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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 revealed that 73 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 8.10 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainernumbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates in the DOC prison system along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on March 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 450 of 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 49.94 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by alien sex abuse, rape and sodomy.).

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

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 130 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.43 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: Mexican National Crime Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 720 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 79.91 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

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

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 803 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.12 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

- North America (Mexico an Canada) had 725 criminal aliens — 90.29 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

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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...

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