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New Oregon task force examines overlooked issue of labor trafficking
Awareness of sex trafficking has risen while labor trafficking crimes have gone unprosecuted. The attorney general's new task force seeks to change that.
Pamplin Media

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has launched a new task force intended to address the overlooked issue of forced labor. 

In 2007, lawmakers passed a bill creating the crime of involuntary servitude, where a person forces, threatens or coerces another person into performing labor or services for little or no pay. The law also made it illegal to traffic people with the aim of forcing them into labor. 

But despite the bill's passage, there have been no prosecutions of labor trafficking anywhere in the state, according to the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.  ...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report December 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 124 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.81 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...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report December 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 675 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.65 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal...

ICE fights back against sanctuary policies
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

The announcement below describes ICE’s latest endeavor to protect the safety of citizens.

Thanks for this development go to new DHS policies under the Trump administration.

We’ve added bold font to some parts of the news release.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – News release, January 18, 2020

ICE ISSUES SUBPOENAS TO OBTAIN INFORMATION REFUSED UNDER NY SANCTUARY POLICIES

ICE begins using longstanding legal authority to demand information regarding criminal aliens

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas December 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 752 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.84 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

- North America (Mexico and Canada) had 680 criminal aliens — 90.43. percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,555 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.75 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.

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U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report December 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...

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in November 2019

On November 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 208 of the 851 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 24.44 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 208 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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

On November 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 187 of the 851 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 21.97 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 187 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Oregon’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in November 2019

On November 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 62 of the 851 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 7.29 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 62 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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