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OBAMA ENDS AIR WATCH ON DRUGS, ILLEGALS

If you had any lingering doubt that Obama was on-purpose trying to destroy America and Americans, and flood us with criminals, drugs, Jihadi, illegals, violence and death, then this new information could maybe tarnish the luster on your day.

“No Borders,” is a bad idea. That is, unless you’re a deranged liberal. The ones I’ve talked to seem to think these crimes on the border—of allowing illegal entry, catch, and release; or don’t even catch—are all just perfectly ducky. “I welcome all brothers and sisters,” they have said to me; whatever that means, I don’t know.

Whose brother? Whose sister? Oh, wait…I know, the 30 or 50 other family members each illegal could personally bring in. And then THEIR brothers and sisters.

Yeah. Right. Over the cold, dead body of America.

Oh. and talking to a liberal about ANYthing political is like talking to an inmate of a psychiatric center...

Forget it. Forget them. But here’s what I was going to tell you:

From Breitbart.com (Nov. 18, 2016):

“The new orders by the Obama Administration to release Haitians caught at the border will only exacerbate the current situation since Mexican cartels are now coaching illegal aliens on how to game the U.S. immigration system, Border Patrol agents said.

“As Breitbart Texas reported, the current administration is moving to release hundreds of Haitians being held in detection centers in Arizona and California.The result of that release will be a new marketing tool for Mexican cartels and human smuggling organizations, said Hector Garza, National Border Patrol Council Local 2455 President during an exclusive interview with Breitbart Texas.

‘They are being told that all they have to do is request asylum and claim to be in fear and they will be released,’ said Garza who is a U.S. Border Patrol agent but is able to talk to the media in his capacity as local union president.

“In the case of Haitians, Breitbart Texas has reported on how they arrive to Mexico claiming to be African to receive a 20-day permit to pass through the country northward. With that permit, they have been arriving at U.S. international bridges requesting asylum.

“The move continues to overwhelm U.S. authorities as the number of asylum seekers continues to rise, adding more work to the already overwhelmed agents who, according to NBPC officials, [on purpose deprived by Obama] lack manpower, equipment, and help from Washington.”

And there’s this, also from Breitbart.com (Nov. 20, 2016):

“DHS officials quietly shutdown the military aerial support program known as Operation Phalanx…The DHS, which has a history of lying to the public about the actual situation along the Mexican border, asserted that illegal crossing have declined along the Texas-Mexico border…Breitbart Texas has reported extensively throughout the year about the increasing numbers of border crossing apprehensions…In the months leading up to the election of President-Elect Donald Trump, immigrants began flooding across the border at record numbers…Operation Phalanx utilized Nation Guard UH-72 Lakota helicopters specially equipped with night vision and other surveillance equipment…The shutdown of Operation Phalanx comes as [Obama’s personal, know-nothing sock puppet] Secretary Jeh Johnson’s term of service is about to come to an end. He will be replaced in January by a DHS Secretary selected by President-Elect Trump who has promised more aggressive action in securing the nation’s southern border….”

Jeh Johnson and Obama gone? Free at last! Free at last! Thank Father God Almighty for Donald Trump, because we are free at last!

That is…if Obama actually allows Trump to assume power; if he is not nullified by Obama’s Masters; if he is not harmed by the Marxist, Islamist, foreign Trillionaires and Rulers of Earth who finance and run this violent, sickening, entirely Democrat caper.



Car thief who left stolen dog to die in abandoned car gets 2 1/2 years in prison

A 35-year-old methamphetamine addict who stole a car with a dog inside, then later abandoned the car with the dog shut alive inside -- ultimately causing its death -- was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday.

Francisco Vincent Gonzalez's attorney had asked for probation and drug treatment, noting his clients' out-of-control drug problem....

"I tell the truth -- I am very sorry," Gonzalez said, as he turned to face Kona's owner, Bill Robbins, who was seated in the courtroom gallery.

But Multnomah County Circuit Judge Kelly Skye told Gonzalez that probation was unacceptable given the extreme nature of what he'd done. Kona was waiting for Robbins in the Hyundai Elantra on April 7 during a 5-minute stop outside Robbins' recreational marijuana business, Sweet Leaf Illusions, on Southeast 82nd Avenue.

Robbins said he had left the car's engine and air conditioning running. He said the doors were locked, but he wonders if Kona somehow unlocked them.

Video surveillance shows Gonzalez approaching the car and driving off. The car was found five days later on April 12, after neighbors noticed the smell of a decomposing body and someone called police about the suspicious car near Southeast 91st and Cooper Street.

Investigators believe Kona died of heat stroke. The high on the day he was stolen was an unseasonably warm 87, followed by another day in the 80s.

"The harm caused here was significantly greater than the average stolen car or, frankly, stolen pet," the judge said. "There were multiple opportunities ...for the defendant to let the dog go."...

