enforcement

Lane County Sheriff″s Office accused of violating Oregon ‘sanctuary’ law

More than a dozen community organizations have accused the Lane County Sheriff’s Office of violating Oregon’s “sanctuary” law, but Sheriff Byron Trapp has denied the allegations and said his office is in full compliance with all laws.

The law, enacted in 1987 and affirmed by Oregon voters in November, says law enforcement agencies can not use personnel, money or equipment for the purpose of detecting or apprehending individuals who are only violating federal immigration laws.

In a Feb. 1 letter, the organizations outlined two specific examples that they said shows the sheriff’s office is violating the law. One specific concern is the jail notifying U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the pending release of an individual whom the federal agency has signaled an intent to take into custody upon release. The other concern is allowing ICE agents access into the jail.

“I don’t think the motives of the sheriff’s office are suspect. They’re trying to be a good community partner,” said Brook Reinhard, executive director of Public Defender Services of Lane County, which signed the letter. “Using the phone system or using any part of a county building is violating the statute. I don’t think it’s nefarious or anything like that.”

Other organizations that signed the letter include Causa, an immigrant rights organization, the Eugene Human Rights Commission, Centro Latino Americano, and the ACLU of Oregon.

The sheriff said he and his employees “recognize our duty to enforce the law and certainly we can’t put ourselves in the position of violating law and we will not do that.”

Dozens of protesters gathered outside the Lane County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, demanding the sheriff address the organizations’ concerns, according to KLCC. County commissioners also are expected to hear the concerns at their meeting Tuesday.

Also on Friday, a Wasco County judge ruled that officials with the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities, or NORCOR, a regional jail in The Dalles, were violating the Oregon sanctuary law by notifying ICE when the jail is scheduled to release a foreign-born individual. The ramifications of the ruling, which is expected to be appealed, on Lane County is unclear.

The organizations sent the letter to Trapp on the same week that the Lane County Circuit Court canceled a trial for an individual who was arrested by ICE in December after his family posted bail, Reinhard said. The client and his family reported that county employees led him into a room in the jail’s sally port to show him how to use an ignition interlock device and two ICE agents were waiting to apprehend him, he said. The jail had notified ICE of the individual’s pending release, the letter said.

Around the same time, ICE agents arrested an individual at a provider’s office to attend court-ordered alcohol treatment, Reinhard said. The lawyer said the sheriff’s office had no involvement in that arrest.

Trapp said the jail will notify ICE they’ve begun the release process for an individual but only after the federal agency has made a specific request for that individual. Usually, the jail staff don’t know the immigration status of the individual being booked, he said.

The sheriff said it’s the same notification process the jail follows if any other local, state or federal law enforcement agency inquires about the release of an individual that they want to interview or otherwise make contact with. And it’s the same process the jail uses when residents call to ask about the release status of a family member or assailant, he said.

“We’re not doing anything unique or different (with ICE) than we do for ... law enforcement or non-law-enforcement citizens of our community,” Trapp said.

In the Wasco County case, NORCOR was notifying ICE when it was scheduled to release a foreign-born individual. Again, Trapp said the jail only notifies ICE of the release of individuals after ICE has made a specific request.

ICE agents use the same front door to enter and exit the jail that every other federal, state and local law enforcement agency uses, Trapp said. He said the organizations falsely accused the sheriff’s office of allowing ICE “special access to the back entrance” of the building.

The organizations demanded in the letter that Trapp cease the disputed practices, confirm he has done so and provide any revised instructions, policies or guidelines.

Trapp, who said he’s had prior conversations with many of the organization about his office’s relationship with ICE, isn’t planning to respond to the letter.

Judge rules NORCOR can’t notify ICE of inmate releases but can house ICE detainees

A Wasco County judge ruled Friday that two immigration enforcement practices at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Center violate the state’s sanctuary law but upheld the jail’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The jail in The Dalles houses inmates for Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam counties. But under an interagency agreement reached in 1999, it also has housed people detained by ICE on illegal immigration allegations.

Wasco County Circuit Judge John Wolf found that the regional jail’s past policy of notifying ICE agents of scheduled releases of inmates in state or local criminal cases violated Oregon law...

The judge also ruled the jail can’t hold inmates for ICE beyond the time that they would face for their criminal charge.

Yet the judge didn’t nullify the regional jail’s contract with the federal immigration enforcement agency.

The jail’s contract “to accept and provide for secure custody’’ of federal detainees didn’t violate state law, Wolf ruled. The judge considered the “ordinary meaning’’ of the word “apprehending’’ from the state sanctuary law to mean arresting or seizing someone, not holding someone in jail.

