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ICE detains man charged with manslaughter of Salem couple, DUI

A man accused of killing a Salem couple while driving drunk was on his way back to Marion County Jail Monday following his arrest by deportation officers.

Eduardo De La Lima-Vargas, 39, of Hubbard, was taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents when he left the county jail after posting bail Thursday.

In a matter of hours, Marion County prosecutors filed a motion with the Marion County court to reconsider holding him without bail in order to prevent his removal from the United States so he can face prosecution for his alleged crimes here before being deported to Mexico.

According to ICE officials, De La Lima-Vargas is a citizen of Mexico residing illegally in the United States.

Marion County Judge David Leith ruled in the prosecutors' favor, and as of midday Monday, De La Lima-Vargas was en route to Salem from an ICE detention facility in The Dalles.

De La Lima-Vargas was first arrested after midnight on Aug. 19 on manslaughter, DUI and reckless driving charges.

According to police, he was driving his truck pulling an occupied horse trailer on Mission Street near Interstate 5 when he ran a red light and hit a motorcycle carrying Logan Wilson, 34, and Jessica Wilson, 32.

The Wilsons, a married couple with several young children, later died at Salem Hospital.

Responding officers described Vargas as smelling strongly of alcohol and swaying on his feet while standing. He failed a field sobriety test and his blood-alcohol content was at .10 percent two hours after the crash.

Several witnesses reported seeing him swerving and driving recklessly, according to court records. Two hours before the crash, he was involved in a property damage incident. After one witness called police and told him not to leave, De La Lima-Vargas allegedly threatened to shoot the witness and drove away.

Prosecutors noted that after the deadly crash, De La Lima-Vargas did not ask about the condition of the people he hit.

"He did, however, express concern for his horse, which had been in the horse trailer at the time of both of the crashes," prosecutors said.

De La Lima-Vargas also told investigators his wife was concerned about his driving the night of the crash. She offered to come and get him, but he declined because he did not know where he was.

Prosecutors said the public was at risk of physical injury if De La Lima-Vargas was released. They asked that he be held without bail.

Leith ordered that De La Lima-Vargas be held without bail until a hearing scheduled for Sept. 5.

During the hearing, Leith set bail at $500,000, finding that De La Lima-Vargas was charged with bailable offenses.

ICE officials confirmed that De La Lima-Vargas was taken into custody after posting $50,000 security the next day.

“ICE’s mission is to protect public safety by upholding the immigration laws of the country,"  ICE officials said in a statement Friday, adding that they considered De La Lima-Vargas to be threat to public safety.

ICE officials said they are not associated with the criminal proceedings in Marion County and would transfer De La Lima-Vargas back into local custody if Marion County prosecutors filed the appropriate motion.

Prosecutor Katie Suver filed a motion Friday asking the court to reconsider holding De La Lima-Vargas without bail to "protect the rights of the victims and the public and to avoid the possible removal of the defendant from the United States."

Suver said they were advised that De La Limas-Vargas could be removed from the country. Law enforcement would have no way ensuring his attendance at future court hearings if he was deported.

"At best, the defendant would remain in 'warrant' status and the case would never be tried," Suver said.

Shortly after prosecutors filed the motion, Leith ordered that De La Lima-Vargas be transported back to Marion County and held without bail until a new hearing scheduled for 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Prosecutors said the issue of bail will be addressed at the Tuesday hearing.

After De La Lima-Vargas's arrest, ICE issued an immigration detainer with Marion County Jail.

Detainers serve as a legally authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for deportation.

"The Marion County Jail does not honor any aspect of an ICE detainer, absent a criminal arrest warrant issued by a magistrate judge," ICE officials said.

The issue of not honoring ICE detainers has become part of a contentious national debate over "sanctuary cities."

In November, voters will decide on whether Oregon should repeal its sanctuary state law, which prevents law enforcement from detaining people who are in the country illegally but have not broken other laws.

Eduardo De La Lima-Vargas (Photo: Marion County Sheriff's Office)

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Crime by Foreigners Fuels Sanctuary State Debate in Oregon

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

A judge set bail for Eduardo de la Lima Vargas at $500,000 on Wednesday, saying he's a threat to society and a flight risk. The Mexican man was sent back to the Marion County jail, joining the hundreds behind bars in Oregon who federal immigration authorities believe are deportable.