"All he had to do was open the door and let the dog out, and he didn't," Skye, the judge, said. "And there's a significant consequence to that."...

In October, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a host of charges -- including first-degree animal abuse, animal abandonment, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and meth possession. He also pleaded guilty to first-degree theft and no contest to identity theft because he drove off with more than $1,000 in cash and tried to use Robbins' ATM card to get more money, authorities say.

Gonzalez's defense attorney, Bill Walsh, had argued to the judge that his client should receive a sentence that treats him similarly to other defendants who've hurt animals. ...

After the hearing, Kona's owner -- Robbins -- said he felt like justice was served for Kona. But Robbins said he, his supporters and prosecutor Brian Davidson had to fight hard for it.

Robbins said he and his supporters have collected 38,500 signatures urging lawmakers to change the law by creating harsher penalties for people who hurt animals.

Robbins and his supporters also have created a "Kona Alert" Facebook group that encompasses a network of people who will help find stolen dogs..

Robbins said in the seven months since Kona's death, he's felt a profound loss....

"He used to look out the front window, put his head on my shoulder," Robbins said. "I miss him every day."

Gonzalez was born in Mexico. In court papers, Gonzalez's defense attorney said that Gonzalez ultimately will be deported.
 

Exploring our Northern border - the similarites and differences

I have traveled with Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) on three of the last five border tours they have organized to study the US / Mexico border. 

So, I can honestly say I was really looking forward, with great anticipation, to the latest trip, my fourth, to the US / Canadian border in September

CIS does an outstanding job putting together the best, most in-depth tours of our border.  Their dedication to providing a wide array of  "real life" representatives that live and work in the area that can tell us their own stories about the border and the issues they face on a daily basis make the trip invaluable.

Strategic stops are planned, allowing us to explore key locations along the route traveling east from Ottawa, traversing the US / Canada border exploring the New York, Vermont and Quebec border regions. 

The weather was near perfect and I'm fairly certain CIS most likely planned for that, as well.

CIS border tour groups are small, with just 9 guests and 3 CIS staff members traveling in two SUV's.  CIS takes great care to make certain that all our wordly needs are met - often going to extraordinary measures to accommodate us.

Visit the OFIR photo gallery to see a few of my photos - there will be more posted.

Upon our return, CIS Assistant Director, John Wahala provided an outstanding, detailed write up of our experience - complete with some of his photos!

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Diligence on a Changing Canadian Border

By John Wahala, October 13, 2016

The Center for Immigration Studies recently completed its sixth border tour. Heading north for the first time, we began our trip in Ottawa. From there we traveled east, crisscrossing nearly a thousand miles over the waterways and rolling hills of upstate New York and Vermont and into the lush forests of Quebec. The geography and relative calm of the region is a stark contrast to the rugged terrain and volatility of the U.S. Southwest. But behind the bucolic charm a host of factors are at work to make securing this part of the border just as challenging as the more trafficked parts.

Cooperation along the northern border is good. Every official we spoke with, currently serving or retired on either side of the border, praised the binational relationship that exists. The United States and Canada work together to apprehend people and illicit goods moving in both directions. Unlike enforcement efforts in the Southwest, where communication with Mexican counterparts is often strained or nonexistent, the relationship with Canada appears to be one of mutuality and respect.

Policies and procedures, however, have tightened since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The casual nature of the relationship no longer exists. A retired border agent told us he used to routinely cross into Canada, where it was less populated and he could cover ground more quickly, before reentering the United States in pursuit of fugitives. No approval at a port of entry was necessary. Local residents tell their own stories about crossing back and forth for various reasons, unmolested. That does not happen any more.

During our excursion we crossed several times and each time we were questioned rigorously. Canadian border officials are thorough and have more information to work with than their predecessors. The United States and Canada now share the criminal histories of their respective citizens using various databases, such as those run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Canadian Police Information Centre. The data is available to officers at every port of entry, who use it in making the decision whether or not to deny entry. That decision is based, in part, on how a past crime would be treated under Canadian law, which differs from the American legal system. Thousands of Americans have been refused admittance as a result of this information sharing, sometimes for infractions that happened decades ago.

The diligence we saw at the ports of entry was also evident along unpopulated stretches of the border, where only small stone markers separate the two countries. A few times when our group stopped to look around, agents came quickly to check on what we were doing. When they did not come, we were told by our guides that we were being monitored by sensors.

In one spot, a member of the Border Patrol told us they regularly interdict aliens attempting to cross into Canada. Typically these individuals are from various parts of Asia who are trying to reunite with family members. Two officers of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who spoke with us on the Quebec side, said they had just intercepted a dozen Middle Easterners heading north from Vermont earlier that morning. They said they detain illegal aliens from all over the world, but that most are probably from Africa. Many are drawn to Canada because of its generous asylum policies.

