One the national level:

Senator Drubin's "Dream Act"  is back.

At the State level:

Contact Oregon House Speaker, State Legislators to Oppose In-State Tuition for Illegal Aliens

On April 13, the House Education Committee will hold a hearing on a bill (HB 2939) that would make illegal aliens eligible for preferential in-state tuition rates if they (1) graduated from an Oregon high school, (2) maintained residency in the state, and (3) agree to file to become a permanent resident when eligible. HB 2939 is sponsored by Rep. Michael Dembrow, the Vice Chair of the Committee. Text of the bill is at:

April 15, 2009, written to me


Thank you for contacting my office about immigration.  I appreciate your willingness to share your concerns about how to make our nation a better place.

As our state's newest senator, I am deeply humbled by the trust Oregonians have placed in me.  I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues to address the many challenges facing our country.  As I begin my work in Washington D. C it is vitally important to me that I hear what is most important to the people of Oregon.

My new office is in the process of setting up our mail system and I look forward to responding to the concerns you raised just as soon as I can.  I review my mail daily and consider your issues to be of utmost importance.

Thank you again for contacting me.  It is a tremendous honor to represent you.

Jeff Merkley
US Senate