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

All had Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers on them, said Cross, who compiles data from ICE and the state corrections department for his reports.

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

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

Cases such as the one involving de la Lima Vargas are fueling a debate ahead of the November election, when voters will decide whether Oregon should repeal its sanctuary state law, the nation's oldest. It prevents law enforcement from detaining people who are in the United States illegally but have not broken other laws.

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

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

"There is no question in my mind that there is a danger to the public if Mr. Vargas is released," Judge David Leith said at Wednesday's bail hearing. "Circumstances also suggest some real risk of flight."...

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

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

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

Those who support repeal, including 16 (now 18) of Oregon's 36 sheriffs, say respect for the law is paramount.

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

Oregon's sanctuary state law faces repeal vote in November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On July 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 229 of the 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.28 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Sex Abuse

53

23.14%

Rape

48

20.96%

Sodomy

33

14.41%

Homicide

24

10.48%

Assault

17

7.42%

Kidnapping

10

4.37%

Robbery

8

3.49%

Drugs

6

2.62%

Burglary

5

2.18%

Vehicle Theft

3

1.31%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

22

9.61%

Total

229

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

201

53

26.37%

Rape

172

48

27.91%

Homicide

136

24

17.65%

Sodomy

101

33

32.67%

Drugs

91

6

6.59%

Assault

72

17

23.61%

Robbery

49

8

16.33%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Burglary

21

5

23.81%

Theft

13

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

6

3

50.00%

Driving Offense

3

0

0.00%

Forgery

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

53

22

41.51%

Total

943

229

 

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

203

88.65%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.31%

Russia

3

1.31%

Cambodia

2

0.87%

El Salvador

2

0.87%

Guatemala

2

0.87%

Other Countries

14

6.11%

Total

229

100.00%

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

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

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


 

EXCLUSIVE: DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED OREGON COUPLE IN DUI CRASH IS ILLEGAL ALIEN, ICE SAYS

The man suspected of killing an Oregon couple in a high-speed drunk driving collision earlier in August is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.

Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, allegedly ran a red light on a state highway in Salem, Oregon, on Aug. 19, striking a motorcycle being driven by Logan Wilson, 34, and his wife Jessi, 32. The collision tossed the Wilsons from the motorcycle, fatally injuring both.

Vargas blew a .10 blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer roughly two hours after the crash, according to a Salem police report. Investigators believe he was probably driving at twice the legal alcohol limit at the time he crashed into the Wilsons, who are survived by four young children. (RELATED: Suspect In DUI Killing Of Colts Player Is Twice-Deported Illegal Immigrant)

Following the wreck, Vargas was booked into the Marion County jail on two counts of manslaughter, as well as one count each of reckless endangering, reckless driving and driving under the influence. He remains in state custody on a $500,000 bond.

Additionally, Vargas is now the subject of a federal immigration detention request. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed the detainer Aug. 24 in a statement to Salem-based crime researcher David Olen Cross, who shared it Thursday with TheDCNF.

“On August 23, 2018, ICE deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the Marion County Jail on Eduardo De la Lima Vargas, following his arrest for DUI resulting in death,” agency spokesperson Lori Haley said in a statement, according to Cross. “Mr. De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States.”

Cross inquired about Vargas’s immigration status as a part of his research into criminal activity by noncitizens in Oregon. On behalf of Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher, he creates monthly reports using data from ICE and the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) in order to document the cost of incarcerating foreign nationals in the state prison system, where one in 15 inmates is a criminal alien.

Cross’s research has shown that about three-quarters of all criminal aliens in Oregon’s prison system are serving time for what the FBI defines as violent crimes — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault — or sex crimes under the Oregon criminal code.

