Universal Representation Coming Soon!
SB 1543 passed the Oregon legislature with bipartisan support.Equity Corps of Oregon
Exclusion and Fear
Unjust and unfair practices have excluded and marginalized Oregon’s immigrant communities. Due process for immigrants has been under attack for decades.
Fear of deportation, family separation, and losing a job permeates immigrant communities--particularly communities of color. Families and communities are destabilized, Oregon’s business and economy are harmed, schools are hurt, and unfair and unjust deportations cost Oregon employers millions of dollars in lost productivity, lost investments, disruptions to training and microenterprises, and lost sales.
Embedding Access to Justice in the Community
A permanent statewide Universal Navigation & Representation program embeds access to justice in the community. Universal representation promotes immigrant inclusion, immigrant justice, and Oregon’s collective prosperity.
Wrap-around Support Services
Combining direct assistance and referral services for stabilization, financial & emotional support to achieve success in representation.
Community-based Immigrant Legal Services
Embedding Oregon law graduates into community organizations to provide immigrant legal services where the community lives.
Together we can defeat exclusion and fear. Together we can create immigrant access to justice. Together we can advance our collective prosperity through a permanent statewide Universal Representation program.
The Universal Representation proposal has been endorsed by:
The Universal Representation program is supported by
- The Governor of Oregon in her Recommended Budget
- FairShot Oregon Coalition
- The Oregon Racial Justice Council