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Kate Steinle’s accused killer found not guilty of murder, to be deported

Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was found not guilty Thursday of murdering Kate Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco in July 2015 in a case that sparked a heated national debate over illegal immigration and so-called sanctuary cities, and U.S. immigration officials said he will be deported.

Zarate was acquitted of first and second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He also was found not guilty of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. He was found guilty of possessing a firearm by a felon. The jury had deliberated for six days.

Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend in July 2015 when she was shot, collapsing into her father's arms. Zarate had been released from a San Francisco jail about three months before the shooting, despite a request by federal immigration authorities to detain him for deportation.

San Francisco is a sanctuary city, with local law enforcement officials barred from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funding to cities with similar immigration policies, but a federal judge in California permanently blocked his executive order last week.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced late Thursday: "Following the conclusion of this case, ICE will work to take custody of Mr. Garcia Zarate and ultimately remove him from the country."

ICE Deputy Director Tom Homan added, "San Francisco's policy of refusing to honor ICE detainers is a blatant threat to public safety and undermines the rule of law. This tragedy could have been prevented if San Francisco had turned the alien over to ICE, as we requested, instead of releasing him back onto the streets."...

"When jurisdictions choose to return criminal aliens to the streets rather than turning them over to federal immigration authorities, they put the public's safety at risk," the statement said. "San Francisco's decision to protect criminal aliens led to the preventable and heartbreaking death of Kate Steinle."...

Public Defender Jeff Adachi also released a statement saying Zarate was "extremely relieved" by the outcome and that while Steinle's death "was a horrible tragedy," it was used as "political fodder for then candidate Donald Trump's anti-immigration agenda."

Adachi added, "Despite the unfairly politicized atmosphere surrounding this case, jurors focused on the evidence, which was clear and convincing, and rendered a just verdict."...

While Zarate's immigration status brought the case into the national spotlight, jurors did not hear evidence about that, and it was not a factor in the trial.

After 12 days of testimony, dozens of witnesses and two days of closing arguments, the jury had to decide whether Steinle's death was the result of an act of murder or a tragic accident.

Reporters in the room said the jurors looked very somber as they entered. When the judge was handed the verdict, the courtroom was completely silent. During the reading of the not guilty verdict of involuntary manslaughter, the defense team nodded in approval but didn't show any emotion. Zarate sat stoically in his seat.

Earlier in the day, the bailiff and court clerk were seen entering the jury room with a small yellow evidence bag before retreating with it a few minutes later....

The gun belonged to a federal Bureau of Land Management ranger and was stolen from his parked car a week earlier.

The bullet ricocheted on the pier's concrete walkway before it struck Steinle, killing her. Zarate has admitted to shooting Steinle, but says it was an accident.

However, the prosecution painted a very different picture, telling jurors that Zarate deliberately shot the gun towards Steinle ...

Following Steinle's death, Congress took action to pass new legislation called Kate's Law. The law -- passed by the House of Representatives in June -- increases the penalties for deported aliens who try to return to the United States and are caught.

Immigration violator’ accused in attack to plea

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The man accused of violently attacking two women with a lengthy history of violating immigration law is scheduled to appear in court on Friday for a plea and sentencing hearing.

According to Portland Police, Sergio Jose Martinez attacked two women on July 24 in Northeast Portland.

The first attack happened in the early morning hours of July 24 when a woman woke up after hearing noises inside her apartment, according to court documents. The 65-year-old woman told police that she had left a window open overnight to cool down her apartment because of the heat.

The man, later identified as Martinez, repeatedly told the woman to “shut up,” according to court documents, and had a tapered metal rod in his hand. Police learned that he closed the bedroom door, moved a table against the door and ordered the woman to the ground. He used socks to bind her hands and feet, blindfolded her, threatened to kill her and then sexually assaulted her.

After the assaults, Martinez stole the woman’s purse and car. The woman went to a neighbor’s apartment to call 911. Using data from the woman’s cell phone, police tracked the phone to the area of Southeast Stark Street and Southeast 99th Avenue. Police located the vehicle and put undercover officers in the area to watch the vehicle.

