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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...

Proposed repeal of Oregon 'sanctuary' law qualifies for November ballot
Register Guard
An effort to repeal Oregon’s “sanctuary” law has qualified for the Nov. 6 ballot, the state Elections Division announced Tuesday.   Initiative Petition 22 ended up with easily enough valid signatures to go to voters, thanks to an 86.2 percent verification rate. That rate meant the measure cleared the required threshold of 88,184 valid signatures by roughly 7,500 signatures.   That tees up a divisive fight over immigration in Oregon in coming months and a potential test case for so-called “sanctuary” laws around the country. Those laws prohibit local and state law enforcement agencies...
Sanctuary state repeal initiative makes November ballot
The Oregonian
A ballot measure to repeal Oregon's sanctuary state status will go before voters in November, the Secretary of State's office confirmed Tuesday.   Initiative Petition 22 garnered 97,762 valid signatures, safely above the 88,184 needed to qualify for the Nov. 6 election.   If passed, the ballot measure would undo a 1987 law that prohibits the use of state and local law enforcement resources to enforce federal immigration standard.   Groups in support of Initiative Petition 22, such as Oregonians for Immigration Reform and Stop Oregon Sanctuaries, helped gather and submit 111,039...
Measure To Repeal Oregon's Sanctuary Law Makes November Ballot
OPB TV

... State elections officials announced Tuesday that Initiative Petition 22, the “Stop Oregon Sanctuaries” campaign, has more than enough valid signatures to make November’s ballot. If approved by voters, the measure would scrap state laws that largely prevent state and local police officers from enforcing federal immigration law.

“Voters seldom get an opportunity to vote on immigration issues,” said Cynthia Kendoll, president of the group Oregonians for Immigration Reform, the measure’s primary backer. “We should get to decide do we want to repeal this or not. My guess, and our...
Oregon anti-sanctuary initiative qualifies for November ballot
Blue Oregon could become first to repeal state sanctuary law
The Washington Times
An Oregon anti-sanctuary initiative has qualified for the November ballot, raising the real possibility that one of the nation’s bluest states could become the first to repeal sanctuary status for immigrants who crossed the border illegally.   The Oregon Secretary of State’s office announced Tuesday that Initiative Petition 22 had cleared the signature threshold, registering a 95.3 percent validity rate on the 111,000 signatures submitted less than two weeks ago.   Organizers with Stop Oregon Sanctuaries needed 88,184 valid signatures to earn a slot on the ballot....   The high-...

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