The seeming effectiveness of law enforcement at this section of the border is aided by a lighter flow of illegal traffic. One agent told us that the young officers in the Border Patrol all want to be down south where the action is intense. He reflected on his own time in Calexico, where he was constantly being confronted with drug runners and human smugglers. Last year's apprehension data confirms this sentiment. Only 632 arrests were made in the Buffalo and Swanton sectors, which include the New York and Vermont portions of the border, compared to nearly 150,000 in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

But patrolling the northern border is not without its challenges. The Swanton sector has the most drug interdictions on the northern border. It is home to the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation — called Akwesasne in the native language. The reservation is small, with only a few thousand residents, but authorities say it creates a big hole in security. Questions of tribal sovereignty are complicated by the proximity to the international border and the unique geography of the region. Tension between tribal authorities, state and local officials, Border Patrol and other U.S. government agencies, and the Canadian government has long existed.

One flash point is the reservation's tax exemption on tobacco, which turned into a profitable opportunity for smugglers when governments began placing large excise taxes on cigarettes in the 1990's. It has been reported that tens of millions of cigarettes pass through the reservation each year, many headed into Canada. Agents are tasked with stopping this illicit flow on "a sprawling beat that includes countless coves, side roads and dimly lit cottage developments" that extends onto a narrow peninsula called the snye by locals. It is a small land mass that juts into the St. Lawrence River that is officially part of Quebec but is surrounded by water on three sides and the United States on the fourth. This makes law enforcement difficult. A retired agent told us it is rarely patrolled, making it a haven for people smugglers and others running from the law. He declined to take us into the snye, saying the last time he was there was the late 1980's and he was shot at.

In addition to contraband cigarettes, a steady stream of marijuana comes south into the United States through the reservation and harder narcotics, including a recent resurgence of heroin, and firearms are smuggled north into Canada. These endeavors rely on a dangerous criminal enterprise that works in tandem with people-smuggling networks. Aiding this enterprise is the dismal employment situation at Akwesasne, which helps lure many tribal members into this line of work. The situation is not unlike that of the Tohono O'odham Nation reservation on the Arizona border, which we visited during a previous tour. Further complicating the situation at Akwesasne is an internal tribal conflict. Ongoing friction between a traditional faction and a "warrior" sect creates a challenge to governance and how the reservation deals with outside authorities. The warrior sect is said to run the gaming casino and to be involved with illicit smuggling operations.

There are other issues on this seemingly tranquil stretch of the border. Over the past several years, Vermont's dairy industry — like much of the nation's agricultural sector — has transitioned their workforce to migrant laborers. The workers, most of whom are here illegally from Mexico and Central America, significantly cut operating expenses. The farmers echo the familiar refrain that they cannot find locals who are willing to work. That claim is plausible and understandable given their demands. One report said the migrants work 84 hours a week, 52 weeks a year. They are housed in bunkers or camps, tucked away from socialization with the outside world. This makes law enforcement efforts to intervene difficult. It is an unhealthy arrangement of alienation and exploitation that creates the predictable deleterious effects of increased crime and social dysfunction. Recently a Vermont state senator was indicted for a prostitution scheme involving migrant workers. Despite the problems of such an arrangement poses for everyone, the illicit use of migrant labor has the support of politicians at the highest levels of government who are beholden to powerful special interests. Fortunately, some farmers are beginning to recognize the harm and are mechanizing their operations with robots, which are more efficient and more profitable in the long term.

Another immigration scandal that has beset the region is a visa scam that bilked foreign investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars. In exchange for the promise of green cards, these individuals paid for two ski resorts and a biotechnology center that were supposed to create thousands of jobs and revitalize impoverished northern Vermont. The developers took the money, but the projects were never realized. We stopped by the site of one of these projects in Newport, which now sits as a large hole in the ground, and talked to a local about the fallout of the scam. Our colleague David North has written extensively on this and other such visa scams that have occurred in the EB-5 investor program, which have beset various places across the country.

The problems on this part of the northern border are different in scale from those on the southern border, but not in kind. A predictable mix of inconvenience, vulnerability, crime, desperation, and exploitation can be found, like everywhere else there is an international boundary. It helps somewhat that both the United States and Canada are developed countries, largely eliminating the desire for established residents to cross illegally. But such calm is offset by the ease of overseas travel. People from around the world are now able to get to this section of the border and they are enticed to do so by the conflicting messages sent by both governments. This gets us to the most pressing border problem, which is not how to maintain order, but determining whether it is still politically desirable to do so.

Western elites are experiencing a crisis of confidence that is challenging long-held notions of national sovereignty. The political class has largely abandoned the conviction that immigration should be restricted. The view that there ought to be open borders now predominates among leaders in both the Republican and Democratic parties, much to the chagrin of the American people. The same dynamic is present in Canada. There was a sense of resignation from the two RCMP officers we spoke to in Quebec when they explained that most of the illegal crossers they detain get asylum. It was the same resignation that was voiced by two Border Patrol agents who told us that morale is terrible, turnover is high, and their superiors will not even furnish them with adequate equipment. And it was the same resignation we heard from a retired agent who succinctly put it: "We enforce the law, but there are no consequences." The Obama administration has resettled hundreds of thousands of illegal crossers into the United States — in direct violation of the law and the mission of the Border Patrol — in just the past couple years.

