlighting upcoming nativist events.

This week, government employees speak with an anti-immigrant group in Oregon.

On Saturday, September 30, anti-immigrant group Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) will hold a meeting in Salem, Oregon.

According to an announcement published on OFIR’s website, the meeting will feature representatives from two federal agencies: Melissa Nitsch and Quinn Andrus, community relations officers for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, respectively. OFIR’s announcement claims the two will discuss what the immigration agents can “do – and not do, while enforcing immigration laws in Oregon.”

Both Nitsch and Andrus will be “prepared to separate the real facts from the fear fanning fiction about ICE operating in Oregon,” the announcement adds.

OFIR is currently working to place a referendum on so-called sanctuary city policies on the November 2018 ballot in Oregon. As The Oregonian reported in August, OFIR’s efforts have received financial support from U.S. Inc., the philanthropic foundation of John Tanton, a white nationalist and founder of the organized anti-immigrant movement.

The group hosted Jessica Vaughan, of the Tanton-founded anti-immigrant think tank Center for Immigration Studies, in April.

Additional information on this event and others can be found in the map below. A red star indicates events scheduled for next week.

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