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Oregon's sanctuary state law faces repeal vote in November

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man suspected of being in the United States illegally ran a red light while drunk on a street in Oregon's state capital and crashed into a motorcycle carrying a man and woman, killing them both, authorities said.

A judge set bail for Eduardo de la Lima Vargas at $500,000 on Wednesday, saying he's a threat to society and a flight risk....

Of the 14,916 inmates in Oregon Department of Corrections prisons, 943 were foreign nationals as of July 1, according to David Olen Cross, who voluntarily compiles data and shares his information with lawmakers, law enforcement, media and others....

ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said her agency "only lodges detainers on individuals who are subject to removal, meaning these individuals violated the terms of their lawful status or are in the country illegally."

The biggest share of foreign national prisoners — 229 — resided in Marion County, Cross said....

Cases such as the one involving de la Lima Vargas are fueling a debate ahead of the November election, when voters will decide whether Oregon should repeal its sanctuary state law, the nation's oldest....

De la Lima Vargas was intoxicated on Aug. 19 when he drove a pickup truck pulling a loaded horse trailer through a red light in Salem and struck a motorcycle that Logan and Jessica Wilson were riding on, killing the Salem couple, prosecutors said.

De la Lima Vargas is charged with two counts of manslaughter, driving under the influence, reckless driving and recklessly endangering another person...

Court-appointed defense attorney Manuel Perez said de la Lima Vargas came to the United States 18 years ago, and had gone back to Jalisco, Mexico, for six of those years. He was self-employed, working construction with a friend, Perez said.

De la Lima Vargas was barely audible when agreed to waive his right to a speedy trial.

On Aug. 23, ICE lodged an immigration detainer on de la Lima Vargas, saying he is illegally residing in the United States. But the jail won't accept ICE detainers without a criminal warrant issued by a magistrate judge, ICE officials say.

"Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities," ICE said in a statement.

Advocates of Oregon's 1987 sanctuary law accuse its detractors of seizing upon criminals in the country illegally to push their case for supporting a repeal of the sanctuary state law. Most immigrants are law-abiding, fill jobs that U.S. citizens often don't want, and contribute to society, they say.

Those who support the 1987 law say if it is repealed, Latinos and others would be subjected to racial profiling by law enforcement, and that people in the country illegally would be reluctant to report crimes, fearing deportation.

Those who support repeal, including 16 of Oregon's 36 sheriffs, say respect for the law is paramount.

Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers was among the majority of sheriff's who did not sign an open letter supporting repeal.

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in July 2018

On July 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 229 of the 943 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 24.28 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 229 criminal aliens incarcerated on July 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

53

23.14%

Rape

48

20.96%

Sodomy

33

14.41%

Homicide

24

10.48%

Assault

17

7.42%

Kidnapping

10

4.37%

Robbery

8

3.49%

Drugs

6

2.62%

Burglary

5

2.18%

Vehicle Theft

3

1.31%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

22

9.61%

Total

229

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from July 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Marion County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

201

53

26.37%

Rape

172

48

27.91%

Homicide

136

24

17.65%

Sodomy

101

33

32.67%

Drugs

91

6

6.59%

Assault

72

17

23.61%

Robbery

49

8

16.33%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Burglary

21

5

23.81%

Theft

13

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

6

3

50.00%

Driving Offense

3

0

0.00%

Forgery

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

53

22

41.51%

Total

943

229

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 229 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

203

88.65%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.31%

Russia

3

1.31%

Cambodia

2

0.87%

El Salvador

2

0.87%

Guatemala

2

0.87%

Other Countries

14

6.11%

Total

229

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens from 18 different countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.


 

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

On July 1, 2018 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 186 of the 943 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 19.72 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 186 criminal aliens incarcerated on July 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Homicide

38

20.43%

Sex Abuse

33

17.74%

Rape

25

13.44%

Drugs

24

12.90%

Robbery

18

9.68%

Sodomy

17

9.14%

Assault

15

8.06%

Kidnapping

8

4.30%

Burglary

4

2.15%

Theft

2

1.08%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.54%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.54%

Total

186

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from July 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Multnomah County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

201

33

16.42%

Rape

172

25

14.53%

Homicide

136

38

27.94%

Sodomy

101

17

16.83%

Drugs

91

24

26.37%

Assault

72

15

20.83%

Robbery

49

18

36.73%

Kidnapping

24

8

33.33%

Burglary

21

4

19.05%

Theft

13

2

15.38%

Vehicle Theft

6

1

16.67%

Driving Offense

3

0

0.00%

Forgery

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

53

1

1.89%

Total

943

186

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 186 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Multnomah County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Multnomah Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Multnomah County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