Former Canadian Ambassador James Bissett, a high ranking immigration official for more than three decades who served as an aide to prime ministers, met us for dinner one night in Ottawa. After sharing a detailed history of immigration to his country, he discussed the transformation that is now underway. Since 1985, Canada's population has increased by 40 percent — the largest increase of any developed country. Certain areas have experienced near total demographic replacement. The current Liberal Party government of Justin Trudeau, along with nearly all of the political opposition, has embraced this transformation, pledging to admit record numbers of immigrants, including tens of thousands from the Middle East. Next month they will waive visa restrictions for Mexico, creating a host of challenges for themselves and the United States. There is concern, even among some sympathetic members of the elite, that such policies are endangering the security of the region.

Mass immigration is no longer a distinctly American phenomenon. It has become the de facto position of Canada and many other western governments. The leaders who are pushing it see the free movement of people as a human right, one that is part of an emerging globalist perspective on governance. That perspective is directly at odds with the worldview of most of their citizens, creating a bitter conflict that goes right to the heart of what it means to have the consent of the governed. The rise of nationalism in Europe, the British decision to leave the European Union, and the populist surge of Donald Trump are all recent manifestations of the peoples' simmering discontent. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials on both sides of the Canadian border quietly do their jobs, leaving the more philosophical questions to their political leaders, and the voters.


Learn more about CIS - visit the Center for Immigration Studies website.

 

Standing up to La Raza Racists in Los Angeles

Arthur  Schaper
 
As published Oct. 8, 2016  on Townhall.com

Los Angeles County was once a red area.

Ronald Reagan won LA in 1980—but it was a squeaker.  1984 was better. Of course, Reagan wiped the floor with Mondale across the country.

The last time a Republican Governor won LA? Pete Wilson, 1994, running on a platform of stopping illegal immigration.

The 2003 recall didn’t do much for GOP chances in Los Angeles. The majority voted “No!” to the recall, but wanted Schwarzenegger to be the next Governor.

Now, Los Angeles County has turned into a cesspool of illegal immigration, the lynchpin for Democratic dominance (besides the Bay Area). Poverty is the norm, with studded concentrations of extreme wealth dotting the rotten landscape.

Fifty years ago, Americans were flocking to the Golden State. Now, working families and small businesses can’t wait to leave. The state has turned into a sanctuary for criminals, and not just the ones who get elected in unopposed contests in election cycle after cycle. Felons can now vote … in prison!

The forces taking over Los Angeles are particularly violent and cruel.

The illegal alien amnesty panderers want open borders.  They want immediate citizenship.  They want the taxpayer-funded entitlement programs, because “we owe them.”

What drives this rabid—racist—crowd of activists?

For three decades, Chicano studies college courses in the Los Angeles area have indoctrinated Hispanic youth to believe that the United States of America stole territory from Mexico. Dave Hernandez, a full-on conservative Republican Angeleno, intimated to me how undergraduate ethnic “curricula” drive the harsh demand from a younger generation of Hispanics to take back California and bring it under Mexican auspices.

They need to revisit their history, much of which has been sadly “Brown-washed,” cloaked in ethnic hatred, rather than illuminated with truth. History lesson: during the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848, the majority of Mexican nationals wanted to become … Americans! They were hoping for the legal and cultural stability which the United States was developing. All of this, once again, comes back to culture. The American Revolution was an affirmation of right under Common Law. The French, Mexican, and Soviet Revolutions proceeded from a radical and fundamentally flawed view of human nature, i.e. that man is basically good, that power in the hands of the right people will make all things right.

Today’s progenitors of this political terrorism swarm the streets of Los Angeles County.

They are La Raza, or specifically known as “National Council of La Raza.” Also located in major urban (read, Democratic) areas like Chicago and New York City, they push an agenda for immigration “reform.”

They currently receive 15% of their funding from … the government. In effect, we are paying for foreign nationals and their abusive enablers to detract and demean this country. Check out this video by Grindall61, and you will see how brazen and contemptible these racist activists have become.

They fly the Mexican flag on American soil.

They rally to protect criminal illegal aliens, incarcerated in American jails, while American citizens are subject to their crimes and antics on our streets. They exalt illegal aliens and Muslim refugees above American citizens.

They take over city council meetings with raucous chants. They have stormed the streets in urban areas, especially Los Angeles, as they claim that unfettered illegal immigration is a human right, rather than an inhuman misdeed. Sadly, elected officials whom La Raza has bought and controlled are expanding their influence in Southern California, but not without a fight from the lawful American citizens, born and raised, who are helping to rebuild this country.

