In 1987, ORS 181A. 820 was passed as a non-controversial law with bipartisan support. All but one legislator voted in favor. This law, popularly called today Oregon’s sanctuary law, was Oregon legislators’ response to racial profiling by police during the 1970s. According to the Polk County Itemizer-Observer, “In one high-profile case in 1977, Delmiro Trevino, a U. S. citizen of Mexican descent, was arrested at a restaurant in Independence because police suspected that he was undocumented.