Gov Brown helps Oregon21’s Neils De Vos get a visa to collect $40M in public funds

When I go to Great Britain to give a talk and the Queen’s immigration officers find out I’m a professor, they give me a skeptical look, then stamp my passport with a prohibition against recourse to public funds:

But when Niels De Vos wanted a US visa to work in Oregon to run the IAAF’s Oregon21 championships, – with the stated purpose of getting $40M in public funds from Oregon to subsidize it, his cut of which is hidden in the TrackTown budget – Governor Kate Brown didn’t just approve, she let him write her letter to Homeland Security supporting him:

De Vos’s request to Gov Brown’s chief of staff Nik Blosser:

His letter for her to sign:

The IAAF’s letter to De Vos, asking if he’d secured the Governor’s promised $40M yet:

 

 

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2 Responses to Gov Brown helps Oregon21’s Neils De Vos get a visa to collect $40M in public funds

  1. uomatters says:

    Wait a minute, why are *UO’s* lawyers drafting an immigration letter for Oregon21’s Director, for Gov Brown to sign?

  2. DTL says:

    I was unaware that UO had “immigration lawyers”. UO has staff lawyers that specialize in immigration?

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