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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Nick Participates on Multnomah County Library Sanctuary City Panel

March 1, 2018

Yesterday evening, Nick was honored to be a panelist for a discussion on sanctuary cities.

The discussion, which was part of Multnomah County Library’s “Everyone Reads” program and hosted by Portland State University, looked at what being a sanctuary city means for Portland and our community.

The panel brought together a diverse group of community leaders including Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, immigration attorney Caroline van der Harten, Rae Anne Lafrenz from the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice, Romeo Sosa from Voz, and PSU professors Marc Rodriguez and Alexander Sager.

In March of last year, City Council declared Portland a Sanctuary City. It reaffirms a long-standing state law that prohibits the use of public dollars to enforce federal immigration laws.

Sanctuary City Panel

Sanctuary City Panel. From left to right: Rae Anne Lafrenz, Commissioner Fish, Caroline van der Harten, Sheriff Reese, Marc Rodriguez, Romeo Sosa, and Alexander Sager.