enforcement

What you're not supposed to know

Fortunately, some people and institutions dig around, find, and publish, solid information to measure the full scope of the crisis at U.S. borders now, where thousands of people are pouring in from all over the world, with no end in sight. 

Statistics are hard going to read and think about, but they do exist.  The Center for Immigration Studies deals with them routinely.  Here’s one of their reports, with information you’re not likely to see in the general media, nor hear from your Congressperson: 

Revealing Numbers from DOJ and DHS; Quantifying the scope of the border disaster, and its effects, by Andrew R. Arthur, July 21, 2019.

In his article, Arthur describes how figures in official releases “quantify the scope of the disaster that has been unfolding over the last few months on the border, the reasons for that disaster, and its effects on our immigration system.” He highlights the most important figures, for example:  "Recent initiatives to track family unit [FMU] cases revealed that close to 82 percent of completed cases have resulted in an in absentia order of removal." This means that 82% of the refugee or asylum claims among this group of migrants are bogus.

He quotes from a DHS report:  “The many cases that lack merit occupy a large portion of limited docket time and absorb scarce government resources, exacerbating the immigration-court backlog and diverting attention from other meritorious cases. Indeed, despite DOJ deploying the largest number of immigration judges in history and completing historic numbers of cases, a significant backlog remains. There are more than 900,000 pending cases in immigration courts, at least 436,000 of which include an asylum application [Emphasis added].”

Arthur concludes:

The situation at the Southwest border is bad and getting worse, as the figures in the IFR demonstrate. It is not only an issue for our overburdened immigration courts, and DHS employees and resources, but it also imposes a tragic toll on the migrants themselves, who are subject to abuse and exploitation on the way to the United States (as I noted in my last post).

Notwithstanding these facts, Congress has failed to act to plug the loopholes that are being exploited by smugglers and migrants alike. Instead, it simply holds hearings purporting to examine how the administration has acted "inhumanely" with respect to the flood of migrants with which it must contend, or its members send out sanctimonious tweets exploiting the human tragedy that is occurring on its watch and largely because of its inaction. As a former staffer, I can assure you that legislating is hard. The figures in the IFR demonstrate, however, that it is necessary, now more than ever.   [END]

And what do we hear from Oregon’s Congressional delegation?  Mostly wailing about the poor migrants and no concern for the effects of massive immigration on U.S. citizens.  Check out Oregon delegates’ voting records, tracked by NumbersUSA at: https://www.numbersusa.com/content/my/tools/grades/list/0/CONGRESS/or/A/Grade/Active.  For the current Congress, 6 of the 7 get F-. Senator Merkley and all 5 Representatives are up for reelection in 2020, Senator Wyden in 2022.

ICE detains man at Astoria courthouse

Federal immigration agents detained a man at the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria on Thursday after spraying people who were trying to escort him away.

Fabian Alberto Zamora-Rodriguez appeared in Circuit Court for a hearing related to felony charges that he encouraged child sexual abuse. Aware U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were outside the second-floor courtroom, immigrant rights’ advocates and the man’s mother and partner tightly surrounded him as he tried to leave.Federal immigration agents detained a man at the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria on Thursday after spraying people who were trying to escort him away.

Fabian Alberto Zamora-Rodriguez appeared in Circuit Court for a hearing related to felony charges that he encouraged child sexual abuse. Aware U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were outside the second-floor courtroom, immigrant rights’ advocates and the man’s mother and partner tightly surrounded him as he tried to leave.

Immigration agents took a man into custody at the Clatsop County Courthouse on Thursday.

A video of the encounter, shared with The Astorian by a bystander, Maria Senaida Perez, shows immigration agents confronting the people in the hallway and releasing what appears to be pepper spray before grabbing Zamora-Rodriguez and taking him into custody.

Tanya Roman, a spokeswoman for ICE, said she was unable to comment on Zamora-Rodriguez’s immigration status or the legal reason for his detention due to privacy concerns.

“It is actually often due to the implementation of unreasonable ‘sanctuary city’ policies that prevent ICE from being notified of the presence of criminal aliens in jails or prisons, which then necessitates that we utilize options like enforcement actions at courthouses to accomplish our law enforcement mission,” she said in an email.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has every legal right to carry out its mission on courthouse grounds if the circumstances of an enforcement action require it.”

Sheriff Tom Bergin said he was notified by ICE before the immigration agents took local action.

