Reporting Sanctuary Promise Violations to the Hotline

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Whether it happened to you or to someone else, we can all help track sanctuary promise violations.

Everyone has the right to live safely in Oregon.  Oregon’s sanctuary laws promise safety, human rights, and dignity for all.

If you or someone you know was targeted in violation of Oregon’s Sanctuary Promise laws, please call 1-844-924-STAY/1-844-6-AMPARO or report online at or

On the Oregon Department of Justice’s Sanctuary Promise hotline, you can report a suspected violation, receive support, and be connected to resources. The Oregon Department of Justice may open an investigation into the violation.

Sanctuary Promise Response Hotline

1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829)
Spanish Direct Line: 1-844-626-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276)

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Sanctuary Promise Response Hotline

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Report a Sanctuary Promise Violation

Since 1987, Oregon has officially been a sanctuary state that supports immigrant and refugee communities by prioritizing human rights, dignity, and safety.

The Sanctuary Promise Act », signed into law on July 19, 2021, strengthens the existing state sanctuary laws. It restricts the collection and prohibits sharing of information related to a person’s national origin, immigration or citizenship status. Oregon state and local public resources and personnel, including state and local government offices and law enforcement agencies, are prohibited from being used for immigration enforcement.

If you suspect a violation of Oregon’s sanctuary laws, we want to hear from you.  Suspected violations can be reported through this online portal (available in 9 languages by using the language menu in the upper righthand corner of this screen) or the Sanctuary Promise Hotline at 1-844-924-STAY (1-844-924-7829). Call us in any language.  We have a direct access Spanish language website at with a Spanish direct dial hotline at 1-844-6-AMPARO (1-844-626-7276).

To report ICE activity in the community, contact Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, PIRC » at 1-888-622-1510.

Examples of violations to Oregon Sanctuary Promise Laws include:

  • Investigation or interrogation by police for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Most inquiries, storing, or sharing of information about national origin, immigration or citizenship status by police or state or local government;
  • Civil arrest without a judicial warrant/order from a court facility;
  • Arrests by federal immigration of a person on their way to or from court or while at court;
  • Police collaboration with federal authorities for immigration enforcement purposes;
  • Denial of services, benefits, or privileges to a person in jail or on probation/parole based on immigration status;
  • Police establishing coordinated traffic stops or traffic perimeters to enforce federal immigration laws; or
  • State or local government or police failing to document or report requests from a federal immigration agency relating to immigration enforcement;

How your data is stored, protected, and used on the hotline (click for more information).

    Report a Sanctuary Promise Violation

    Information About The Victim/Targeted Person

    Note: The targeted person's identity will not be shared publicly by ODOJ, but will be used and shared with the state/local government agency during the course of any investigation ODOJ opens. It will not be shared with federal immigration agencies or otherwise be shared to assist with immigration enforcement. If a specific person was not targeted in the violation, you can simply put “general public” as first and last names.

    *First name of targeted person/victim:

    Middle name of targeted person/victim:

    *Last name of targeted person/victim:

    DOB of targeted person/victim:

    *Targeted person/victim's preferred language:

    *Is the targeted person currently in custody?

    YesNoI don't know

    Where is the targeted person in custody?

    *Does the targeted person have an attorney?

    YesNoI don't know

    Name of targeted person's attorney:

    Attorney's phone number:

    Attorney's email:

    Information About The Possible Violation

    *Date of violation (estimated date is fine; retroactive reports to 07/19/2021 are allowed):

    *Please briefly describe the violation:

    *What type of state/local agency violated the Sanctuary Promise law?

    *Name of violating agency (e.g., Multnomah County Public Health):


    Name and title of government employee or police officer who violated, if known:

    What federal immigration authority engaged with the state/local government agency, if known?

    Referral Information

    *I would like a follow up call from the Sanctuary Promise Hotline:


    *I would like a referral to a community partner agency:


    Reporter's Information

    If you would like a follow up call, please make sure to fill out the information below.

    *As the reporter, what is your relationship to the targeted person:

    Name of reporter:

    Phone number:


    Your preferred language: