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Sanctuary City: What Does It Mean?

  • Central Library, U.S. Bank Room 801 Southwest 10th Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

Portland’s sanctuary city designation raises questions and controversy.
Why did the city adopt the designation and how does it affect immigrant
rights and law enforcement? Portland State University brings together
immigrant advocates, city officials and scholars in this panel discussion.


Nick Fish, Commissioner, City of Portland
Caroline van der Harten, SOAR Immigration Legal Services
Rae Anne Lafrenz, Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice
Mike Reese, Multnomah County Sheriff
Marc Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Portland State University, Department of History
Romeo Sosa, Executive Director, Voz
Vailey Oehlke, Director, Multnomah County Library
Alex Sager, Chair, Portland State University, Department of Philosophy

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