La Raza’s political allies include the corrupt, rogue city council of Huntington Park, which appointed two illegal aliens—yes, illegals—instead of two out of the many thousands of legal residents who live in the city. Did I forget to mention that they dismissed all the previous commissioners, all legal and law-abiding citizens in the city?

Their agenda is spreading like a corrosive cancer. Cudahy, Bell, Maywood—all sanctuary cities—invite the lawlessness which accompanies illegal immigration. Los Angeles, the Queen of ethnocentric crime and corruption, has turned into a warzone on the rule of law. US Senator Chuck Grassley is one of few statesmen demanding an investigation into why an illegal alien named Johnny Sanchez was able to set fire to an abandoned warehouse in Los Angeles … which claimed five American lives.

I have written before about the wild, destructive antics of La Raza against veterans, against conservatives. Their desperate antics are on full display here. Now, I have exposed their hateful agenda to my own city council, and they in turn have gotten fearful. Instead of running away or staying quiet, we California conservatives are standing up to these racist bullies. We have called out their antics, including their enablers. Check out this video for my full comments to the Torrance City Council.

One La Raza activist has (petulantly) threatened to shut down an upcoming local meeting in my city, where Latinos Por Trump will gather to signal their support for a candidate who will enforce the law, secure the border, and protect the citizenry. Learn more about these brave patriots who identify with their country, and not their skin color or their parents’ country of origin.

Even before I got on the Trump Train, I welcomed the Donald’s anti-PC rhetoric, and his stern capacity to tell the truth. The media lambastes Trump and Pence because they paint a dire picture of our country’s current state.

Domestic terrorists like these La Raza activists attack private property and reject the national integrity of the greatest nation on earth. These attacks should alarm us, awaken us to our need to step up, stand for what is right, and fight when necessary.

It’s about time that We the People took the threats to our sovereignty and national security seriously. Let’s push back against every enemy, foreign or domestic, who thinks anything less of the United States of America.

Let’s claim our true raza: American. Let’s Make America Great Again.

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas September 2016

Data obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on September 1, 2016 there were 955 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state's prison system.

Breaking the DOC criminal alien prison population down by a specific geographic region of the world, 844 of the prisoners self-declared countries of origin were located in the Americas: North, Central and South America and the West Indies (Excluding the United States of America and its territories):

- North America had 771 criminal aliens, 91.35 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

- Central America had 52 criminal aliens, 6.16 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

- South America had six criminal aliens, 0.71 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

- The West Indies had 16 criminal aliens, 1.89 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas.

The 844 prisoners in the DOC prison system from the Americas were 88.38 percent of the total criminal alien prison population.

Some background information, all criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Once identified by ICE these criminal aliens had immigration detainers placed on them by immigration officials monitoring the state's prisons. After these criminal alien inmates have completed their state sanctions, prison officials will transfer custody of these inmates to ICE.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 844 criminal alien prisoners from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1st in the state's prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Mexico 766 90.76%
Guatemala 21 2.49%
Cuba 14 1.66%
El Salvador 14 1.66%
Honduras 10 1.18%
Canada 5 0.59%
Costa Rica 3 0.36%
Ecuador 3 0.36%
Peru 3 0.36%
Nicaragua 2 0.24%
Belize 1 0.12%
Jamaica 1 0.12%
Panama 1 0.12%
Total 844 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

The preceding table reveals that criminal aliens from thirteen countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system. Mexico with 766 prisoners equated to 90.76 percent of the criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the state's prisons.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 844 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners from the Americas incarcerated on September 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Sex Abuse 170 20.14%
Rape 156 18.48%
Homicide 120 14.22%
Drugs 99 11.73%
Sodomy 84 9.95%
Assault 71 8.41%
Robbery 40 4.74%
Kidnapping 24 2.84%
Theft 14 1.66%
Burglary 12 1.42%
Driving Offense 6 0.71%
Vehicle Theft 3 0.36%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 45 5.33%
Total 844 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

The preceding table reveals that 410 criminal aliens (48.58 percent) of those DOC prisoners from the Americas were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes: sex abuse, rape and sodomy.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners from the Americas incarcerated on September 1st that were sent to prison from the state's 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Marion 216 25.59%
Multnomah 163 19.31%
Washington 160 18.96%
Clackamas 66 7.82%
Lane 43 5.09%
Jackson 32 3.79%
Yamhill 22 2.61%
Umatilla 20 2.37%
Linn 16 1.90%
Benton 12 1.42%
Klamath 12 1.42%
Polk 12 1.42%
Malheur 12 1.42%
Lincoln 9 1.07%
Deschutes 8 0.95%
Jefferson 6 0.71%
Coos 5 0.59%
Josephine 5 0.59%
Douglas 4 0.47%
Morrow 4 0.47%
Clatsop 3 0.36%
Crook 3 0.36%
Tillamook 3 0.36%
Wasco 3 0.36%
Hood River 2 0.24%
Gilliam 1 0.12%
Lake 1 0.12%
Union 1 0.12%
Baker 0 0.00%
Columbia 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 844 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Twenty- eight Oregon counties had at least one criminal alien from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons. Five of the state's counties, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Lane, had 648 prisoners (76.78 percent) of the criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the state's prisons.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state's counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