While the officers were waiting to see if Martinez would return to the car, they learned that he had been arrested after attacking another woman in a parking garage at Northeast 21st Avenue and Northeast Halsey Street.

In that attack, it’s alleged that Martinez approached a woman as she left work. The woman told police that Martinez was armed with a knife. When the woman told Martinez that she wanted to get to her car, he reportedly told her “I just want to talk to you.”

He threatened to kill the woman she if yelled out, according to court documents, and ordered the woman into her car.

With both of them inside the car, Martinez forced the woman to slide into the passenger seat. He then locked the door. The woman was able to get out of the car, but her door put her up against a wall – with no place to escape. Martinez tackled the woman to the ground and started bashing her head into the concrete floor over and over again, according to court documents.

The woman started screaming. “Help! He has a knife! He’s trying to kill me.”

People in the area heard the woman’s pleas for help and starting coming down the garage. Martinez tried to get the woman’s car to start and drive away but the vehicle did not move, according to court documents. Officers arrived on scene as Martinez starting to run away on foot. He ran through private property and was eventually taken into custody.

Martinez is facing a 25-count indictment that alleges four counts each of first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree robbery; two counts each of first-degree sodomy, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, ID theft; and one count each of criminal trespass.

According to court documents obtained by KOIN 6 News, Martinez’ arrest record began in 2003. He has been jailed in California and Oregon several times. At age 15, he completed a drug and alcohol treatment program in Texas.

Martinez moved to Portland within the last three years. He appears to be transient with no fixed address. He has used a Northwest Portland shelter as his mailing address. Martinez told officials that he picks up construction jobs to make money.

Defendant has entry/removal from United States to/from Mexico 20 times with at least 5 probation violations from re-entry,” according to court documents filed in March 2017.

His most recent removal from the United States was in November 2016, but it remains unknown when he re-entered the U.S.

Records show that Martinez has lived in Multnomah County consistently since 2017. The county has issued 9 failure to appear warrants against Martinez since September 1986. According to an official Portland Police Bureau report, officers had arrested Martinez a total of 13 times since 2008.

The police bureau has a total of 7 different names and various birth dates Martinez has used over the years. Several federal cases have been filed against Martinez for his alleged illegal re-entry into the United States.

In September, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared in Portland and spoke to employees with the Department of Homeland Security. Sessions talked about Martinez’ case, and said that federal immigration officers saw Martinez’s name on a list of inmates and asked to be notified if Martinez was going to be released. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Department of Justice, failed to notify ICE about Martinez release.

MCSO said they were complying with state and federal law that prohibits them from releasing certain information on immigration matters.

Lawsuit Argues Jail's ICE Contract Violates Oregon Sanctuary Law

A Wasco County Judge is set to hear arguments Wednesday about whether Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facilities, known as NORCOR, are violating Oregon’s sanctuary law.

In July, a group of Wasco County residents filed a lawsuit arguing NORCOR is violating a state statute.

ORS 181A.820 was passed more than 30 years ago. It prohibits using public money, equipment or personnel for the purpose of detecting or apprehending people who whose only violation is being in the country unlawfully.

NORCOR has a lucrative contract to hold detainees who are in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.

Jail officials have budgeted more than $1 million from ICE this year for housing detainees. It costs about $6 million per year to keep NORCOR running.

“It’s the issue of using Oregon resources for a policy and a practice that I think is very dangerous,” said Stephen Manning, the attorney representing the Wasco County residents.

Manning declined to discuss the lawsuit, but in court filings argues NORCOR is breaking the law.

“In keeping with this purpose, ORS 181A.820 was intended to prevent such agencies from using public money, personnel, or equipment to assist federal officials at any stage of the immigration enforcement process,” the lawsuit states.

Manning’s clients are asking a judge to find that NORCOR is in violation of the law and for the jail to end its contract with ICE.

NORCOR officials argue they’re operating on solid legal ground. They say they’re not engaged in “detecting or apprehending” immigrants.

