The Portland NLG is a member of The Safe Communities Project, a coalition of Immigrants’ and civil rights organizations including: Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland Central America solidarity Committee, Portland Jobs with Justice, and VOZ: workers Rights Education Project. To contact the Safe Communities Project call 503 236 7916.
This paper addresses the consequences of Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) presence in Multnomah County Jail
from the standpoint of community safety. This presence impedes
community policing goals, damages relations with Multnomah
County’s immigrant communities, and may be in violation of
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