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Time to dispel myths about immigration law, immigrants’ lives

As immigration attorneys, we hear many common myths and misconceptions about immigration law, several of which have been repeated in recent letters to the editor published in this paper. In order for us to have any kind of responsible debate or discussion about immigration, we need to start with understanding the realities facing immigrant communities in America.

Letters to the Editor for March 8

Giving shelter; ‘Follow the money’; Waiting for Walden; more

Letters to the Editor for March 4

Where’s Walden?; Keep ACA coverage; Support HB 2131; more

Election 2017: Local officials engaged in community drive good decision-making

Thank you to the Hood River News (Feb. 25) for promoting the many opportunities to serve in the upcoming local election.

Letters to the Editor for March 1

No calls back; A Russia link; Controlled; more

Editor's Notebook: Inside a tense moment during an otherwise peaceful protest march

Oblige me while I weigh in on a letter to the editor published during my week of vacation at the end of February.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 25

Press is our ally; Report is ‘dishonest’; Who is to say?; more

Filing Time: Now is the time to get involved in the critical work of local politics

Local elections head into deep waters on May 16.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 22

Keep the forest; Congratulations; more

Honoring Loyalty: Oregon rightfully saves the date: Feb. 19: Our necessary ‘Day of Remembrance’

The words from 1980 echo today: the promulgation of Executive Order 9066 was not justified by military necessity and that the decision to issue the order was shaped by “race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.”

Legislative Letter: Elliott Forest should have followed Hood River model

Last week, Oregonians from all sides erupted over one topic: The Elliott State Forest. It’s an 80,000 acre forested parcel located near the Southern Oregon coast — and it will soon be in private hands when the State Land Board sells it for $220.8 million.

Rezoning Morrison Park: on a path of separation by income

Is the City of Hood River aware of where it’s heading with its affordable housing policies? Consider the city’s application for rezoning Morrison Park to R-3. It may not be obvious at first, but approval of this proposal will be a major step toward separating the people in Hood River by income.

Resistance goes mainstream

When reality show celebrity Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, many of us who professionally and passionately work for peace and justice knew that it was once again time to ramp up nonviolent resistance.

Letters to the Editor for Feb. 18

Irony; Speak for housing; Save Morrison Park; more

HB 2131: ‘Insurance and protection that is needed’

Here is the full text of the letter from the City of Hood River to State Dist. 52 Rep. Mark Johnson (R-Hood River). Copies were also sent to State Sen. Chuck Thomsen (R-Hood River) and members of the House Energy and Environment Committee:

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