123

66.13%

Cuba

11

5.91%

Vietnam

10

5.38%

Guatemala

5

2.69%

Federated States of Micronesia

4

2.15%

Laos

3

1.61%

Egypt

2

1.08%

EL Salvador

2

1.08%

Honduras

2

1.08%

Russia

2

1.08%

Ukraine

2

1.08%

Other Countries

20

10.75%

Total

186

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens from 30 different countries have harmed or victimized Multnomah County residents.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

The Oregon State Fair opens Friday, August 24th!

Alert date: 
2018-08-21
Alert body: 

The Oregon State Fair opens Friday, August 24th for its eleven day run of fun ending Sept. 3rd - Labor Day.  The Stop Oregon Sanctuaries campaign will be hosting a booth in the Jackman Long building (aka Shoppers Expo) - space #235.

While you're enjoying the fair, please stop by and say hello!  You can order your lawn or field sign while you're at the fair, too!  Or, order your signs online.

If you would like to help with the campaign in other ways, please visit our website.

If you are able and want to help - a donation would be greatly appreciated to use for our campaign. 

Thank you!  We'll se you at the FAIR!
 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Rape Report July 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on July 1, 2018 that 172 of 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of rape — 18.24 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 criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for the crime of rape.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

July 1, 2018

943

172

18.24%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Significant numbers, the 172 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for rape were 17.64 percent of all inmates, domestic and foreign, in the state’s prisons for the crime of rape.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from July 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates incarcerated for rape, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates incarcerated for rape and the percentage rapes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percentage of All Inmates incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

July 1, 2018

975

803

172

17.64%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18 and Inmate Population Profile 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime of rape in 20 of 36 Oregon counties —55.56 percent of the counties in the state.

Five Oregon counties, Marion (48 rapists), Washington (44 rapists), Multnomah (25 rapists), Lane (13 rapists) and Clackamas (10 rapists) had 140 of 172 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for the crime of rape — 81.40 percent of the alien inmates incarcerated for rape.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

Marion

48

27.91%

Washington

44

25.58%

Multnomah

25

14.53%

Lane

13

7.56%

Clackamas

10

5.81%

Yamhill

7

4.07%

Jackson

5

2.91%

Benton

4

2.33%

Coos

2

1.16%

Deschutes

2

1.16%

Hood River

2

1.16%

Malheur

2

1.16%

Clatsop

1

0.58%

Jefferson

1

0.58%

Lincoln

1

0.58%

Linn

1

0.58%

Morrow

1

0.58%

Polk

1

0.58%

Umatilla

1

0.58%

Wasco

1

0.58%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Klamath

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

OOS (Not a County)

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

172

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens from 21 identified countries incarcerated in DOC prisons have raped Oregon residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 140 of 172 criminal aliens convicted of rape incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 81.40 percent of the alien rapists in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 172 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for the crime of rape.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

 

Mexico

140

81.40%

 

Guatemala

6

3.49%

 

Honduras

3

1.74%

 

Russia

3

1.74%

 

El Salvador

2

1.16%

 

Vietnam

2

1.16%

 

Wales

2

1.16%

 

Burma

1

0.58%

 

Cambodia

1

0.58%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.58%

 

Cuba

1

0.58%

 

Ecuador

1

0.58%

 

Ethiopia

1

0.58%

 

Fiji

1

0.58%

 

India

1

0.58%

 

Jamaica

1

0.58%

 

Laos

1

0.58%

 

Malaysia

1

0.58%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.58%

 

Republic of Congo

1

0.58%

 

Ukraine

1

0.58%

 

Total

172

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report July 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on July 1, 2018 that 136 of the 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.42 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, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

July 1, 2018

943

136

14.42%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime of homicidal violence in 22 of 36 Oregon counties —66.11 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Multnomah (38 alien inmates convicted of homicides), Marion (24 alien inmates convicted of homicides), Washington (21 alien inmates convicted of homicides), Umatilla (9 alien inmates convicted of homicides), Clackamas (7 alien inmates convicted of homicides), Lane (6 alien inmates convicted of homicides) and Jackson (5 alien inmates convicted of homicides) had 110 of 136 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for homicidal violence — 80.88 percent of the alien inmates in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

