Oregon DOJ News

Oregon DOJ Receives 2nd Annual Sanctuary Promise Report from Criminal Justice Commission

Oregon was the first state in the nation to become a sanctuary state when leaders enacted a law in 1987 prohibiting state and local law enforcement and government agencies from assisting federal authorities with immigration enforcement. In 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 3265, dubbed Oregon’s “Sanctuary Promise Act” – to further strengthen existing sanctuary… View Article

Posted in Hate and Bias Crimes, Media Release on July 24, 2023

Attorney General Rosenblum Hosts her 3rd National Symposium on Student Debt Crisis

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum this week is hosting her third national symposium, called Student Debt 3.0, on the student debt crisis at the Porter Hotel in downtown Portland. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC), is attended by state AG offices, members of the legal community, policy advisors and national experts in… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on July 20, 2023

Statement from AG Rosenblum Regarding DOJ Victory on M114 In Federal Court

Great news from the federal court today! After a weeklong trial in early June, US District Court Judge Karin Immergut ruled that Oregon’s new gun safety laws are constitutional under the United States Constitution in their entirety. For now, Measure 114 remains on hold due to a state court order from Harney County. But our… View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on July 14, 2023

Oregon AG, other States and Feds Sue “Prehired” for Illegal Student Lending Practices

Allege that Borrowers were induced to take on debt based on false promises about jobs and income, Company engaged in bait-and-switch tactics on “income-share” loans Today Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced that Oregon is joining other states and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in suing a company called Prehired for deceptive marketing… View Article

Posted in Media Release on July 13, 2023

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and her Oregon Department of Justice to Focus More Directly on Oregon’s Most Vulnerable Children

In Oregon, when a child is not safe to remain at home due to abuse or neglect — either temporarily or permanently — the state has an obligation to step in. And when the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) does so, lawyers from the Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ) represent them in court proceedings…. View Article

Posted in Media Release, News on July 11, 2023