Of the 943 Oregon state prison inmates with active ICE detainers as of July, 731 — 77 percent — have been convicted of those violent crimes or sex offenses, according to Cross’s latest report. That compares to about 60 percent of “domestic” inmates who were convicted of the same offenses. (RELATED: Suspected Oregon Nail Gun Attacker Is Previously Deported Illegal Alien From Mexico)

Oregon is one of the nation’s most active states when it comes to limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. It has had a sanctuary law on the books since 1987 that prohibits state and local law enforcement resources from being used to enforce federal immigration law. Oregon expanded its sanctuary protections in 2017 with a law that forbids schools, courts and other public agencies from sharing information with immigration authorities unless required to do so by federal law.

The move to strengthen protections for illegal immigrants easily passed Oregon’s Democratic-controlled legislature, but it was also met with pushback from Republican lawmakers and grassroots conservative groups. A ballot initiative to overturn Oregon’s sanctuary state law garnered more than 97,000 signatures in July, well above the 88,000 needed to qualify for the Nov. 6 general election.

The Oregon State Fair opens Friday, August 24th!

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

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

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Rape Report July 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on July 1, 2018 that 172 of 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of rape — 18.24 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for rape in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by the violent crime of rape).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number of criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for the crime of rape.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers

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

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

July 1, 2018

943

172

18.24%

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

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

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

July 1, 2018

975

803

172

17.64%

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

Marion

48

27.91%

Washington

44

25.58%

Multnomah

25

14.53%

Lane

13

7.56%

Clackamas

10

5.81%

Yamhill

7

4.07%

Jackson

5

2.91%

Benton

4

2.33%

Coos

2

1.16%

Deschutes

2

1.16%

Hood River

2

1.16%

Malheur

2

1.16%

Clatsop

1

0.58%

Jefferson

1

0.58%

Lincoln

1

0.58%

Linn

1

0.58%

Morrow

1

0.58%

Polk

1

0.58%

Umatilla

1

0.58%

Wasco

1

0.58%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Klamath

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

OOS (Not a County)

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

172

100.00%

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

 

Mexico

140

81.40%

 

Guatemala

6

3.49%

 

Honduras

3

1.74%

 

Russia

3

1.74%

 

El Salvador

2

1.16%

 

Vietnam

2

1.16%

 

Wales

2

1.16%

 

Burma

1

0.58%

 

Cambodia

1

0.58%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.58%

 

Cuba

1

0.58%

 

Ecuador

1

0.58%

 

Ethiopia

1

0.58%

 

Fiji

1

0.58%

 

India

1

0.58%

 

Jamaica

1

0.58%

 

Laos

1

0.58%

 

Malaysia

1

0.58%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.58%

 

Republic of Congo

1

0.58%

 

Ukraine

1

0.58%

 

Total

172

100.00%

 

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

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

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report July 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on July 1, 2018 that 136 of the 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.42 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for homicidal crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents killed by alien homicidal violence).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

July 1, 2018

943

136

14.42%

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

Multnomah

38

27.94%

Marion

24

17.65%

Washington

21

15.44%

Umatilla

9

6.62%

Clackamas

7

5.15%

Lane

6

4.41%

Jackson

5

3.68%

Linn

3

2.21%

Klamath

3

2.21%

Yamhill

3

2.21%

Benton

2

1.47%

Josephine

2

1.47%

Lincoln

2

1.47%

Polk

2

1.47%

Clatsop

1

0.74%

Deschutes

1

0.74%

Douglas

1

0.74%

Gilliam

1

0.74%

Hood River

1

0.74%

Jefferson

1

0.74%

Malheur

1

0.74%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.74%

Tillamook

1

0.74%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

136

100.00%

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

 

Mexico

106

77.94%

 

Cuba

4

2.94%

 

Canada

3

2.21%

 

Vietnam

3

2.21%

 

Cambodia

2

1.47%

 

El Salvador

2

1.47%

 

Guatemala

2

1.47%

 

Laos

2

1.47%

 

South Korea

2

1.47%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.74%

 

Honduras

1

0.74%

 

Japan

1

0.74%

 

Mariana Islands

1

0.74%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.74%

 

Nicaragua

1

0.74%

 

Nigeria

1

0.74%

 

Peru

1

0.74%

 

South Africa

1

0.74%

 

Turkey

1

0.74%

 

Total

136

100.00%

 

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

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


 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report July 2018

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

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on July 1st there were 943 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.32 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