The DOC's incarceration cost for its 844 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($79,800.20) per day, ($558,601.40) per week, and ($29,127,073.00) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2015 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,602,510.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2016, the cost to incarcerate 844 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($27,524,563.00).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 844 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2015 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY-2015-SCAAP-Awards.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/

http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2016/09/oregon_department_of_correctio_4.html

Immigration Officers Endorse Trump

The National Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council made its first political endorsement in a national campaign Monday, backing Donald Trump on the morning of the first presidential debate.

The National ICE Council, the union representing 5,000 federal immigration officers and law enforcement support staff, decided to endorse the GOP nominee after carefully considering the impact a Hillary Clinton presidency would have on their officers. Saying that Clinton has embraced the “unconstitutional executive orders” of President Barack Obama, Chris Crane, president of the National ICE Council, said in a statement that these orders “have forced our officers to violate their oaths to uphold the law and placed every person living in America at risk — including increased risk of terrorism.”

“Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has promised the most radical immigration agenda proposal in U.S. history,” Crane added. “Her radical plan would result in the loss of thousands of innocent American lives, mass victimization and death for many attempting to immigrate to the United States, the total gutting of interior enforcement, the handcuffing of ICE officers, and an uncontrollable flood of illegal immigrants across U.S. borders.”

“The non-enforcement agenda of this administration, favored by Secretary Clinton, results in the daily loss of life and victimization of many, to include not only American citizens but also those attempting to immigrate to our country.”

Crane noted ICE officers provide the “last line of defense” for American communities against the threats posed by illegal immigration. Lamenting the fact that the officers are “underfunded and undermanned” as they try to uphold and enforce U.S. laws, Crane painted a bleak picture of the current situation faced by ICE officers.

“Our officers come into daily contact with many of the most dangerous people in the world — cartel members, gang members, weapons traffickers, murder suspects, drug dealers, suspects of violent assault — yet ICE officers are unable to arrest or are forced to release many of the most dangerous back into U.S. communities due to unscrupulous political agendas and corrupt leaders,” Crane said.

After noting that only 5 percent of the council's membership supported Clinton's presidential bid, Crane lambasted the Democratic presidential nominee for catering to the special interest groups and "open-borders radicals" all in the name of "cheap labor, greed and votes."

"Let us be clear: The non-enforcement agenda of this administration, favored by Secretary Clinton, results in the daily loss of life and victimization of many, to include not only American citizens but also those attempting to immigrate to our country," Crane said. "These victims will never have their photos shown on TV, but their families' suffering is no less real."

Crane praised Trump for his willingness to meet with him and discuss his policies and goals for improving and aiding immigration enforcement.

"America has been lied to about every aspect of immigration in the United States," Crane concluded. "We can fix our broken immigration system, and we can do it in a way that honors America's legacy as a land of immigrants, but Donald Trump is the only candidate who is willing to put politics aside so that we can achieve that goal."

Trump: Not ‘One More American Life’ for Open Borders

Speaking to the families of those who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrant criminals Saturday afternoon in Houston, Texas, Donald Trump eviscerated the nation’s leaders for failing to protect American lives.

Speaking at a luncheon hosted by The Remembrance Project, the Republican presidential nominee said the victims of illegal alien crime had been “forced into the shadows” because politicians and media at large refuse to hear their stories and validate their grievances. Expressing his support for the families in their “lonely fight for justice,” Trump promised to stand with them and hold the government accountable for its “most fundamental duty” — to protect American lives.

“Our nation should not accept one lost American life because our country failed to enforce its laws.”

“There are a lot of numbers in the immigration debate. But let me give you the most important number of all,” Trump said. “That most important number of all is the number of American lives it is acceptable to lose in the name of illegal immigration. Let me tell you what that number is: ZERO,” he added. “Our nation should not accept one lost American life because our country failed to enforce its laws.”

Speaking softly to the audience members gathered at the event, Trump said that The Remembrance Project, which advocates for families who have lost loved ones at the hands of illegal immigrants, helped to bring attention to an issue that has become a “personal passion” for him.

“I have met many incredible people during the course of this campaign. But nothing has moved me more deeply than the time I’ve spent with the families of The Remembrance Project, and the incredible strength and courage you’ve shown in your often lonely fight for justice,” Trump said. “You are heroes. And your actions will help us to save the next thousand American citizens from losing their brothers, sisters, sons, daughters or parents.”

