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Hales: ‘I welcome refugee children to Oregon’
kgw.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Sara Roth

Posted on 07/30/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

PORTLAND – Portland Mayor Charlie Hales personally backed Gov. Kitzhaber’s position on welcoming refugee children to the state Wednesday.

Last week, Oregon took in 50 immigrant kids who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, supporting them as they await legal proceedings.

Kitzhaber said he welcomed the children with open arms. Senator Jeff Merkley also supported the governor's position.

On Wednesday, Hales weighed in.

“Immigration is a federal issue. The City of Portland has no official position on this topic,” he said. “But I’m not just a mayor. I’m a father. And speaking as a father, I stand with Gov. John Kitzhaber and welcome these refugee children to Oregon.”

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TOPICS: US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 07/30/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Good grief.....
Do we even have leadership that gives a $hit about what Americans think?


2 posted on 07/30/2014 6:45:03 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Isn't that wonderful. Imagine 50. Holly crap. How about a few thousands of the 100,000 that came over last year and still coming. You are so generous, Wow!
3 posted on 07/30/2014 6:45:44 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Apparently the regime’s plan is to have these kids so spread across the country nobody will be able to find them to deport.


4 posted on 07/30/2014 6:46:04 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Tailgunner Joe

50? We’ll see who’s smiling when there are 50,000 in his state.


5 posted on 07/30/2014 6:46:46 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

Hales: ‘I welcome refugee children to Oregon. I’m going to take in 10 of those cute little boys with the tattoos and five-o’clock shadows’


6 posted on 07/30/2014 6:46:57 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Let Kitzhaber, Hales and Merkley put these illegals up in their homes if they feel that strongly about it!


7 posted on 07/30/2014 6:48:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

ref·u·gee

noun
noun: refugee; plural noun: refugees

a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT by Vision (Living in beauty)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He welcomes them into YOUR home and YOUR neighborhood to be fed and clothed with YOUR dollars. Such frauds!


9 posted on 07/30/2014 6:48:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"I welcome rapidly spreading cancer cells in my pancreas!"

It's pretty much like that.

10 posted on 07/30/2014 6:49:38 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Well as my Dad (RIP) used to say

A Kennedy is someone who wants to give poor people your money and get credit for doing it.


11 posted on 07/30/2014 6:49:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Immigration is a federal issue. The City of Portland has no official position on this topic

But the inevitable burglary, theft, drug trafficking, and creation of no-go zones in your city may require you to adopt a position.

Pssst by the way - the federal government isn't enforcing the law. So it's your issue whether you want it or not.

12 posted on 07/30/2014 6:52:08 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

No. I’m beginning to think the the comspiracy theorists aren’t so crazy after all about them saying there is a global cabal. :/


13 posted on 07/30/2014 6:54:51 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Hey Oregon, you might want to look what’s happened to the southwestern states because of illegal immigration, and maybe you won’t be so enthusiastic about having them enter your state.


14 posted on 07/30/2014 6:57:53 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: DaxtonBrown
We’ll see who’s smiling when there are 50,000 in his state.

He will still be smiling. You don't understand these guys if you think they only want a few for window dressing. Their only concern would be if too many arrive at one time.

15 posted on 07/30/2014 7:01:43 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Why else would they promote this insanity?
I thought they were crazy for years also, not sure anymore.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 7:01:51 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Only 50? Oregon is looking more desirable than California, Arizona or Texas, if you can ignore all the stoned tree huggers.

All this is is one big GIANT 'HISPANIC ARSE KISS' by the Democrat politicians. Thank God I will have exited this world by the time the Hispanics completely conquer the Western United States or perhaps all of it WITH THE WHITE MAN'S HELP.

17 posted on 07/30/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Logical me

So these @sses are going to spend their personal after tax money to raise these kids? What does it cost now to raise a kid? I seem to recall the number 250k a while back.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 7:18:06 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Send ALL the illegals to Oregon,,esp Portland. Why not? They are being welcomed there,,go for it!

Uh Oh. That really messes up Obama’s plan to over run the red states with his newest fans....

Oregon will be getting a call from the WH soon.


19 posted on 07/30/2014 7:22:05 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wonder how much compensation all these “refugee” lovers are being paid under the table...


20 posted on 07/30/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They are not immigrant children. They are illegal aliens.


21 posted on 07/30/2014 7:32:26 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Is the GOP actually TRYING to lose in 2014 and 2016?)
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To: nascarnation

That’s a liberal in general. They not only want credit. It makes them feel good to give people your money. I have a stepdaughter who used to ask for stuff to give away. She never liked it when she was told she could give away anything she wants as long as she earns it. She still doesn’t earn anything and she’s 38 years old.


22 posted on 07/30/2014 7:34:32 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I doubt any will be moving in with Kitzhaber or Hales.


23 posted on 07/30/2014 7:42:46 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Mark O. Hatfield were still around, he’d be welcoming them too. Oregonians never learn.


24 posted on 07/30/2014 7:43:14 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: CivilWarBrewing

You are so right about the “white man’s help”; they are too confused to know what they are doing.


25 posted on 07/30/2014 7:44:36 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: dowcaet
Hey Oregon, you might want to look what’s happened to the southwestern states because of illegal immigration, and maybe you won’t be so enthusiastic about having them enter your state.

Nay, Oregonians are just transplanted New Englanders; they will never learn.

26 posted on 07/30/2014 7:45:30 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
He welcomes them into YOUR home and YOUR neighborhood to be fed and clothed with YOUR dollars. Such frauds!

While HE goes home to his gated community.

27 posted on 07/30/2014 7:45:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Theodore R.

And Cali.


28 posted on 07/30/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Speaking as a father”, Mayor Hales, don’t you think the kindest thing to do is to return these children to their fathers and mothers rather than house them in an impersonal dormitory being attended to by border agents?!?!?!?


29 posted on 07/30/2014 7:59:40 PM PDT by randita ("Is a nation without borders a nation?"...Noonan)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

As they say “Keep Portland Weird”.


30 posted on 07/30/2014 8:19:13 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wjcsux

Wierd


31 posted on 07/30/2014 8:23:38 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I take it Hales and Kitzhaber are big time commie lib ‘RATs and big fans of M13 gangbangers.


32 posted on 07/30/2014 9:04:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

All three are hardcore Marxists who would love to see the border eliminated.


33 posted on 07/30/2014 10:07:18 PM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: colorado tanker

“Apparently the regime’s plan is to have these kids so spread across the country nobody will be able to find them to deport.”..........

BINGO! We have a winner.


34 posted on 07/31/2014 4:04:44 AM PDT by DaveA37
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