“We’re not violating that law,” NORCOR administration Bryan Brandenberg told OPB. “We’re not using state or local resources to detect and detain or arrest.”

Rather, Brandenberg said they’re only housing detainees arrested by ICE and brought to the jail.

The Josephine County Jail also has a contract with ICE to house detainees.

‘Please, God, Don’t Let Me Get Stopped’: Around Atlanta, No Sanctuary for Immigrants

CHAMBLEE, Ga. —

...Few places in the United States have simultaneously beckoned undocumented immigrants and penalized them for coming like metropolitan Atlanta, a boomtown of construction and service jobs where conservative politics and new national policies have turned every waking day into a gamble.

President Trump has declared anyone living in the country illegally a target for arrest and deportation, driving up the number of immigration arrests by more than 40 percent this year. While the Obama administration deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants, it directed federal agents to focus on arresting serious criminals and recent arrivals. The current administration has erased those guidelines, allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to arrest and deport anyone here illegally.

Freed of constraints, the regional ICE office in Atlanta made nearly 80 percent more arrests in the first half of this year than it did in the same period last year, the largest increase of any field office in the country.

It has had help. Local sheriffs and the police have been working with federal agents to identify and detain immigrants, a model of cooperation that the Trump administration is rapidly trying to expand throughout the country.

Every few hours, an unauthorized immigrant is booked into a county jail on charges as serious as assault and as minor as failing to signal a right turn. Then the jail alerts ICE — contrary to what happens in the so-called sanctuary cities repeatedly denounced by Mr. Trump, where local authorities refuse to turn immigrants over to the federal agency except in cases involving the gravest crimes.

Atlanta’s immigrants can do little but hide.... Word of the arrests flows through neighborhood phone trees, and Facebook has become an early-warning system for people desperate for clues about where ICE is operating...

As the Trump administration pushes the rest of the country toward tougher immigration enforcement, the Atlanta area offers a glimpse of what could be.

‘You Should Be Scared’

...David Martinez-Samano, who had a pair of felony convictions for domestic violence from 1996 and 1997, plus a rape charge that a plea bargain reduced to a lesser charge. He had served time in prison and had been deported to Mexico twice.

“So he’s a pretty bad guy,” one agent told the team, “and we want to get him off the streets.”

Mr. Martinez-Samano’s window glowed at 6:09 a.m....

Then his Honda Civic shivered to life. As he headed for a turn, the blue lights of the SUVs went blazing down the street.

Within two minutes of being pulled over, Mr. Martinez-Samano was handcuffed, patted down and stowed in a back seat. The quick turnaround, ICE officials said, minimized the chances that rubbernecks would post a video on Facebook, where, inevitably, it would be described as a checkpoint or a random traffic stop...

The agents were doing their jobs, he said in a brief interview. But, he said, he did not think he was worth ICE’s time. Having already gone to prison, he said, “I already paid.”...

Staying Out of Sight

ICE’s Atlanta office made 7,753 arrests across Georgia and the Carolinas from January through June, the most recent period for which data was available. That was more than any other field office except Dallas’s, and an increase of nearly 80 percent over the same period last year.

“If you’re in this country illegally, you should be scared,” said Sean Gallagher, the Atlanta field office director....

ICE officials say that agents do not randomly arrest people, instead targeting immigrants such as Mr. Martinez-Samano. But rumor often outpaces fact. In the suburban neighborhoods where hundreds of thousands of immigrants have made precarious camp, dread of a knock from ICE informs every decision...

But information about ICE’s movements, however thin, is worth a thousand candles.

Every morning, Rolando Zeron, a former civil engineer in Honduras who now fixes floors, maps his way to work after checking the Facebook page of Mario Guevara, a reporter for the newspaper Mundo Hispánico who updates his feed about ICE activity throughout the day.

“If Mario says, ‘Hey, I see guys on Buford Highway,’ I move,” said Mr. Zeron, 44. “Mario’s like family. I’ve never met him — just online. That’s my dream, to meet him. I want to buy him a beer.”