Multnomah

38

27.94%

Marion

24

17.65%

Washington

21

15.44%

Umatilla

9

6.62%

Clackamas

7

5.15%

Lane

6

4.41%

Jackson

5

3.68%

Linn

3

2.21%

Klamath

3

2.21%

Yamhill

3

2.21%

Benton

2

1.47%

Josephine

2

1.47%

Lincoln

2

1.47%

Polk

2

1.47%

Clatsop

1

0.74%

Deschutes

1

0.74%

Douglas

1

0.74%

Gilliam

1

0.74%

Hood River

1

0.74%

Jefferson

1

0.74%

Malheur

1

0.74%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.74%

Tillamook

1

0.74%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

136

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Criminal aliens from 19 different countries have committed homicidal violence against Oregon residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 106 of 136 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.94 percent of the alien inmates in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 136 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

 

Mexico

106

77.94%

 

Cuba

4

2.94%

 

Canada

3

2.21%

 

Vietnam

3

2.21%

 

Cambodia

2

1.47%

 

El Salvador

2

1.47%

 

Guatemala

2

1.47%

 

Laos

2

1.47%

 

South Korea

2

1.47%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.74%

 

Honduras

1

0.74%

 

Japan

1

0.74%

 

Mariana Islands

1

0.74%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.74%

 

Nicaragua

1

0.74%

 

Nigeria

1

0.74%

 

Peru

1

0.74%

 

South Africa

1

0.74%

 

Turkey

1

0.74%

 

Total

136

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.


 

Responding to The Oregonian on Measure 105

On Sunday, August 5, The Oregonian published an editorial supposedly giving “facts” about Oregon’s sanctuary law and attacking Governor-candidate Buehler for supporting its repeal. 

The editorial presented an unfair, inaccurate picture of Measure 105, a measure supported by OFIR which would repeal Oregon’s illegal alien sanctuary law – ORS 181A.820.

According to the editorial, “one incident (Sergio Martinez’s rape of one woman and the sexual assault of another”), is no reason to toss a state law that has served us well over the past three decades.”

Apparently The Oregonian is unaware that there are close to 1000 criminal aliens with ICE holds on them, now serving time in the Oregon State Prison.  No one gets sent to the state prison for a minor infraction.   136 are in for homicide and 474 for sex offenses (sex abuse, rape, sodomy). 

A respected expert in law enforcement would certainly not agree with The Oregonian’s assertion that the state’s sanctuary law is “common sense.”  U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams condemns the sanctuary law as a major hindrance in enforcing federal immigration laws  He said in an article in The Oregonian last year: “Simply put, Oregon's sanctuary status declaration directly contravenes federal immigration law and threatens public safety. This has put many sheriffs in the position of choosing whether to violate state or federal law. It's an untenable position. …”

Furthermore, The Oregonian’s editorial statement that illegal entry is not a crime is very misleading.  A single illegal entry is a misdemeanor but if repeated after being deported, becomes punishable as a felony.  Also, Immigration and Nationality Act Section 237 (a)(1)(B) says: "Any alien who is present in the United States in violation of this Act or any other law of the United States is deportable."  This means that any illegal alien and any immigrant who overstays a visa is lawfully subject to deportation at any time.

The Oregonian objects to use of a single offender to illustrate problems with Oregon’s sanctuary law, but the newspaper itself repeatedly uses examples of specific illegal aliens to milk the sympathies of gullible readers and influence them to accept illegal immigration generally.

There have been hundreds of sob stories about the woes suffered by individual illegal aliens and how cruel people are to object to their presence.  Where are equivalent reports of the sufferings of the hundreds of Oregonians who’ve been killed, raped, robbed or maimed by alien criminals now sitting in our jails with ICE holds on them for likely being in this country illegally?

What would happen to the “drug crisis” if there were not an ample supply of illegal aliens to expedite international drug trafficking?  What would happen to the homeless population if they did not have to compete with illegal aliens for living space and jobs at living wages?

Hopefully, voters in Oregon will see that, contrary to the views of The Oregonian, true “common sense” requires repeal of Oregon’s outdated sanctuary law, and they will stop Oregon sanctuaries by voting YES on Measure 105 in November.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report July 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) July 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,916 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on July 1st there were 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.32 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 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 inmates with ICE detainers incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons.
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Total Domestic Inmates

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

July 1, 2018

14,916

13,973

943

6.32%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18 and Inmate Population Profile 01 July 18.

