Last year, Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill assured Portlanders his office did not communicate with federal immigration agents.
“The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office does not notify or alert immigration officials or agencies regarding witnesses, victims or defendants with whom we come into contact,” he said in a statement in January 2017.
Underhill made the promise to assure undocumented immigrants living in Portland that they could report crimes and show up in court without risk of deportation. He was joined by other law enforcement agencies that want crime victims and witnesses to feel safe talking to local officials.
But records newly released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement show that Underhill’s office was doing what he pledged not to do.Read More (Offsite)