“We need to start supporting ICE in their efforts of when people are here illegally,” the sheriff said. “This isn’t a game. These people are here illegally and if ICE has a detainer for them or a warrant then they need to abide by the laws in the state and the United States of America. I’m sorry, that’s how it is. That’s how it should be.”

Bergin said the people who surrounded Zamora-Rodriguez were interfering.

“I’m sorry, but if they have a warrant and the guy needs to go into custody, then he needs to go into custody,” the sheriff said. “But when these protesters or whatever they were, these people that wanted to make sure he didn’t go to jail surrounded him, they’re interfering with a police officer.”

Shaken

Hours afterward, Andrea Gonzalez, a program coordinator with the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, she said was still shaken by the physical nature of the encounter and that it took place inside the courthouse.

“People don’t have rights all of a sudden?” said Gonzalez, who was sprayed. “I don’t know. It just feels ... it feels wrong.”

Under Oregon’s sanctuary law, sheriff’s deputies and others in state and local law enforcement are prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law if the suspect’s only crime is being in the country illegally. Last year, Bergin wrote a letter signed by 15 other county sheriffs supporting a ballot measure that would have repealed the sanctuary law. Voters rejected the measure in November.

The video shows sheriff’s deputies in the hallway at the courthouse on Thursday, but they did not appear to participate in or seek to stop the detention.

“I’m not surprised. Tom Bergin is the sheriff and I know his stance,” Gonzalez said. “And I’m not saying all sheriffs are bad. But I mean clearly they are cooperating with them and they were what, OK with people who are just trying to escort someone out being hurt by these officials? People from their community? That’s disturbing to me for sure.”

Judge Paula Brownhill, the presiding judge of the Circuit Court, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Earlier this year, after a man was detained by ICE outside the courthouse in December, the judge echoed complaints from many judges and civil liberties’ advocates nationally. “Not only criminal defendants, but civil litigants, crime victims, and witnesses may be reluctant to come to court for fear of encountering ICE,” she said.

District Attorney Ron Brown said ICE’s local action was legal. He said that people inside the courthouse could detect the pepper spray hours after it was released.

“It’s not something we like to see at all, but it does happen,” Brown said.

Roman, the ICE spokeswoman, said civil immigration enforcement actions taken inside courthouses can reduce safety risks to the public. “Arrests that take place inside courthouses are undertaken in coordination with courthouse security leadership with the same level of professionalism and respect that ICE officers and agents are committed to practicing every day,” she said.

“ICE does not make civil immigration arrests inside courthouses indiscriminately. As with all other federal agency planned enforcement actions, ICE arrests at courthouses are the result of targeted enforcement actions against specific, targeted aliens.”

Roman said, in years past, “most of these individuals would have been turned over to ICE by local authorities upon their release from jail based on ICE detainers. Now that some cities do not honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street, presenting a potential public safety threat.”

Online activity

Zamora-Rodriguez was arrested in February after the sheriff’s office said he showed up at a local park for what he believed was going to be a sexual rendezvous with an 11-year-old boy. Online, deputies had been posing as the boy and the boy’s 40-year-old babysitter.

He has pleaded not guilty to encouraging child sexual abuse and other felony charges. At the hearing Thursday, a case management hearing was set for October.


Nicole Bales is a reporter for The Astorian, covering police, courts and county government. Contact her at 971-704-1724 or nbales@dailyastorian.com.

 

In support of “deportation raids”

Pres. Trump’s new drive for swift deportation of illegal aliens began on Sunday, July 14.  Now we see the predictable hysteria from open borders advocates. 

Here’s a great explanation of the fundamental necessity of deporting illegal aliens. The writer, Brandon Judd, is president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), representing approximately 16,000 Border Patrol agents.

We’ve added bold font for emphasis to parts of his discussion.

ICE DEPORTATION RAIDS – HERE'S THE TRUTH (THAT EVEN PELOSI AND CLINTON DON'T WANT TO ADMIT)

By Brandon Judd, Fox News, July 14, 2019

[abstract below; see the full article here]

Our nation’s capital is paralyzed by political gridlock. Democrats and Republicans often refuse to fight through the gridlock, and the American people they are supposed to serve pay the price. There is no better example of this than our illegal immigration disaster.

The United States became the greatest nation on earth because of our Constitution, which is the foundation of the laws that govern our land.  From the beginning of our country’s history, we’ve believed in the rule of law which has provided opportunity and prosperity to all who reside within our borders.  We are the envy of the world – which is the reason we face illegal immigration rates not seen by other nations year after year.