Wolf’s ruling means ICE will still be able to house at the regional jail people it detains for alleged immigration violations...

DOCUMENT: Judge’s ruling

The plaintiffs -- Wasco County taxpayers who filed the lawsuit in 2017 -- and the regional jail each declared a win...

Attorney Derek Ashton, who represents the regional jail, said he was pleased with the decision upholding the jail’s contract with ICE.

“The contract at issue is critical to NORCOR’s budget and operations and eases a tax burden on the people of Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam counties,” he said in a statement. “Today’s decision ensures that critical funding source will remain in place.”

The plaintiffs had alleged misuse of tax revenues for immigration enforcement. They established it costs $97 a day to house an inmate at the jail, and ICE reimburses the jail $80 an inmate.

As the suit was pending, the regional jail changed its policy in April.

... ICE would pay NORCOR to house the inmates once the “paper transfer’’ was done.

But the judge said that the form wasn’t an arrest warrant, didn’t show any show probable cause and wasn’t signed by a judge.

“When a state or local inmate is no longer subject to custody on those charges, NORCOR does not have authority to maintain custody and must release the inmate,” Wolf ruled.

Since April, the jail has informed ICE of an inmate’s date of release, and if federal agents are present at the jail they may arrest the person in the lobby or the person is free to leave. A released inmate arrested by ICE in the lobby may be turned back to NORCOR to be held under the interagency agreement.

The judge’s ruled Friday, however, that any release notification by the jail to the federal agency violated the state’s sanctuary law.

The jail, though, can verify the immigration status of a person arrested for any criminal offense during the booking process. The jail notifies ICE when a foreign-born person is booked into the jail on state or local charges, either through the Law Enforcement Data System or the National Crime Information Center data system, or through an email or fax.

State lawmakers who adopted Oregon’s sanctuary law were clear that they intended to allow law enforcement officials to notify ICE about arrests so ICE to could follow up on their own, the judge found....

The Wasco County judge’s ruling likely won’t be the last on this issue, as both sides may appeal.

Whatever happened to the “Hire American” promise?

Trump supporters and others were shocked to hear Pres. Trump ad lib, in the State of the Union address, his wish to bring in immigrants in record-breaking numbers.  Worse, he repeated the idea again the next day!

It seems that along with bringing American-run businesses back to the U.S., employers want to continue using foreign workers instead of U.S. citizen workers, and they’re lining up the President to assure they can keep on using cheap foreign labor in the U.S. at the expense of U.S. citizens.

Abuses of the H-1 visa program have been going on for many years, especially in the computer technology field, but also in other fields.

Here’s a good summary of the current situation: 

Do we really need so many foreign tech workers?

By Froma Harrop, syndicated columnist, Feb. 7, 2019

Americans don't usually think of technical professionals as "guest workers," yet at any one time, there are more than a half-million foreigners holding tech jobs in the U.S. They are here thanks to the H-1B visa program. H-1B, so the official spiel goes, addresses an alleged shortage of "highly skilled" Americans to fill jobs "requiring specialized knowledge."

Growing evidence, however, points to companies' using the program to replace perfectly qualified American workers with cheaper ones from elsewhere. A new report published by the Atlantic Council documents the abuses. The authors are Ron Hira, a political scientist at Howard University, and Bharath Gopalaswamy, director of the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center.

Among their criticisms:

—Virtually any white-collar job can be taken by an H-1B visa holder. About 70 percent of them are held not by what we consider tech workers but by teachers, accountants and salespeople, among others.

(Denver Public Schools employs teachers on H-1B visas. During a strike, the district actually threatened to report participating foreigners to immigration authorities. It later apologized.)

"By every objective measure," Hira and Gopalaswamy write, "most H-1B workers have no more than ordinary skills, skills that are abundantly available in the U.S. labor market."

U.S. colleges graduate 50 percent more students in engineering and in computer and information science than are hired in those fields every year, according to a study by the Economic Policy Institute.

—Employers don't have to show they have a labor shortage to apply. They don't even have to try recruiting an American to fill the job.

Cutting labor costs is clearly the paramount "need." In Silicon Valley, computer systems analysts make on average just over $116,000 a year. But companies can hire H-1B workers at a lower skill level, paying them only about $77,000 a year to do the same work, the report says.

