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.