Trump lambasted the policies of the Obama administration and the policies promoted by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that have led to the release of nearly 13,000 criminal aliens between 2008-2014 back into the U.S. after their home countries refused to take them back, according to a report from The Boston Globe. Decrying Clinton’s plans for "total amnesty," protecting Sanctuary Cities and authorizing a "catch-and-release" border policy, Trump called Clinton to account for her failures.

"Most of these 13,000 releases occurred on Hillary Clinton’s watch — she had the power and the duty to stop it cold and she didn’t do it," Trump told the grieving families. "Now, my opponent will never meet with you. She will never hear your stories. She will never share in your pain. She will only meet with the donors and the special interests and the open border advocates."

Trump promised to enforce the rule of law and work as an advocate for these families if he is elected on Nov. 8.

"Your cause and your stories are ignored by our political establishment because they are determined to keep our borders open at any cost. To them, your presence is just too inconvenient," Trump said. "This must end. And it must end right now. Not one more American life should be given up in the name of open borders."

Immediately after Trump’s speech, his campaign released a statement from Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions — a vocal Trump surrogate and fervent advocate for clamping down on illegal immigrant crime.

"This serious problem was well known to Hillary Clinton the entire time she was secretary of state. Yet she failed to stop this practice when she had the duty and responsibility do so as secretary of state, failing to follow clear legal requirement passed by Congress," Sessions said. "Hillary Clinton must explain to the American people, and especially to the victims of these criminal aliens who were not deported, why she did not act to prevent these tragic events."

Clinton knew thousands of criminal aliens were being released, did nothing

September 14, 2016

Federal records show that from 2008 to 2014, nearly 13,000 criminal aliens who had been ordered deported were released back onto our streets because their home countries refused to take them back. This unacceptable practice has allowed many of these criminal aliens to commit new and serious crimes after their release, including rape, assault, child molestation, drug dealing, and murder. This serious problem was well known to Hillary Clinton the entire time she was Secretary of State. Yet she failed to stop this practice when she had the duty and responsibility do so as Secretary of State, failing to follow clear legal requirement passed by Congress.

Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act commands that when a foreign nation refuses or “unreasonably” delays the return of one of their nationals, the Secretary of State shall order our consular officials to stop issuing visas to persons from that country. As Secretary, she clearly had both actual and constructive notice about these practices from many nations. Yet, Hillary Clinton failed to fulfill her duty to use this authority and stop this practice, even once. For most nations, using this authority will get compliance in short order. Of course, there are many other diplomatic and financial actions the United States can take to promptly end the refusals and delays.

While the full scope of this problem and all of the crimes may not be known to the public, the available information is disturbing.

The Boston Globe has reported that between 2008 and 2014, almost 13,000 convicted aliens that should have been detained until deported, were released onto our streets, resulting in numerous totally preventable rapes, assaults and murders, among other crimes. For example, a convicted criminal alien who should have been deported to Haiti in 2012 was instead released, and murdered 25-year-old Casey Chadwick just last year. The Boston Globe further reported that, out of the data it analyzed, there were more convicted killers released from 2008 to 2012 than traffic violators.

Hillary Clinton must explain to the American people, and especially to the victims of these criminal aliens who were not deported, why she did not act to prevent these tragic events.

Jeff Sessions represents Alabama in the United States Senate, where he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2016

NOTE:  For fiscal year 2016, the cost to the Dept. of Corrections to incarcerate 955 criminal aliens will be well over $30 million dollars!  And, this amount doesn't even include the costs for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

When open borders advocates tell us that illegal immigration is good for our economy, I don't think they are factoring in all the costs of their presence in our state. 

Furthermore, for every crime listed below, there is most often an innocent victim left behind.

Our elected officials must be held accountable for such an irresponsible lack of action to correct this travesty.  Ask your candidates what they propose to do, if elected, to correct this devastating problem.  Learn more about the candidates and their positions on illegal immigration and how to solve it. 

CK

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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,685 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 955 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.50 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 955 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of them with ICE detainers incarcerated on September 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Domestic Inmates

DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers

September 1, 2016

14,685

13,730

955

6.50%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 September 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Marion

239

25.03%

Multnomah

205

21.47%

Washington

183

19.16%

Clackamas

74

7.75%

Lane

50

5.24%

Jackson

33

3.46%

Yamhill

22

2.30%

Umatilla

20

2.09%

Linn

17

1.78%

Klamath

13

1.36%

Polk

13

1.36%

Benton

12

1.26%

Malheur

12

1.26%

Lincoln

9

0.94%

Deschutes

8

0.84%

Jefferson

6

0.63%

Coos

5

0.52%

Josephine

5

0.52%

Clatsop

4

0.42%

Douglas

4

0.42%

Morrow

4

0.42%

Crook

3

0.31%

Tillamook

3

0.31%

Wasco

3

0.31%

Hood River

2

0.21%

Union

2

0.21%

Columbia

1

0.10%

Gilliam

1

0.10%

Lake

1

0.10%

OOS

1

0.10%

Baker

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 955 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