And it's not unheard-of for companies to ask American workers to train the H-1B workers taking their jobs. "60 Minutes" featured Robert Harrison, a senior telecom engineer at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Asked whether training his replacement felt like digging his own grave, Harrison responded:

"It feels worse than that. It feels like not only am I digging the grave but I'm getting ready to stab myself in the gut and fall into the grave."

Apparently, the argument that "tech jobs need filling" has, in many cases, oozed to "we want cheaper foreigners." The H-1B program demands a major overhaul.

Read the entire article at:  https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/opinion/2019/02/07/do-we-really-need-so-many-foreign-tech-workers/2801047002/

CBP officers seize largest amount of fentanyl in history

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine seizure represents the third largest at an Arizona port. 
 
CBP Officers discovered more than 400 packages of drugs concealed within a special floor compartment of a trailer that was laden with cucumbers, driven by a 26-year-old truck driver. Following an alert by a CBP narcotics detection canine, CBP officers seized nearly 254 pounds of fentanyl with a value of approximately $3.5 million and almost 395 pounds of methamphetamine valued at $1.1 million. 
 
Nogales Area Port Director Michael Humphries praised his staff at the Mariposa Commercial Facility for this record breaking drug seizure and arrest.
 
 “I want to express my gratitude to the CBP officers involved in this case and Nogales personnel who selflessly perform their duties with dedication, vigilance, and professional even during a funding hiatus,” said PD Humphries. “Opioids pose a real danger to every community in America and are having fatal consequences across our nation. This past weekend our CBP officers were able to stop an enormous amount of these deadly narcotics from hitting our streets.”
 
The driver of the vehicle was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), who charged him with two counts of 21 USC 841, possession with intent to distribute and is currently in federal custody.
 
“This case clearly shows that HSI’s and CBP’s collaborative efforts continue to have an impact, as those attempting to smuggle illicit drugs are stopped at the border,” said HSI Special Agent in Charge Scott Brown. “These efforts exhibit the combined resources of law enforcement agencies’ resolve to combating these deadly drugs from entering our communities.”
 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report December 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 131 of the 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.48 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 December 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

December 1, 2018

905

131

14.48%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 (35 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Marion (22 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Washington (21 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Umatilla (9 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Clackamas (7 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Lane (6 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) and Jackson (5 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) had 105 of 131 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for homicidal violence — 80.15 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 December 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

35

26.72%

Marion

22

16.79%

Washington

21

16.03%

Umatilla

9

6.87%

Clackamas

7

5.34%

Lane

6

4.58%

Jackson

5

3.82%

Linn

3

2.29%

Klamath

3

2.29%

Yamhill

3

2.29%

Benton

2

1.53%

Josephine

2

1.53%

Lincoln

2

1.53%

Polk

2

1.53%

Clatsop

1

0.76%

Deschutes

1

0.76%

Douglas

1

0.76%

Gilliam

1

0.76%

Hood River

1

0.76%

Jefferson

1

0.76%

Malheur

1

0.76%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.76%

Tillamook

1

0.76%

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

131

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 101 of 131 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.10 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 131 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on December 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

101

77.10%

 

Cuba

4

3.05%

 

Canada

3

2.29%

 

Vietnam

3

2.29%

 

Cambodia

2

1.53%

 

El Salvador

2

1.53%

 

Guatemala

2

1.53%

 

Laos

2

1.53%

 

South Korea

2

1.53%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.76%

 

Honduras

1

0.76%

 

Japan

1

0.76%

 

Mariana Islands

1

0.76%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.76%

 

Nicaragua

1

0.76%

 

Nigeria

1

0.76%

 

Peru

1

0.76%

 

South Africa

1

0.76%

 

Turkey

1

0.76%

 

Total

131

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 Sex Abuse Report December 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 190 of 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of sex abuse — 20.99 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex abuse in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by the crime of sex abuse).

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 December 1st in the state’s prisons for the crime of sex abuse.

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 Sex Abuse

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

December 1, 2018

905

190

20.99%

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

The 190 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for sex abuse were 10.08 percent of all inmates, domestic and foreign, in the state’s prisons for the crime of sex abuse.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from December 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates incarcerated for sex abuse, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates incarcerated for sex abuse and the percentage of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex abuse.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Sex Abuse

DOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Sex Abuse

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

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

December 1, 2018

1,759

1,569

190

10.08%

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

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

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (47 alien sex abusers), Washington (43 alien sex abusers), Multnomah (33 alien sex abusers), Clackamas (10 alien sex abusers), Jackson (10 alien sex abusers), Lane (9 alien sex abusers) and Linn (7 alien sex abusers) had 159 of 190 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for the crime of sex abuse — 83.68 percent of the alien inmates incarcerated for sex abuse.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