Mr. Guevara, who has 250,000 Facebook followers and counting, is usually in his car by 4:30 a.m., gulping coffee and chasing tips from suburb to suburb.

Asked whether he had any reservations about helping readers evade immigration law, he said he preferred to think he was helping people with no criminal records stay in the country. “Honestly, I believe it’s an honor as a journalist if the people can use your information for protecting their own families,” he said.

As he approached a Chamblee Heights apartment one afternoon, three little girls spotted him. “Mario!” they shouted. “Mario!”

They were the daughters of another devoted reader, Paola, 37. Even as she and her husband discussed moving to a more immigrant-friendly state, she was preparing her children’s passports and laboring to improve their Spanish.

“Someday we’ll be back in Guatemala or Honduras,” she told them, “and no one speaks English there.”

In Georgia, after all, it is risky even to drive.

From Traffic Stop to Ticket Out

Thousands of undocumented immigrants since 2012 have been arrested and handed over to ICE in Georgia after routine traffic stops revealed that they were driving without a license.

State legislators have empowered local police officers to question suspects about their immigration status, a job normally reserved for federal agents, and three county jails near Atlanta participate in a program, known as 287(g), that allows sheriff’s deputies to identify undocumented immigrants and hand them over to ICE. The Trump administration has signed dozens of new 287(g) agreements with jails around the country.

“It’s huge for us,” said Mr. Gallagher of ICE, calling the program “a force multiplier.”

Gabriela Martinez, 28, a single mother of three who illegally crossed the border from Mexico in 2005, was moving the last of her family’s belongings to the new house she had just rented in Norcross when her Ford Expedition was pulled over for a broken brake light in April.

She knew the risks. The father of her 5-, 7- and 10-year-old daughters, was deported after being pulled over in 2012. Ever since, she had taught the girls to be extra diligent about wearing seatbelts. Once Mr. Trump took office, she rode with friends and took Ubers as often as possible.

But she said she had no choice but to drive to her daughters’ school, to the doctor or to the houses she cleans. As rapidly as the Atlanta area has grown, public transit is practically absent outside Atlanta itself.

“Every time I pull out of here, I think, ‘Please, God, please, God, don’t let me get stopped,’” she said.

She was held for four days at the Gwinnett County jail — where a sign outside announces “This is a 287(g) facility” — before being transferred to an immigration detention center. The friend who had been watching her children when she was arrested told them their mother was traveling for work, but Ms. Martinez called to tell her 10-year-old daughter, Evelyn, the truth.

“If I don’t come home,” she told her, “you’re in charge.”

Evelyn began to wail, sobbing so hard that she dropped the phone. Ms. Martinez could only listen.

She was released with an ankle monitor after telling ICE agents about her American-born children. But she still faces possible deportation.

An analysis of one month of Gwinnett County jail records from this summer shows that 184 of the 2,726 people booked and charged at the jail were held for immigration authorities. Almost two-thirds of those detained for ICE had been charged with a traffic infraction such as failing to stay in their lane, speeding or driving without a license. Others were booked on charges including assault, child molestation and drug possession.

Advocates for immigrants have accused officers in 287(g) counties of targeting Hispanic drivers, a claim local police have denied.

“Local law enforcement is just chasing Latinos all over the place for tiny traffic infractions,” said Adelina Nicholls, the executive director of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights.

But to Butch Conway, the longtime sheriff of Gwinnett County, there is no reason his deputies should not turn in immigrants caught driving without a license. They are, after all, doubly breaking the law.

“I find it offensive that they just thumb their nose at our laws and operate vehicles they are not licensed to operate,” Mr. Conway said in a 2010 interview, “on top of the fact that they are here illegally.” (Through a spokeswoman, he declined to comment for this article.)

In nearby Cobb County, Maria Hernandez, a school janitor from Mexico, was arrested while driving home from work one night in May. An officer conducting a random license tag check, a common practice in some police departments, had determined through a state database that the tag had been suspended because the car lacked insurance. After pulling over Ms. Hernandez, the officer then discovered she had no driver’s license.

