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Members of Congress Call Out DACA
IRLI leads the charge on behalf of six representatives

Today the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI), representting Rep. Steve King (IA-4th Dist.) and five other members of Congress as friends of the court, filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas supporting Texas and other states in their lawsuit against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Because of the office they hold, these representatives have a compelling interest in the faithful execution of the laws passed by Congress. IRLI shows in its brief that the DACA program, created by President Obama in reaction to Congress...

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CBS

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Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in April 2018
Oregonians for Immigration Reform

On April 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 237 of the 970 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 24.43 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 237 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 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 April 2018

On April 1, 2018 Oregon’s Washington County had 206 of the 970 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 21.24 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 206 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

 

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School sanctuary policies set poor example for students: Guest opinion
OregonLive.com

Supporters of illegal-immigrant sanctuary policies are notorious for employing emotion over logic. Matt Reed's commentary ("Providing sanctuary in schools isn't enough," May 25) is a spot-on example.

Reed, a teacher at Beaverton School District's Westview High, relates the story of a student's father detained for a violation of immigration law "by a federal government increasingly hostile toward immigrants." (As do many sanctuary advocates, Reed refers to people here illegally merely as "immigrants," a semantic sleight of hand designed to conflate legal with illegal immigrants and...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Rape Report April 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on April 1, 2018 that 173 of 970 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of rape — 17.84 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...

Sessions Shuts Down Stealth Amnesty
AG agrees with IRLI’s brief condemning the practice of administrative closure
IRLI - Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON Attorney General Jeff Sessionss has ordered an end to a longstanding practice of immigration judges (IJs): administratively closing cases to make them disappear from the docket. Immigration judges did this so often in past administrations that the procedure amounted to a vast amnesty-by-stealth for deportable aliens. When an alien’s case is administratively closed, the alien gets to stay in the United States until the case is reopened—and most such cases, once closed, are never reopened.

The Attorney General noted that out of fourteen briefs he received from various...

Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in March 2018

On March 1, 2018 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 196 of the 976 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 20.08 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 196 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Sanctuary City Battle in Indiana Heats Up
State enters fight to get alien criminals out of our communities
Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON - Today the State of Indiana joined the fight against lawless sanctuary cities by intervening in a lawsuit brought by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) and The Bopp Law Firm. The suit seeks to overturn an ordinance that the City of Gary, Indiana, enacted to protect illegal aliens.

IRLI and The Bopp Law Firm challenged Gary’s ordinance last December, arguing that the ordinance violates an Indiana statute prohibiting governmental bodies in the state from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement. This statute requires local jurisdictions to...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report March 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) March 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,853 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on March 1st there were 976 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.57 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.

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