Marion

47

24.74%

Washington

43

22.63%

Multnomah

33

17.37%

Clackamas

10

5.26%

Jackson

10

5.26%

Lane

9

4.74%

Linn

7

3.68%

Deschutes

4

2.11%

Klamath

3

1.58%

Malheur

3

1.58%

Polk

3

1.58%

Umatilla

3

1.58%

Yamhill

3

1.58%

Clatsop

2

1.05%

Josephine

2

1.05%

Lincoln

2

1.05%

Benton

1

0.53%

Jefferson

1

0.53%

Morrow

1

0.53%

Tillamook

1

0.53%

Union

1

0.53%

Wasco

1

0.53%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

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%

Hood River

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

OOS (Not a County)

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

190

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from 17 identified countries incarcerated in DOC prisons have sexually abused Oregon residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 167 of 190 criminal aliens convicted of sex abuse incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 87.89 percent of the alien sex abusers in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 190 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons for the crime of sex abuse.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

 

Mexico

167

87.89%

 

Guatemala

5

2.63%

 

Peru

2

1.05%

 

Sierra Leone

2

1.05%

 

Belize

1

0.53%

 

Bhutan

1

0.53%

 

Canada

1

0.53%

 

Cuba

1

0.53%

 

Czechoslovakia

1

0.53%

 

El Salvador

1

0.53%

 

England

1

0.53%

 

Estonia

1

0.53%

 

Federated States of Micronesia

1

0.53%

 

Germany

1

0.53%

 

Honduras

1

0.53%

 

Japan

1

0.53%

 

South Korea

1

0.53%

 

Other / Unknown Countries

1

0.53%

 

Total

190

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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: Criminal Alien Report December 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,828 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.10 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 December 1st in the state’s prisons.

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

December 1, 2018

14,828

13,923

905

6.10%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County

Marion

222

24.53%

Washington

192

21.22%

Multnomah

174

19.23%

Clackamas

76

8.40%

Lane

41

4.53%

Jackson

32

3.54%

Umatilla

24

2.65%

Yamhill

20

2.21%

Linn

17

1.88%

Polk

13

1.44%

Benton

12

1.33%

Deschutes

12

1.33%

Klamath

11

1.22%

Malheur

8

0.88%

Lincoln

7

0.77%

Jefferson

6

0.66%

Tillamook

5

0.55%

Wasco

5

0.55%

Clatsop

4

0.44%

Douglas

4

0.44%

Josephine

4

0.44%

Coos

3

0.33%

Hood River

3

0.33%

Columbia

2

0.22%

Morrow

2

0.22%

Union

2

0.22%

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

905

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 905 criminal aliens.

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

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

190

20.99%

Rape

169

18.67%

Homicide

131

14.48%

Sodomy

99

10.94%

Assault

76

8.40%

Drugs

74

8.18%

Robbery

47

5.19%

Kidnapping

27

2.98%

Burglary

22

2.43%

Theft

11

1.22%

Vehicle Theft

4

0.44%

Driving Offense

2

0.22%

Arson

1

0.11%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

52

5.75%

Total

905

100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from December 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 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

1,759

1,569

190

10.80%

Rape

980

811

169

17.24%

Homicide

1,781

1,650

131

7.36%

Sodomy

1,051

952

99

9.42%

Drugs

896

822

74

8.26%

Assault

2,049

1,973

76

3.71%

Robbery

1,467

1,420

47

3.20%

Kidnapping

274

247

27

9.85%

Burglary

1,279

1,257

22

1.72%

Theft

1,002

991

11

1.10%

Vehicle Theft

528

524

4

0.76%

Driving Offense

240

238

2

0.83%

Arson

83

82

1

1.20%

Escape

43

43

0

0.00%

Forgery

44

44

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,352

1,300

52

3.85%

Total

14,828

13,923

905

 

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 905 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

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

726

80.22%

Guatemala

22

2.43%

Cuba

14

1.55%

El Salvador

13

1.44%

Vietnam

13

1.44%

Honduras

11

1.22%

Laos

7

0.77%

Russia

7

0.77%

Federated States of Micronesia

6

0.66%

Canada

5

0.55%

Cambodia

4

0.44%

Ukraine

4

0.44%

Ecuador

3

0.33%

Peru

3

0.33%

South Korea

3

0.33%

Other / Unknown Countries

64

7.07%

Total

905

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 905 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($97,975.30) per day, ($685,827.10) per week, and ($35,760,984.50) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 905 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Inmate Population Profile December 1, 2018:
https://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201812.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated December 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/2019/01/07/oregon-department-of-corrections-criminal-alien-report-december-2018/

The Crisis at the Border; Pres. Trump's address to the nation

There are many media and internet comments and misinterpretations of Pres. Trump’s address to the nation on Tuesday night, Jan. 8.  Read here what he actually said:

President Donald J. Trump’s Address to the Nation on the Crisis at the Border

January 8, 2019 , Oval Office, 9:01 P.M. EST

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trumps-address-nation-crisis-border/

My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

Every day, Customs and Border Patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country.  We are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.

