Sunday, March 4, 2018

What the fuck is wrong with Portland?

Portland, apparently, is determined to out-California California when it comes to being a sanctuary city. Deputies in the county that includes Portland were investigated for -- sit down -- potentially cooperating with federal immigration officials. Amazingly, they were cleared of any "wrongdoing:"
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office cleared deputies of violating internal policies by tipping off immigration officials.
Multnomah County released a statement Friday saying the Sheriff's Office's investigation revealed that the deputies didn't intentionally break Sheriff Mike Reese's protocols around enforcing federal immigration law. Reese has directed all staff to not release any more information than is given to the general public or provide special access to immigration authorities if contacted by them, according to a staff memo obtained by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
I sat on this for a while because I had a hard time believing this could be true. Alas, it is. I don't know what the fuck is wrong with Portland. OK, maybe I do. Worse still is this line from the news report:
Multnomah County and Portland leaders have said that they are committed to remaining sanctuary jurisdictions for undocumented immigrants.
It remains unclear to me why cities or states that refuse to cooperate with federal law on immigration believe they should nonetheless continue to receive federal law enforcement money. But that's what they believe.

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