Her boss tried to bail her out of the Cobb County jail, but was told that the money would go to waste: She was headed to immigration detention, where she would spend three days trying to explain that she was a single mother with a sick child. Estefania, her 13-year-old daughter, was being treated for depression after a suicide attempt.

Ms. Hernandez was released, given an ankle monitor and told to report back with a plane ticket. (A lawyer has helped delay the deportation.)

Her car, in fact, was insured; the officer had called in the wrong license tag, according to a Cobb County Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Dana Pierce.

Sergeant Pierce said it made no difference, given Ms. Hernandez’s lack of a driver’s license. Generally, “there is no singling out of any race, creed, color, religion or anything else,” the sergeant said.

But by the time the mistake was discovered, it was too late. Ms. Hernandez was already being booked into the county jail.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report October 2017

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on October 2, 2017 that 137 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter), 14.11 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

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 October 2nd 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

October 1, 2017

971

137

14.11%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates incarcerated on October 2nd 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

39

28.47%

Marion

22

16.06%

Washington

21

15.33%

Umatilla

11

8.03%

Clackamas

7

5.11%

Jackson

6

4.38%

Lane

5

3.65%

Klamath

3

2.19%

Linn

3

2.19%

Yamhill

3

2.19%

Benton

2

1.46%

Josephine

2

1.46%

Lincoln

2

1.46%

Polk

2

1.46%

Clatsop

1

0.73%

Coos

1

0.73%

Douglas

1

0.73%

Gilliam

1

0.73%

Hood River

1

0.73%

Jefferson

1

0.73%

Malheur

1

0.73%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.73%

Tillamook

1

0.73%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Deschutes

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

137

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 137 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on October 2nd 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

107

78.10%

 

Cuba

4

2.92%

 

Canada

3

2.19%

 

Vietnam

3

2.19%

 

Cambodia

2

1.46%

 

El Salvador

2

1.46%

 

Guatemala

2

1.46%

 

Laos

2

1.46%

 

South Korea

2

1.46%

 

China

1

0.73%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.73%

 

Japan

1

0.73%

 

Mariana Islands

1

0.73%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.73%

 

Nicaragua

1

0.73%

 

Nigeria

1

0.73%

 

Peru

1

0.73%

 

South Africa

1

0.73%

 

Turkey

1

0.73%

 

Total

137

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Criminal aliens from 19 different countries have committed homicidal violence against residents in the state of Oregon.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. This 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 or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/

ICE officers face grave danger in their work

ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents are on the front lines of national security in guarding citizens from those immigrants, illegal and legal, who come here to kill, create chaos, and weaken this country, or commit other crimes.

A new bulletin from ICE, excerpted below, describes the human smuggling racket in unforgettable detail, giving photographs.  ICE officers deal with this challenge daily.

Although Pres. Trump promised to improve immigration enforcement drastically, the ICE agents’ union is justifiably disturbed by the slow pace and the continuing influence of hold-over employees and supervisors from the previous Administration who are dragging their feet, undermining enforcement, and making the job of ICE agents unacceptably, unnecessarily dangerous.   See the report by Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times, “ICE agents rebel, say Trump ‘betrayed’ them by retaining Obama’s people.”

Below is an excerpt from the ICE bulletin on human smuggling.  Unfortunately, we don’t learn much about these important issues in the general media.

Human Smuggling Equals Grave Danger, Big Money

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) sent this bulletin at 11/15/2017 01:54 PM EST

Moving human beings as cargo pays in the billions of dollars for transnational criminal smuggling organizations.

Human smuggling is the illegal importation of people into a country via the deliberate evasion of immigration laws. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) serves as the leading U.S. law enforcement agency responsible for the fight against human smuggling.

“They have no concern for humanity, none; it’s a money business,” said Jack Staton, acting special agent in charge for ICE Homeland Security Investigations El Paso, Texas, “they look at people as merchandise, as a way to make money.”

Staton most often encounters individuals crossing from the Juárez, Mexico area, into Texas and New Mexico.

