How deportation harms families and the state's economy

Policy for the People

Jan 13 2022 • 28 mins


Despite often performing work considered essential to the nation's critical infrastructure, undocumented workers live under the constant fear of deportation. In this episode of Policy for the People, Janet Bauer of the Oregon Center for Public Policy and Isa Peña of Innovation Law Lab discuss how deportation wreaks havoc on families and weakens Oregon's economy, as well as what the state can do to reduce the harm.

Learn more: read the report Deportation harms Oregon's economy and upends family security.