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Benton ‘sanctuary’ changes nothing

Written December 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

For symbolism without substance, few actions will beat the “declaration of sanctuary” by the Benton County Board of Commissioners. Maybe the declaration makes some people feel better, but it changes nothing in the real world.


Oregon and the “sanctuary” issue

Written July 14th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

The Center for Immigration Studies, an independent research organization in Washington, claims Linn County and most of Oregon offer “sanctuary” to illegal immigrants. Does this make Oregon just like San Francisco, where a felon from Mexico in this country illegally was allowed to go free and then shot a young woman dead on July 1? I can’t say, but […]


 
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