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

County

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County

Marion

229

24.28%

Washington

200

21.21%

Multnomah

186

19.72%

Clackamas

79

8.38%

Lane

42

4.45%

Jackson

35

3.71%

Yamhill

23

2.44%

Umatilla

21

2.23%

Linn

16

1.70%

Klamath

15

1.59%

Polk

14

1.48%

Benton

13

1.38%

Deschutes

13

1.38%

Malheur

8

0.85%

Lincoln

7

0.74%

Jefferson

5

0.53%

Josephine

5

0.53%

Wasco

5

0.53%

Clatsop

4

0.42%

Douglas

4

0.42%

Coos

3

0.32%

Hood River

3

0.32%

Tillamook

3

0.32%

Columbia

2

0.21%

Morrow

2

0.21%

Union

2

0.21%

Crook

1

0.11%

Gilliam

1

0.11%

Lake

1

0.11%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.11%

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

943

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 943 criminal aliens.

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

Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

201

21.31%

Rape

172

18.24%

Homicide

136

14.42%

Sodomy

101

10.71%

Drugs

91

9.65%

Assault

72

7.64%

Robbery

49

5.20%

Kidnapping

24

2.55%

Burglary

21

2.23%

Theft

13

1.38%

Vehicle Theft

6

0.64%

Driving Offense

3

0.32%

Forgery

1

0.11%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

53

5.62%

Total

943

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from July 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.
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a % of Total Inmates by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

1,744

1,543

201

11.53%

Rape

975

803

172

17.64%

Homicide

1,761

1,625

136

7.72%

Sodomy

1,038

937

101

9.73%

Drugs

915

824

91

9.95%

Assault

2,053

1,981

72

3.51%

Robbery

1,490

1,441

49

3.29%

Kidnapping

278

254

24

8.63%

Burglary

1,321

1,300

21

1.59%

Theft

1,071

1,058

13

1.21%

Vehicle Theft

540

534

6

1.11%

Driving Offense

218

215

3

1.38%

Forgery

55

54

1

1.82%

Arson

68

68

0

0.00%

Escape

48

48

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,341

1,288

53

3.95%

Total

14,916

13,973

943

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18 and Inmate Population Profile 01 July 18.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 943 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons.
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OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin

Mexico

753

79.85%

Guatemala

22

2.33%

Cuba

19

2.01%

El Salvador

16

1.70%

Honduras

13

1.38%

Vietnam

13

1.38%

Federated States of Micronesia

9

0.95%

Laos

6

0.64%

Russia

6

0.64%

Canada

5

0.53%

Cambodia

4

0.42%

Philippines

4

0.42%

Ecuador

3

0.32%

Peru

3

0.32%

South Korea

3

0.32%

Ukraine

3

0.32%

Other / Unknown Countries

61

6.47%

Total

943

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 18.

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 ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 943 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($102,089.18) per day, ($714,624.26) per week, and ($37,262,550.70) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 943 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 July 1, 2018:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201807.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated July 1, 2018.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, February 1, 2017:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/oregon-department-of-corrections-criminal-alien-report-july-2018/


 

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in June 2018

On June 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 235 of the 957 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 24.56 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 235 criminal aliens incarcerated on June 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

54

22.98%

Rape

48

20.43%

Sodomy

34

14.47%

Homicide

24

10.21%

Assault

19

8.09%

Kidnapping

10

4.26%

Robbery

8

3.40%

Drugs

7

2.98%

Burglary

5

2.13%

Vehicle Theft

3

1.28%

Driving Offense

1

0.43%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

22

9.36%

Total

235

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 18.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from June 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Marion County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

203

54

26.60%

Rape

173

48

27.75%

Homicide

137

24

17.52%

Sodomy

102

34

33.33%

Drugs

93

7

7.53%

Assault

76

19

25.00%

Robbery

49

8

16.33%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Burglary

20

5

25.00%

Theft

14

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

6

3

50.00%

Driving Offense

5

1

20.00%

Forgery

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

54

22

40.74%

Total

957

235

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 18.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 235 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

208

88.51%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.28%

Russia

3

1.28%

Cambodia

2

0.85%

El Salvador

2

0.85%

Guatemala

2

0.85%

Other Countries

15

6.38%

Total

235

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 18.

Criminal aliens from 18 different countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

Paying the bill for illegal immigration

Our conflicting immigration policies and rules in the U.S. can lead to some amazing true-life stories. Here’s a shocker that wouldn’t have happened had Congress not passed so many loopholes and dodges in immigration laws, making immigration law enforcement extremely complicated and often misreported in the media.