Individuals seeking covert entry into the United States know they need to pay an organization for transport. Smuggling organizations, often associated with other transnational criminal organizations and able to take advantage of people in desperate circumstances, provide that transportation at a significant cost.

Human smuggling on the southwest border of the U.S. is a daily occurrence.

“The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest area for human smuggling activity in the U.S. right now,” said Staton, “from San Diego, California, to Brownsville, Texas, there is activity every day.”

Human smuggling operates as a contract business; an understanding exists among transnational criminal organizations, smugglers and individuals seeking transport that trying to cross the border independently is not an option. Smugglers escort the illegal aliens through the desert, across the border, to stash houses and onto their final destinations within the interior of the U.S. A portion of the smuggling fees paid to the transnational criminal organizations helps fuel their other criminal enterprises.

Endless ways exist in which to smuggle human beings and most of them don’t take into account personal safety or comfort.

Smugglers move humans as part of cargo transports, in vehicles, in boats, in tractor-trailers, in box cars on trains and in automobiles and trucks that are transported on trains as cargo. Smugglers also utilize legitimate transportation options such as commercial buses and flights.

Illicit migrants traveling to the U.S. often pay additional fees for certain types of transportation methods; for example, an individual may pay extra money for transport in a tractor-trailer because the chance of making it across the border is greater than on foot. If the trip takes place in the summer, temperatures can easily rise above 100 degrees in the truck and the situation can quickly become dangerous.

Underestimating the potential danger of human smuggling can have a deadly outcome.

Read the rest of the article here.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report October 2017

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on October 2, 2017 that 470 of the 971 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes (sex abuse, rape and sodomy), 48.40 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

The following table identifies the types, numbers and percentages of sex crimes committed by the 470 criminal aliens with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers incarcerated on October 2nd in DOC prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers Incarcerated by Type of Sex Crime

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated by Type of Sex Crime

Sex Abuse

197

41.91%

Rape

174

37.02%

Sodomy

99

21.06%

Total

470

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of 470 criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 2nd that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties for the crimes of sex abuse, rape and sodomy.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

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

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

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

 

Marion

51

50

31

132

28.09%

 

Washington

49

44

22

115

24.47%

 

Multnomah

31

25

17

73

15.53%

 

Clackamas

12

11

4

27

5.74%

 

Lane

7

14

6

27

5.74%

 

Jackson

10

5

4

19

4.04%

 

Yamhill

4

6

3

13

2.77%

 

Deschutes

5

2

3

10

2.13%

 

Linn

6

1

1

8

1.70%

 

Benton

2

4

0

6

1.28%

 

Polk

4

1

1

6

1.28%

 

Malheur

3

2

0

5

1.06%

 

Klamath

4

0

0

4

0.85%

 

Umatilla

1

1

2

4

0.85%

 

Clatsop

2

1

0

3

0.64%

 

Coos

0

2

1

3

0.64%

 

Lincoln

1

1

1

3

0.64%

 

Hood River

0

2

0

2

0.43%

 

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

0.43%

 

Wasco

1

1

0

2

0.43%

 

Crook

0

0

1

1

0.21%

 

Douglas

0

0

1

1

0.21%

 

Josephine

1

0

0

1

0.21%

 

Morrow

1

0

0

1

0.21%

 

Tillamook

0

0

1

1

0.21%

 

Union

1

0

0

1

0.21%

 

Baker

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Columbia

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Curry

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Gilliam

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Grant

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Harney

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Lake

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

OOS

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Sherman

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Wallowa

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Wheeler

0

0

0

0

0.00%

 

Total

197

174

99

470

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on October 2nd in the state’s prisons for the crimes of sex abuse, rape and sodomy.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

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

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

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

Mexico

173

142

79

394

83.83%

Guatemala

5

5

1

11

2.34%

El Salvador

1

3

5

9

1.91%

Fed. St. Micron.