Given our prosperity, freedom and opportunity, it is unfathomable that Democrats are so intent on destroying one of the pillars that has supported our great nation for so long, the rule of law.

Consider three of the countries from which so many people are fleeing today –Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.  All three countries are rich in natural resources. All three countries have seaports, which allow for trade with other countries. They all have an able and willing workforce. So why aren’t they prosperous? Because all three countries have governments that fail to uphold the rule of law.

Consider Mexico and its gun laws. 

Of all the nations that hold free elections, Mexico has some of the strictest gun laws.  Notwithstanding those laws, Mexico has the highest murder rate of all free nations. And most of the murders are committed with illegal firearms.

They have extremely tough gun laws, but because bribery runs rampant and the laws aren’t evenly enforced, they mean nearly nothing. Many of Mexico’s citizens who can’t bribe their way out of obeying gun laws are ruled over by armed mobs of drug traffickers, common thugs who have zero respect for laws.

Mexico’s gun laws sound eerily similar to our immigration laws. The United States has some good immigration laws. The laws are intended to provide for an orderly immigration system. Immigration is supposed to work for the benefit of the United States, not for the benefit of lawbreakers who have no respect for our laws.  We are a country of immigrants, most of whom came to the United States legally.  The U.S. accepts more legal immigrants than any other nation in the world, yet we still have an illegal immigration problem that is out of control.

The major breakdown and the key magnet drawing people to cross our borders illegally is our failure to enforce the laws that currently exist.

The highly-publicized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids which kicked off Sunday are the only examples you need to see in order to understand the complete breakdown in the rule of law. This breakdown is why people from other countries feel so empowered to come to the U.S. illegally.

Some of the most powerful people in the United States, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former first lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are helping people in the United States evade justice.

Nobody should wonder why we face a crisis at the border greater than anything we experienced during the Obama administration.

Powerful people are intent on upending the rule of law.  They would rather see the fabric that made our society the envy of the world torn to shreds, traded for personal power and political gain. 

Incessantly attacking, dehumanizing and endangering our law enforcement officers and agencies who are simply trying to enforce the laws that our legislators enacted in the first place is wrong.

Attacking the rule of law is wrong.

If this continues we face a fate similar to the countries so many are fleeing.

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report June 2019

The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (Note: The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from June 22, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

- Mexico 21,627 inmates, 12.0 percent;
- Colombia 1,664 inmates, 0.9 percent;
- Dominican Republic 1,452 inmates, 0.8 percent;
- Cuba 1,161 inmates, 0.6 percent;
- Other / unknown countries 9,105 inmates, 5.0 percent;
- United States 145,335 inmates, 80.6percent;

Total Inmates: 180,344 inmates.

To explain the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining June 22nd BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 35,009 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 19.4 percent of the federal prison population.

With 21,627 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 61.8 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 10,984 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.5 percent of the federal prison population.

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

https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/u-s-federal-bureau-of-prisons-criminal-alien-report-june-2019/

Washington Examiner

OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS

20% federal inmates are immigrants, mostly Mexican

by Paul Bedard | July 05, 2019 01:23 PM

One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

There are a total of 35,009 “criminal aliens” of 180,344 in prison, and 60% are Mexican, according to an analysis provided to Secrets by David Olen Cross of Salem, Ore., a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

The prison data in Cross’ report shows:

• Mexico 21,627 inmates, 12%.

• Colombia 1,664 inmates, 0.9%.

• Dominican Republic 1,452 inmates, 0.8%.

• Cuba 1,161 inmates, 0.6%.

• Other / unknown countries 9,105 inmates, 5%.

• United States 145,335 inmates, 80.6%.

And he added, “The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 10,984 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.5% of the federal prison population.”

