It’s unlikely the plan to accommodate asylum seekers in Unity will occur

A proposal to accommodate a few of Portland’s rising variety of asylum seekers at Unity Environmental College’s Quaker Hill campus is unlikely to occur — at the very least not by August as some officers had hoped.

Regardless of Portland’s self-imposed mid-August deadline to maneuver asylum seekers from the Portland Expo the place they’ve been housed, there aren’t any concrete plans or funding in place and thus far, there hasn’t been a gathering between all the stakeholders impacted by the proposal. Actually, the primary e mail communication between Unity and Portland officers solely occurred lower than two weeks in the past.

The Higher Portland Council of Governments group has since requested to fulfill with the Unity Choose Board or converse at one of many board’s conferences, however a ultimate date hasn’t but been set and the assembly gained’t occur till at the very least September, stated Tom Bell, the group’s communications director. Unity officers wish to see that assembly occur in public, not personal.