182

19.06%

Rape

174

18.22%

Homicide

136

14.24%

Drugs

104

10.89%

Sodomy

95

9.95%

Assault

81

8.48%

Robbery

55

5.76%

Kidnapping

28

2.93%

Theft

23

2.41%

Burglary

18

1.88%

Driving Offense

7

0.73%

Vehicle Theft

4

0.42%

Arson

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Other / Combination

48

5.03%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from September 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Domestic Inmates

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

1,753

1,571

182

10.38%

Rape

977

803

174

17.81%

Homicide

1,666

1,530

136

8.16%

Drugs

918

814

104

11.33%

Sodomy

1,030

935

95

9.22%

Assault

1,952

1,871

81

4.15%

Robbery

1,558

1,503

55

3.53%

Kidnapping

295

267

28

9.49%

Burglary

1,332

1,309

23

1.73%

Theft

1,159

1,141

18

1.55%

Driving Offense

243

236

7

2.88%

Vehicle Theft

438

434

4

0.91%

Arson

79

79

0

0.00%

Forgery

37

37

0

0.00%

Escape

43

43

0

0.00%

Other / Combination

1,205

1,157

48

3.98%

Total

14,685

13,730

955

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 September 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 955 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1st  in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Mexico

766

80.21%

Guatemala

21

2.20%

Cuba

14

1.47%

El Salvador

14

1.47%

Ukraine

11

1.15%

Vietnam

11

1.15%

Honduras

10

1.05%

Russia

9

0.94%

Federated States of Micronesia

7

0.73%

Canada

5

0.52%

Laos

5

0.52%

Philippines

5

0.52%

Other Countries

77

8.06%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 955 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,295.25) per day, ($632,066.75) per week, and ($32,957,766.25) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2015 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,602,510.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2016, the cost to incarcerate 955 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,355,256.25).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 955 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile September 1, 2016:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201609.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2015 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY-2015-SCAAP-Awards.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2016

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) June 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,709 inmates incarcerated in the DOC's 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on June 1st there were 954 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state's prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.48 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 954 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency's request, DOC officials will place an "ICE detainer" on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of them with ICE detainers incarcerated on June 1st in the state's prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
June 1, 2016 14,709 13,755 954 6.48%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st that were sent to prison from the state's 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Marion 237 24.84%
Multnomah 209 21.91%
Washington 184 19.29%
Clackamas 69 7.23%
Lane 50 5.24%
Jackson 32 3.35%
Yamhill 22 2.31%
Linn 18 1.89%
Umatilla 18 1.89%
Klamath 14 1.47%
Polk 14 1.47%
Benton 12 1.26%
Malheur 12 1.26%
Lincoln 10 1.05%
Deschutes 8 0.84%
Coos 6 0.63%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Josephine 6 0.63%
Clatsop 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Douglas 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Morrow 3 0.31%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Columbia 1 0.10%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
OOS 1 0.10%
Baker 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 954 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 954 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 186 19.50%
Rape 173 18.13%
Homicide 136 14.25%
Drugs 102 10.69%
Sodomy 92 9.64%
Assault 77 8.07%
Robbery 55 5.76%
Kidnapping 32 3.35%
Theft 24 2.51%
Burglary 18 1.89%
Driving Offense 9 0.94%
Vehicle Theft 3 0.31%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 47 4.93%
Total 954 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from June 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 1,733 1,547 186 10.73%
Rape 971 798 173 17.82%
Homicide 1,665 1,529 136 8.17%
Drugs 934 832 102 10.92%
Sodomy 1,034 942 92 8.90%
Assault 1,922 1,845 77 4.01%
Robbery 1,574 1,519 55 3.49%
Kidnapping 294 262 32 10.88%
Burglary 1,382 1,358 24 1.74%
Theft 1,159 1,141 18 1.55%
Driving Offense 250 241 9 3.60%
Vehicle Theft 431 428 3 0.70%
Arson 78 78 0 0.00%
Forgery 37 37 0 0.00%
Escape 48 48 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,197 1,150 47 3.93%
Total 14,709 13,755 954
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 954 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on June 1st in the state's prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 763 79.98%
Guatemala 24 2.51%
Cuba 16 1.68%
El Salvador 14 1.47%
Russia 11 1.15%
Ukraine 11 1.15%
Vietnam 11 1.15%
Honduras 10 1.05%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.63%
Canada 5 0.52%
Laos 5 0.52%
Philippines 5 0.52%
Other Countries 73 7.65%
Total 954 100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

The DOC's incarceration cost for its 954 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,200.70) per day, ($631,404.90) per week, and ($32,923,255.50) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2015 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,602,510.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2016, the cost to incarcerate 954 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,320,745.50).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 954 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile June 1, 2016:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201606.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated June 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2015 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY-2015-SCAAP-Awards.pdf

David Olen Cross, Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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