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 189 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 20.77 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 189 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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 Washington County by Type of Crime

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

Rape

46

24.34%

Sex Abuse

45

23.81%

Assault

21

11.11%

Homicide

21

11.11%

Sodomy

21

11.11%

Drugs

13

6.88%

Robbery

9

4.76%

Burglary

5

2.65%

Theft

3

1.59%

Driving Offense

1

0.53%

Kidnapping

1

0.53%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

3

1.59%

Total

189

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from May 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 Washington 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 Washington County by Type of Crime

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

Sex Abuse

183

45

24.59%

Rape

172

46

26.74%

Homicide

131

21

16.03%

Sodomy

100

21

21.00%

Assault

85

21

24.71%

Drugs

81

13

16.05%

Robbery

45

9

20.00%

Kidnapping

26

1

3.85%

Burglary

18

5

27.78%

Theft

16

3

18.75%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

3

6.38%

Total

910

189

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from 23 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 149 of 189 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 78.84 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 189 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Washington County in the DOC prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

149

78.84%

Guatemala

9

4.76%

EL Salvador

5

2.65%

Cuba

4

2.12%

Honduras

3

1.59%

Other Countries

19

10.05%

Total

189

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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 Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 215 of the 910 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 23.63 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 215 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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

22.79%

Sex Abuse

44

20.47%

Sodomy

32

14.88%

Homicide

22

10.23%

Assault

15

6.98%

Kidnapping

11

5.12%

Burglary

7

3.26%

Robbery

7

3.26%

Drugs

6

2.79%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.93%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

20

9.30%

Total

215

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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

183

44

24.04%

Rape

172

49

28.49%

Homicide

131

22

16.79%

Sodomy

100

32

32.00%

Assault

85

15

17.65%

Drugs

81

6

7.41%

Robbery

45

7

15.56%

Kidnapping

26

11

42.31%

Burglary

18

7

38.89%

Theft

16

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

2

100.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

20

42.55%

Total

910

215

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from 19 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 185 of 215 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.05 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 215 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

185

86.05%

Russia

4

1.86%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.40%

Guatemala

3

1.40%

Cambodia

2

0.93%

Marshal Islands

2

0.93%

Other Countries

16

7.44%

Total

215

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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/.

Can we accommodate the poor of the whole world?

We hear so much angst from the media about compassion, welcoming the stranger, the Statue of Liberty, immigrants made this country, etc. – below is a sober, up-to-date, realistic account showing the fast-approaching consequences of open borders policies being forced on citizens by current politicians.

We need to elect sensible, honest people to Congress and state legislatures who put the interests of U.S. citizens first, respect our history and laws, and will actually enforce necessary limits on immigration.  “Throw the bums out!”   See here to learn who the Oregon bums in Congress are.  Some more information on Oregon’s bums and braves is here.  Let’s look around for replacements of the bums.

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The Next Influx: The Entire World's Poor and Dispossessed;

Tens of Thousands of "Exotics" and "Extra-Continentals" from around the Globe Moving Through Panama, by Todd Bensman, Center for Immigration Studies, July 1, 2019

EXCERPTS ONLY: See the complete article here.

Like the proverbial "bulge in the belly of the snake," unusually high numbers of non-Latino migrants, obviously not from Central America, are now reportedly passing from Colombia through Panama on their way to the U.S. southern border. Their numbers range to the tens of thousands, whose vanguards we have already seen at the U.S. Southwest Border in recent months: Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Congolese, Haitians, Cubans, and some from the Middle East.

Word of their successful entries into the United States this year clearly reached home countries because now a swell numbering as many as 35,000 is on an infamous migrant passage through which migrants have long funneled from South America to North America: the Darien Gap.

I am told this by two eye-witnesses who have just returned from the Colombia-Panama region on either side of the Gap. One of them is Panama-based author and freelance journalist Chuck Holton, who just visited the Colombian side in the frontier border town of Turbo, which is notorious as a migrant staging area for U.S.-bound migrants to be smuggled through the Darien Gap passage into Panama. The other source is Diane Edrington, a Mississippi-based nurse practitioner who has worked for years as a Panama Missions volunteer and who just returned from camps I visited in December on the Panama side of the Darien Gap.  ...

Holton told me he interviewed many migrants on the Colombian side who uniformly told him they decided to go to America, claim asylum, and take advantage of the disarray and laws about which they've all heard, from media reporting and those who already made it, that guarantee they will get to live and work for years in the United States, and probably permanently.

"'Trump wants to keep us out, but he can’t do it,'" Holton said he was repeatedly told in Turbo, Colombia as African migrants were preparing to board boats to the jungle trails for 10-day, smuggler-led wilderness treks into Panama. "They were very clear about that. 'If I can get in now, I'm going to get while the getting’s good.'"

Holton said everyone knew to go to American "sanctuary cities," where local authorities won’t cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

"They have some level of understanding of what a sanctuary city is. 'If we can get to one of those they won’t mess with us; They won’t get us out.'"

