Dear IMIrJ Washington County,
Last week, voters in Washington County voted overwhelmingly to uphold Oregon's 31-year-old sanctuary law.
The week before that, plainclothes ICE agents were at the Washington County courthouse again, where they arrested an immigrant community member inside the courthouse, without a warrant.
Next week, people of faith and goodwill throughout our county will be back at the courthouse to celebrate the defeat of Measure 105, amplify our demand that ICE stay out of our courthouses and out of our communities, hear the testimony of impacted community members, and present local officials with a statement regarding recent arrests. Join us:
Sanctuary Everywhere Vigil
Monday, November 19th
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Washington County Courthouse
123 E Main St, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Organized by Hillsboro United Methodist Church and Las Naciones.
Please help spread the word in your communities this weekend. A strong showing will:
- demonstrate to ICE that we will not stand silently by as they violate our communities' commitment to Sanctuary Everywhere,
- show local officials that they have community support to make our courthouse a safe space for immigrants, and
- let our immigrant kin know that Washington County faith communities have their backs.
Your IMIrJ Washington County Leadership Team
Rev. Jorge Rodriguez, Cristina Delgado, Rev. Adam Hange, Marilyn Grendele, Sarah Loose, Rev. Ron Werner