3

0

2

5

1.06%

Russia

1

3

1

5

1.06%

Ecuador

0

1

2

3

0.64%

Honduras

1

2

0

3

0.64%

Ukraine

1

1

1

3

0.64%

Vietnam

0

2

1

3

0.64%

Cuba

1

1

0

2

0.43%

England

1

0

1

2

0.43%

Peru

2

0

0

2

0.43%

Philippines

0

0

2

2

0.43%

Wales

0

2

0

2

0.43%

Other Countries

8

12

4

24

5.11%

Total

197

174

99

470

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Criminal aliens from 36 different countries sexually abused, raped and sodomized residents in the state of Oregon.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. This 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 or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in October 2017

On October 2, 2017 Oregon’s Marion County had 233 of the 971 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 24.00 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 233 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 2nd in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration 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

51

21.89%

Rape

50

21.46%

Sodomy

31

13.30%

Homicide

22

9.44%

Assault

18

7.73%

Kidnapping

10

4.29%

Robbery

9

3.86%

Drugs

8

3.43%

Burglary

7

3.00%

Theft

4

1.72%

Driving Offense

1

0.43%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.43%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

21

9.01%

Total

233

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from October 2nd, 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

197

51

25.89%

Rape

174

50

28.74%

Homicide

137

22

16.06%

Drugs

106

8

7.55%

Sodomy

99

31

31.31%

Assault

79

18

22.78%

Robbery

48

9

18.75%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Burglary

22

7

31.82%

Theft

16

4

25.00%

Driving Offense

8

1

12.50%

Vehicle Theft

4

1

25.00%

Escape

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

56

21

37.50%

Total

971

233

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 233 criminal aliens with ICE immigration 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

204

87.55%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.29%

Russia

3

1.29%

Vietnam

3

1.29%

Cambodia

2

0.86%

El Salvador

2

0.86%

Marshall Islands

2

0.86%

Other Countries

14

6.01%

Total

233

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Criminal aliens from 19 different countries have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County.

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

OFIR Membership Meeting Sat. Nov. 18th at 2:00pm

Alert date: 
2017-11-11
Alert body: 

You're invited to attend OFIR's upcoming membership meeting Saturday, Nov. 18th at 2:00pm.

OFIR will provide an update of our progress on Initiative Petition #22 and our efforts to Repeal Oregon's Sanctuary Law.

The NEW signature sheets that include our certified ballot title will be available for those that want to gather signatures of friends, family, neighbors or, who plan to attend an event or particular location to gather signatures.

We'll share many great tips and ideas for successful signature gathering, too.

While the election is a year away, candidates are interested in meeting you and sharing their plans for Oregon with you.  We'll see who stops by to say hello.

We will meet from 2:00 - 4:00pm at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn across from Costco, in Salem.

If you have any questions, please call the OFIR line at 503.435.0141.

Invite a friend to join you!  See you Saturday!

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in September 2017

On September 1, 2017 Oregon’s Marion County had 231 of the 971 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 23.79 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 231 criminal aliens incarcerated on September 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration 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

50

21.65%

Sex Abuse

50

21.65%

Sodomy

31

13.42%

Homicide

22

9.52%

Assault

17

7.36%

Kidnapping

10

4.33%

Robbery

8

3.46%

Drugs

8

3.46%

Burglary

7

3.03%

Theft

4

1.73%

Driving Offense

1

0.43%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.43%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

22

9.52%

Total

231

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 17.

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

197

50

25.38%

Rape

174

50

28.74%

Homicide

137

22

16.06%

Drugs

107

8

7.48%

Sodomy

97

31

31.96%

Assault

79

17

21.52%

Robbery

49

8

16.33%

Burglary

24

7

29.17%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Theft

15

4

26.67%

Driving Offense

8

1

12.50%

Vehicle Theft

4

1

25.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

56

22

39.29

Total

971

231

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 17.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 231 criminal aliens with ICE immigration 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

202

87.45%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.30%

Russia

3

1.30%

Vietnam

3

1.30%

Cambodia

2

0.87%

El Salvador

2

0.87%

Marshall Islands

2

0.87%

Other Countries

14

6.06%

Total

231

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 17.

Criminal aliens from 19 different countries have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County.

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


 

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