The migrants he interviewed also were well aware of the time it takes for their asylum claims to be processed in a severely backlogged American system and that this was a major factor in deciding to leave home. (Migrating for improved lifestyle or economic reasons is not among the factors covered by U.S. asylum law).  ...

Control Flow Policy Out of Control

After my own trip to Panama and Costa Rica, I disclosed the existence of a formal bilateral policy by which both countries systematically transport migrants coming off the Darien Gap through their own territories and on to Nicaragua, where the smugglers can pick them up and keep them moving to the U.S. border.

Controlled Flow would likely spark controversy in the United States if anyone knew about it. The way it works is that Panama feeds, houses, shelters, and medically treats the migrants it collects out of the Darien jungle, then puts them on buses and hands them off to the Costa Ricans, who likewise move them to Nicaragua’s border. In this way, neither country gets stuck for long with large numbers of unwanted migrants, even though this just passes the hot potato problem to the U.S. southern border.

But now, according to Edrington and Holton, the policy is out of control due to the overwhelming pressure of the new influx. …

Of National Security and Marshall Plans

The policy implications of this new higher traffic coming at the border is at the very least two-fold.

During the Democrat presidential debates, candidates put forth as a primary solution to the Central American illegal immigration crisis at the southern border a "Marshall Plan," ala the economic rehabilitation of Europe after World War II, by which Americans would invest billions to build the economies of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The idea, according to candidates like San Antonio’s Julian Castro, is that a Marshall Plan would reduce the economic push factors driving hundreds of thousands of migrants to the southern border.

The new influx on its way to the American border puts this idea to a harsh logic fallacy test.

If a Marshall Plan is the ideal solution for mass migration influxes from wherever, what then about Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Cuba and any other country whose population suddenly decide to transfer over the American border? How about a Marshall Plan for the entire world of impoverished nations? These questions should be raised when this particular influx hits the border in earnest.

Secondly, the new influx also must raise security questions when it starts to wash over the border. Migrants from the Middle East and Muslim-majority nations where terrorist organizations operate are in this extra-continental flow and often arrive with no verifiable identification. That’s a national security vulnerability that must be adequately acknowledged and dealt with, especially when one considers reporting about this reputed ISIS plot to send operatives over the U.S.-Mexico border and the recent apprehension in Nicaragua of two Iraqis and two Egyptians reputed to be affiliated with ISIS.  …

Lastly, American lawmakers will need to consider the broader question of how to turn off this flow at its Panamanian and Costa Rican spigot, wide open now due to the Controlled Flow policy. One way, as I've also suggested among this list of eight policy recommendations, is for the United States to help Panama pay for a nonstop airlift of repatriation flights to homelands all over the world. …

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Read the full article at:  https://cis.org/Bensman/Next-Influx-Entire-Worlds-Poor-and-Dispossessed

Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 174 of the 910 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 19.12 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 174 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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

34

19.54%

Sex Abuse

33

18.97%

Rape

24

13.79%

Drugs

19

10.92%

Robbery

17

9.77%

Sodomy

16

9.20%

Assault

15

8.62%

Kidnapping

9

5.17%

Theft

4

2.30%

Burglary

1

0.57%

Driving Offense

1

0.57%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.57%

Total

174

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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

183

33

18.03%

Rape

172

24

13.95%

Homicide

131

34

25.95%

Sodomy

100

16

16.00%

Assault

85

15

17.65%

Drugs

81

19

23.46%

Robbery

45

17

37.78%

Kidnapping

26

9

34.62%

Burglary

18

1

5.56%

Theft

16

4

25.00%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

1

2.13%

Total

910

174

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 115 of 174 criminal aliens from Multnomah County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 66.09 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 174 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Multnomah County in the DOC prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

115

66.09%

Vietnam

10

5.75%

Cuba

9

5.17%

Guatemala

5

2.87%

Honduras

3

1.72%

Ukraine

3

1.72%

Egypt

2

1.15%

Federated States of Micronesia

2

1.15%

Laos

2

1.15%

Russia

2

1.15%

Other Countries

21

12.07%

Total

174

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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 Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in May 2019

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 75 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was fourth in foreign national crime in the state with 8.24 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 75 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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 Clackamas County by Type of Crime

