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  • Oregon Delegation to Portland ICE: Do Not Deport Our Dreamers
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR-5), along with Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and Reps. Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Peter DeFazio (OR-04) today sent a letter calling on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s Portland Field Office to refrain from conducting mass, untargeted deportation raids, and to avoid targeting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, known as Dreamers, and their families. “[The Administration’s recent announcement to eliminate DA... Read more

  • Oregon Democrats Condemn Donald Trump Refugee, Immigration Orders
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Members of Oregon's congressional delegation have all released statements about President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration and refugee travel. Oregon's sole Republican in Congress, Rep. Greg Walden, was the only member of the delegation who did not condemn the orders, issued Friday. The president's actions set off days of protests in Oregon and around the country. On Monday, several Democrats joined a candlelight vigil outside the Supreme Court building. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Me... Read more

  • Rep. Kurt Schrader Calls President Donald Trump's Border Wall "A Stupid Idea"
    Posted in Schrader in the News on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, National Defense, Immigration, Trade

    On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced plans to follow through with his campaign pledge to add to the existing wall between the U.S. and Mexico, at a cost of around $15 billion. U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.)'s tweet this morning is pretty self-explanatory. Schrader represents Oregon's Fifth District, which covers a wide swath of the Willamette Valley, where agricultural interests depend on immigrant labor, and the parts of the Cascades and the Coast Range, where migrant workers often... Read more

  • Schrader Responds to President's Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Defense, Energy & Environment, Immigration, Healthcare Resources Center, Small Business, Transportation & Infrastructure, Trade

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address tonight. Schrader entered office in 2009, when Obama was sworn in for his first term as President. “Our country is in a much stronger position than it was 7 years ago. We’ve added over 14 million private sector jobs since 2008 and in the last two years have experienced the strongest private sector job growth since 1997 to 1999. Unemployment has dropped from 10 to 5... Read more

  • Schrader Praises Passage of Homeland Security Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) applauded the passage of a bill to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of Fiscal Year 2015. The measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 257-167. “I’m relieved that the House could finally come together today and pass a bill to ensure that DHS remains fully operational,” said Congressman Schrader. “Nearly shutting down an agency with the crucial responsibility of ensuring our nation’s security wa... Read more

  • Schrader: House DHS Proposal Irresponsible, Dead On Arrival
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget, Deficit Reduction & Fiscal Reform, National Defense, Immigration

    U.S. Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-05) today voted against a plan from House Republicans that ties funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with proposals to reverse actions taken by President Barack Obama to fix our broken immigration system. Read more

  • Schrader Joins House Leaders To Unveil Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-OR) today joined Democratic House leaders to unveil comprehensive immigration reform legislation, of which Schrader is an original cosponsor. H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, is similar to legislation that was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in the Senate in June. “Despite the partisan standstill in Washington right now, comprehensive immigration reform still has a fighting chance to pass through this C... Read more

  • Faith, Politics & Comprehensive Immigration Reform
    Posted in Op-Eds on March 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    I just returned from Congressman John Lewis' Faith and Politics Pilgrimage to Alabama and was deeply moved by the experience. Fifty years ago, courageous Americans stepped out of their comfort zone and confronted an unjust segregation system that not only debased black America, but white America as well. I was struck by the intimate stories of complacency toward an immoral social norm by white businessmen and the church. I was amazed by the bravery of the black youth that saved a floundering dow... Read more