How about a little sympathy for the needs of U.S. citizens, and not so much for the millions of foreign nationals who enter and stay in the country illegally? 

1. Check out the immigration voting records of your members of Congress here.

2. Vote YES on the Stop Oregon Sanctuaries initiative (Measure105) in the Oregon general election, November 6, 2018.

LOOK WHAT THIS ILLEGAL ALIEN IS COSTING THE U.S.:

Paying the Cost — Literally — for Alien Criminals in the United States

By Dan Cadman, Center for Immigration Studies,  on July 31, 2018

[Excerpt only.  For emphasis, we’ve put some parts into bold font.  Read the full article here.]

I've been reading about the case of an illegal alien from Mexico who was arrested and criminally charged in a county in Utah for serial sexual abuse of his 8-year-old stepdaughter. He has also been charged with multiple counts of document fraud and identity theft, almost certainly because once arrested for the pedophilia crimes, law enforcement officials determined that he was living and working in the United States with phony documents involving someone else's Social Security number or name.

The alien, 49-year-old Gerardo Valerio-Romero, since being jailed, has been diagnosed with cancer and run up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Worse, the treatments have necessitated postponements of his trial, which results in the need for more treatment, and so forth, in a downward financial spiral that is bankrupting the county sheriff's office.

Two media accounts show some of the troubling aspects that crop up in such cases.

KUER public radio, for instance, quotes his lawyer as suggesting that the sheriff's office simply drop the charges and let him be deported to Mexico (Immigration and Customs Enforcement, "ICE", that much-reviled agency of late, has filed a detainer seeking custody after the disposition of Valerio-Romero's criminal charges.) The sheriff's office responded that they don't wish to, because of the uncertainty that he will actually be deported should that occur. Almost as an afterthought, the sheriff suggested that such a recourse permits the man to avoid accountability.  …

It seems to me that criminal accountability is vitally important in this case. As a retired ICE official, it's something I'm confident current ICE agents also feel strongly about, because they know the system. The truth is that, even if he were removed, policing our border is such a difficult proposition these days — with resistance to border barriers, continual pushes to play the catch-and-release game, and the big money to be made in human smuggling — it's entirely likely that Valerio-Romero would illegally return in a relatively short period of time and simply relocate someplace else with new fraudulent documents bought cheaply from a storefront vendor.

As to the sheriff's assertion that he "does not believe Immigration and Customs Enforcement will push to deport Romero should the county release him", that needs put into context:

If the Utah County district attorney's office foolishly drops the charges, then Valerio-Romero may be an illegal alien, but he's not a criminal alien. He drops to the bottom of the priority list not only for ICE, but also for the immigration court. If ICE attempts to detain him without bond, or with a high bond, his immigration attorney will undoubtedly at that point say, "But judge, he's not a convict, he's simply illegally in the United States like the other 11 million or so aliens in his circumstance." ICE is consistently hammered for allegedly deporting aliens who have no criminal convictions. That sometimes is so, but Valerio-Romero is exactly the kind of case that gets statistically misreported by the hundreds in the press or by opportunistic migrant advocates, who choose to obfuscate the facts behind each of those cases, leaving the public with serious misunderstandings of the work going on behind the scenes.

The other article about the case, in the Daily Caller, quotes Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie as saying:

We're looking to the federal government and federal delegation to step up. It's their responsibility to enforce these laws. It's their failure to act that's created this situation.

Oh? How does that follow? Does Utah County step up and take responsibility for the medical cost of victims of violent crimes since it is clearly "their responsibility" to enforce laws against such crimes?

How about pedophiles? Putting aside the man's immigration status, isn't it Utah County's job to protect children against predators, which they failed to do in this case? Will they be paying for the years of psychological treatment that the victimized child should receive? If not, why not?

I don't want to suggest that I'm without sympathy for the plight of the county sheriff's office. On the contrary, they have been caught in the cross-hairs of a myopic county commission that apparently was too foolhardy to obtain catastrophic inmate health care insurance on one hand, and a federal Congress on the other hand that even now cannot bring itself to pass overdue and sorely needed immigration enforcement reforms.

Instead, Congress is reduced to such foolishness as introducing bills to abolish ICE on the Democratic side of the House, and nonbinding resolutions "in support" of ICE on the Republican side, even as their Appropriations Committee adopts a series of measures in the 2019 budget that would turn a bad situation even uglier.

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