ORS 418.925¹
"Refugee child" defined

As used in ORS 418.925 ("Refugee child" defined) to 418.945 (Rules), "refugee child" is a person under 18 years of age who has entered the United States and is unwilling or unable to return to the person’s country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular group or political opinion, or whose parents entered the United States within the preceding 10 years and are or were unwilling or unable to return to their country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular group or political opinion. [1985 c.358 §1]

Note: The amendments to 418.925 ("Refugee child" defined) by section 25, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, are the subject of a referendum petition that may be filed with the Secretary of State not later than September 26, 2007. If the referendum petition is filed with the required number of signatures of electors, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, will be submitted to the people for their approval or rejection at the regular general election held on November 4, 2008. If approved by the people at the general election, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, takes effect December 4, 2008. If the referendum petition is not filed with the Secretary of State or does not contain the required number of signatures of electors, the amendments to 418.925 ("Refugee child" defined) by section 25, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, take effect January 1, 2008. 418.925 ("Refugee child" defined), as amended by section 25, chapter 100, Oregon Laws 2007, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

418.925 ("Refugee child" defined). As used in ORS 418.925 ("Refugee child" defined) to 418.945 (Rules), "refugee child" is a person under 18 years of age who has entered the United States and is unwilling or unable to return to the person’s country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, membership in a particular group or political opinion, or whose parents entered the United States within the preceding 10 years and are or were unwilling or unable to return to their country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, nationality, membership in a particular group or political opinion.

Notes of Decisions

Termina­tion of parental rights in case involving refugee children requires same pro­ce­dures and imposes same burden of proof on state as in most other termina­tion cases. State ex rel Juvenile Dept. v. Bertrand, 168 Or App 617, 7 P3d 662 (2000)

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Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiffs brought ac­tion under 42 U.S.C. 1983 alleging viola­tion of federal civil rights after defendant Children's Services Division employees removed plaintiffs' child from home following reports of abuse, CSD workers entitled to absolute immunity in investiga­tion, taking child into custody and keeping plaintiffs from visiting child. Tennyson v. Children's Services Division, 308 Or 80, 775 P2d 1365 (1989)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 418—Child Welfare Services, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors418.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 418, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­418ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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