America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation.  But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration.  It strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages.  Among those hardest hit are African Americans and Hispanic Americans.

Our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. Every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border.  More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War.

In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings.  Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.

This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.

Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States — a dramatic increase.  These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs.  One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico.  Women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.

This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border.  This is the cycle of human suffering that I am determined to end.

My administration has presented Congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers.  It’s a tremendous problem.  Our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the Department of Homeland Security.  These are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep America safe.  In fact, safer than ever before.

The proposal from Homeland Security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things.  We have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy.  Our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.

Furthermore, we have asked Congress to close border security loopholes so that illegal immigrant children can be safely and humanely returned back home.

Finally, as part of an overall approach to border security, law enforcement professionals have requested $5.7 billion for a physical barrier.  At the request of Democrats, it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.  This barrier is absolutely critical to border security.  It’s also what our professionals at the border want and need.  This is just common sense.

The border wall would very quickly pay for itself.   The cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year — vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from Congress.  The wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with Mexico.

Senator Chuck Schumer — who you will be hearing from later tonight — has repeatedly supported a physical barrier in the past, along with many other Democrats.  They changed their mind only after I was elected President.

Democrats in Congress have refused to acknowledge the crisis.  And they have refused to provide our brave border agents with the tools they desperately need to protect our families and our nation.

The federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.
My administration is doing everything in our power to help those impacted by the situation.  But the only solution is for Democrats to pass a spending bill that defends our borders and re-opens the government.

This situation could be solved in a 45-minute meeting.  I have invited Congressional leadership to the White House tomorrow to get this done.  Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security.

Some have suggested a barrier is immoral.  Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes?  They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.  The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized.

America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border.  The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.

Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders.  In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history.  In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor.  In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.

Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration.  I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers.  So sad.  So terrible.  I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.

How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?

To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?
To every member of Congress: Pass a bill that ends this crisis.
To every citizen: Call Congress and tell them to finally, after all of these decades, secure our border.

This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice.  This is about whether we fulfill our sacred duty to the American citizens we serve.

When I took the Oath of Office, I swore to protect our country.  And that is what I will always do, so help me God.
Thank you and goodnight.

END            9:11 P.M. EST

Pres. Trump addresses nation on wall issues

Alert date: 
2019-01-08
Alert body: 

President Trump is scheduled to address the nation Tuesday, Jan. 8  at 9 pm Eastern Time (6 PM Pacific Time) about immigration and the need to build a wall to help stop illegal immigration.  He will speak from the Oval Office of The White House, and all major TV networks will carry the talk.

 https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/07/prime-time-donald-trump-bets-it-all-in-televised-8-minute-address-from-oval-office/

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-to-travel-to-southern-border-thursday-sarah-sanders-says

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

On November 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 226 of the 909 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 24.86 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 226 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 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

Rape

49

21.68%

Sex Abuse

48

21.24%

Sodomy

32

14.16%

Homicide

22

9.73%

Assault

18

7.96%

Robbery

11

4.87%

Kidnapping

10

4.42%

Drugs

7

3.10%

Burglary

5

2.21%

Vehicle Theft

3

1.33%

Arson

1

0.44%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

20

8.85%

Total

226

100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from November 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

189

49

25.93%

Rape

171

48

28.07%

Homicide

132

22

16.67%

Sodomy

99

32

32.32%

Drugs

77

7

9.09%

Assault

76

18

23.68%

Robbery

49

11

22.45%

Kidnapping

26

10

38.46%

Burglary

21

5

23.81%

Theft

11

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

5

3

60.00%

Arson

1

1

100.00%

Driving Offense

1

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

51

20

39.22%

Total

909

226

 

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

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 226 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 County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

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

Mexico

199

88.05%

Russia

4

1.77%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.33%

Guatemala

3

1.33%

Cambodia

2

0.88%

Other Countries

15

6.64%

Total

226

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 November 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/.

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