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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report July 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on July 1, 2018 that 136 of the 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.42 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for homicidal crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents killed by alien homicidal violence).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers,...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report July 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) July 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,916 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on July 1st there were 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.32 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using...

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in June 2018

On June 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 235 of the 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.56 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 235 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

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Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in June 2018

On June 1, 2018 Oregon’s Washington County had 201 of the 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 21.00 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 201 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Rape Report June 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on June 1, 2018 that 173 of 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of rape — 18.08 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for rape in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by the violent crime of rape).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number of...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report June 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on June 1, 2018 that 137 of the 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter), 14.32 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for homicidal crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents killed by alien homicidal violence).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers,...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) June 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,939 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on June 1st there were 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.41 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using...

Congressmen Bat Down MALDEF
IRLI moves to block activists’ attempt to dismiss Texas DACA challenge
IRLI - Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON – Last Friday, three Congressmen � Congressman Steve King of IIowa, and Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul A. Gosar, both of Arizona – filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, which is hearing a case brought by Texas and seven other states and two governors to have the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program declared unconstitutional. The Congressmen are represented in this effort by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), which drafted the brief.

At issue is a motion to dismiss the case made by a...

Oregon Will Vote On Ending Sanctuary State Status In November
Daily Caller

The state of Oregon will vote for an initiative to eliminate the state’s sanctuary status for illegal immigrants in November after the petition passed the necessary signature requirement to get on the ballot earlier this week.

Initiative Petition 22 needed slightly over 88,000 votes to qualify for the ballot and it reached that benchmark. The voters will now decide if they want to keep or eliminate the 31-year old mandate.

We’ve completed verification on IP 2018-022 with a 95.3% validity rate and it has qualified to appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot. IP 22’s ballot...

Oregon Anti-Sanctuary Initiative Qualifies for Nov Ballot
Breitbart

An anti-sanctuary state initiative in Oregon qualified for November’s ballot on Tuesday, according to the state’s Secretary of State’s office, which announced that Initiative Petition 22 (“Repeals law limiting use of state/local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration laws”) surpassed the the 88,184 signature threshold needed to make the ballot.

According to the Salem Statesman Journal, “the initiative aims to remove a 31-year-old statute prohibiting Oregon law enforcement agencies from arresting individuals whose only crime is violating federal immigration law...

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