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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for Recalcitrant Countries February 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on February 1, 2019 reveals that 48 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens after they are released from DOC prisons and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible removal from the United States of America (USA) — 5.26 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The names of recalcitrant...

Border Patrol union chief tells how to break log-jam of asylum seekers

Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents the agents and support staff of the U.S. Border Patrol, presents a great idea for changes that would simplify and restore control of the border.  He recommends that DHS cross-designate and train Border Patrol agents at the senior patrol agent level as asylum officers with limited authority to conduct “credible fear” interviews.

As he explains: “Asylum and deportation proceedings are civil administration actions, not criminal. Therefore, DHS has the right to establish fear thresholds. Unlike in a...

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report March 2019

The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in...

Report: Nearly 20 Percent of Inmates in Federal Prisons Are Criminal Aliens
PJ MEDIA

According to a  new report, criminal aliens currently make up nearly 20 percent of the population in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) system -- a total of 34,776.

David Olen Cross, a Salem, Ore., crime and immigration researcher, looked at the number of foreign nationals in the U.S. BOP system based on the most recent federal report. As of March 30, 2019, there were 179,761 inmates incarcerated in federal prisons across the U.S. Their countries of origin, according to the report, are:

• Mexico 21,668 inmates, 12.1 percent;

• Colombia 1,633 inmates, 0.9 percent...

Illegal Aliens Go for a Windfall
Claim constitutional rights were violated before they entered the U.S.
Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON  Two families of illegal aliens from Central America are suing Trump administration officials in a Massachusetts federal district court over their treatment after they crossed the border illegally. The families claim that the month-long separation of the parents from their children when the parents were in jail for a criminal offense violated their constitutional rights. They seek monetary damages from the defendants, who are being sued as individuals, not in their official capacities. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) this week filed a friend-of-the-court brief in...

Can the President shut down the border?
Federation for American Immigration Reform

In response to the endless stream of Central American migrants currently attempting to access the U.S. by any means, lawful or otherwise, President Trump has threatened to shut down the border.

Predictably, the armchair jurists in the media have opined that the president doesn’t have the authority to close the border and will be sued if he tries. The Washington Post proclaimed, “The only way Trump could potentially shut down the border would be through trade.” (Although, the legal sages at the Post didn’t go into any detail about how that would actually work, since the object of...

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 226 of the 913 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 24.75 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 226 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 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 February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 189 of the 913 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 20.70 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 189 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 171 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 18.73 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 171 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Oregon’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 78 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was fourth in foreign national crime in the state with 8.54 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 78 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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