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

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Total Domestic Inmates

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

July 1, 2018

14,916

13,973

943

6.32%

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

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

County

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County

Marion

229

24.28%

Washington

200

21.21%

Multnomah

186

19.72%

Clackamas

79

8.38%

Lane

42

4.45%

Jackson

35

3.71%

Yamhill

23

2.44%

Umatilla

21

2.23%

Linn

16

1.70%

Klamath

15

1.59%

Polk

14

1.48%

Benton

13

1.38%

Deschutes

13

1.38%

Malheur

8

0.85%

Lincoln

7

0.74%

Jefferson

5

0.53%

Josephine

5

0.53%

Wasco

5

0.53%

Clatsop

4

0.42%

Douglas

4

0.42%

Coos

3

0.32%

Hood River

3

0.32%

Tillamook

3

0.32%

Columbia

2

0.21%

Morrow

2

0.21%

Union

2

0.21%

Crook

1

0.11%

Gilliam

1

0.11%

Lake

1

0.11%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.11%

Baker

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

943

100.00%

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

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

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

Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

201

21.31%

Rape

172

18.24%

Homicide

136

14.42%

Sodomy

101

10.71%

Drugs

91

9.65%

Assault

72

7.64%

Robbery

49

5.20%

Kidnapping

24

2.55%

Burglary

21

2.23%

Theft

13

1.38%

Vehicle Theft

6

0.64%

Driving Offense

3

0.32%

Forgery

1

0.11%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

53

5.62%

Total

943

100.00%

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

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

Crime

DOC Total Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

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

Sex Abuse

1,744

1,543

201

11.53%

Rape

975

803

172

17.64%

Homicide

1,761

1,625

136

7.72%

Sodomy

1,038

937

101

9.73%

Drugs

915

824

91

9.95%

Assault

2,053

1,981

72

3.51%

Robbery

1,490

1,441

49

3.29%

Kidnapping

278

254

24

8.63%

Burglary

1,321

1,300

21

1.59%

Theft

1,071

1,058

13

1.21%

Vehicle Theft

540

534

6

1.11%

Driving Offense

218

215

3

1.38%

Forgery

55

54

1

1.82%

Arson

68

68

0

0.00%

Escape

48

48

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,341

1,288

53

3.95%

Total

14,916

13,973

943

 

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

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

Country

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

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

Mexico

753

79.85%

Guatemala

22

2.33%

Cuba

19

2.01%

El Salvador

16

1.70%

Honduras

13

1.38%

Vietnam

13

1.38%

Federated States of Micronesia

9

0.95%

Laos

6

0.64%

Russia

6

0.64%

Canada

5

0.53%

Cambodia

4

0.42%

Philippines

4

0.42%

Ecuador

3

0.32%

Peru

3

0.32%

South Korea

3

0.32%

Ukraine

3

0.32%

Other / Unknown Countries

61

6.47%

Total

943

100.00%

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

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

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

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

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 943 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile July 1, 2018:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201807.pdf

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

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

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

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


 

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

On June 1, 2018 Oregon’s Marion County had 235 of the 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.56 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Sex Abuse

54

22.98%

Rape

48

20.43%

Sodomy

34

14.47%

Homicide

24

10.21%

Assault

19

8.09%

Kidnapping

10

4.26%

Robbery

8

3.40%

Drugs

7

2.98%

Burglary

5

2.13%

Vehicle Theft

3

1.28%

Driving Offense

1

0.43%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

22

9.36%

Total

235

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

203

54

26.60%

Rape

173

48

27.75%

Homicide

137

24

17.52%

Sodomy

102

34

33.33%

Drugs

93

7

7.53%

Assault

76

19

25.00%

Robbery

49

8

16.33%

Kidnapping

24

10

41.67%

Burglary

20

5

25.00%

Theft

14

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

6

3

50.00%

Driving Offense

5

1

20.00%

Forgery

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

54

22

40.74%

Total

957

235

 

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

208

88.51%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.28%

Russia

3

1.28%

Cambodia

2

0.85%

El Salvador

2

0.85%

Guatemala

2

0.85%

Other Countries

15

6.38%

Total

235

100.00%

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

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

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

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