RSVP for free immigration & ICE forum on 7/20 in Central Point

OFB and Oregon Winegrowers Association will present a free forum on immigration and new enforcement measures on the afternoon of July 20 in Central Point.

Topics will include:

  • the rights and responsibilities of ag employers
  • the rights and responsibilities of employees
  • the do’s and don’t’s around a non-citizen workforce

Panelists will include officials from Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Dept. of Homeland Security, labor law attorneys including OFB’s own Tim Bernasek, and a brief discussion about strategies to fix America’s broken immigration system and guest-worker laws.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions anonymously.

There is no cost to attend for Farm Bureau members, however an RSVP is required. (Click “Continue as Guest” when prompted.) 

Please RSVP soon! The event will be held based on the number of RSVPs that have been received by June 30, 2017, so please reply early.

For more information, contact Dave Dillon,, 503.559.0326..


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Primer for Oregon Agricultural Producers

ICE Primer in Spanish

This primer aims to educate agricultural producers about ICE enforcement activities and methods to minimize the disruption of agricultural business activities caused by such enforcement.

“Know your rights” handouts:
If ICE visits you at your workplace  — Spanish version
If ICE visits you at your home  — Spanish version
If ICE stops you in publicSpanish version

Related news stories:

> Capital Press story about ICE forum on April 20: “An Oregon law professor says producers need to keep their cool, ask questions, take pictures and be prepared to help detained employees if agents from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency show up at an orchard, vineyard, dairy or other ag facility.”

Dalles Chronicle features OFB’s work on ICE awareness

> Oregonian:Oregon farmers scrambling as labor shortage collides with Trump immigration crackdown

> Associated Press: Fearing a worker shortage, Oregon farmers push back on immigration (4/24/17)