ASTORIA, OR -- More than a third of Oregon’s Sheriffs want the state’s sanctuary law repealed. The Clatsop County Sheriff issued a letter Monday in which he and 15 other Sheriffs ask voters to throw out the 30-year-old Legislation.
Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson signed the letter supporting ballot measure 105
. Other counties represented are mostly rural, including Harney, Klamath and Lake counties. Click HERE
to read the full letter.
They cite the recent murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts
, allegedly at the hands of a man in the U.S. illegally. The statute bars Oregon law enforcement from arresting people whose only offense is being in the country illegally.