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

Drugs

15

20.00%

Rape

9

12.00%

Sex Abuse

9

12.00%

Homicide

7

9.33%

Sodomy

6

8.00%

Theft

5

6.67%

Robbery

4

5.33%

Kidnapping

3

4.00%

Assault

2

2.67%

Arson

0

0.00%

Burglary

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

15

20.00%

Total

75

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from May 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 Clackamas 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

 

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

Sex Abuse

183

9

4.92%

Rape

172

9

5.23%

Homicide

131

7

5.34%

Sodomy

100

6

6.00%

Assault

85

2

2.35%

Drugs

81

15

18.52%

Robbery

45

4

8.89%

Kidnapping

26

3

11.54%

Burglary

18

0

0.00%

Theft

16

5

31.25%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

15

31.91%

Total

910

75

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from 10 identified countries have harmed or victimized Clackamas County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 61 of 75 criminal aliens from Clackamas County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 81.33 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 75 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Clackamas County in the DOC prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

61

81.33%

China

3

4.00%

Cuba

2

2.67%

Honduras

2

2.67%

Other Countries

7

9.33%

Total

75

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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 Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for Recalcitrant Countries May 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on May 1, 2019 reveals that 56 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens after they are released from DOC prisons and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible removal from the United States of America (USA) — 6.15 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The names of recalcitrant countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens has been in a state of flux in recent years.).

Some background information, all 56 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were identified by ICE and have immigration detainers placed on them.

Criminal aliens from 15 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were incarcerated in the DOC prison system on May 1, 2019:

Thailand (three criminal aliens), Egypt (two criminal aliens), Ethiopia (two criminal aliens), Sierra Leone (two criminal aliens), Bhutan (one criminal alien), Brazil (one criminal alien), Iraq (one criminal alien), Nigeria (one criminal alien) and Sudan (one criminal alien) were the nine current designated “at risk of non-compliance” (ARNC) countries;

Cuba (16 criminal aliens), Vietnam (12 criminal aliens), Laos (six criminal aliens), Cambodia (four criminal aliens), China (three criminal aliens) and Burma (one criminal alien) were the six current designated “recalcitrant / uncooperative” (RUC) countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 56 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country:
– At Risk of Non-Compliance (ARNC)
– Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries (RUC)

DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Cuba (RUC)

16

28.57%

Vietnam (RUC)

12

21.43%

Laos (RUC)

6

10.71%

Cambodia (RUC)

4

7.14%

China (RUC)

3

5.36%

Thailand (ARNC)

3

5.36%

Egypt (ARNC)

2

3.57%

Ethiopia (ARNC)

2

3.57%

Sierra Leone (ARNC)

2

3.57%

Bhutan (ARNC)

1

1.79%

Burma (RUC)

1

1.79%

Brazil (ARNC)

1

1.79%

Iraq (ARNC)

1

1.79%

Nigeria (ARNC)

1

1.79%

Sudan (ARNC)

1

1.79%

Total

56

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 56 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Significant numbers, there were 33 of the 56 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons for violent crimes — homicide, rape, assault, sex abuse, sodomy and kidnapping — 58.93 percent of the alien inmates from “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated on May 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Homicide

12

21.43%

Theft

10

17.86%

Rape

8

14.29%

Robbery

7

12.50%

Assault

5

8.93%

Sex Abuse

4

7.14%

Burglary

3

5.36%

Sodomy

3

5.36%

Drugs

2

3.57%

Kidnapping

1

1.79%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

1.79%

Total

56

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 10 of 36 Oregon counties — 27.78 percent of the counties in the state.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated on May 1st that weresent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Multnomah

28

50.00%

Washington

8

14.29%

Clackamas

6

10.71%

Marion

6

10.71%

Lane

2

3.57%

Clatsop

1

1.79%

Jackson

1

1.79%

Klamath

1

1.79%

Lincoln

1

1.79%

Linn

1

1.79%

OSS (Not a County)

1

1.79%

Baker

0

0.00%

Benton

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Deschutes

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Hood River

0

0.00%

Jefferson

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Malheur

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Polk

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

Umatilla

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Yamhill

0

0.00%

Total

56

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

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 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries pose a significant economic cost to Oregon tax payers.

An individual inmate incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 56 criminal alien prison population from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries is approximately ($6,062.56) per day, ($42,437.92) per week, and ($2,212,834.40) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 56 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries 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 May 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2019: https://www.oregon.gov/doc/Documents/agency-quick-facts.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 federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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