Every year, Oregon offers new homes and a new start to hundreds of refugees who have escaped intolerable conditions in their home countries. Now in late 2021 and 2022, we are preparing for resettling as many as 1,200 new Afghan refugees. When immigrants make their homes in Oregon, they make Oregon stronger. Even so, immigration policies remain a source of national controversy.
In November 2021, the League of Women Voters of Portland presented a panel discussion about the important ways in which Oregon helps immigrants and refugees. This episode features the following panelists: