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Immigration a major topic at Bonamici town hall

September 17, 2018
In The News

Bonamici discussed the Family Case Management Program, a pilot program created in 2016 that aimed to keep families seeking asylum together. Former President Barack Obama created the program in response to a refugee crisis in Central America, and it was shut down last year.

“A lot of them are seeking asylum for religious persecution,” Bonamici said. “Isn’t that what United States is about?”

After the town hall, Bonamici discussed her opposition to Measure 105. She referenced a letter written by Washington County Sheriff Pat Garrett and District Attorney Kevin Barton opposing the repeal. Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin cited Garrett’s letter as a major reason for penning one of his own — co-signed by 15 other sheriffs from around the state — that supported the measure.

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