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Illegal Aliens Go for a Windfall
Claim constitutional rights were violated before they entered the U.S.
Immigration Reform Law Institute

WASHINGTON  Two families of illegal aliens from Central America are suing Trump administration officials in a Massachusetts federal district court over their treatment after they crossed the border illegally. The families claim that the month-long separation of the parents from their children when the parents were in jail for a criminal offense violated their constitutional rights. They seek monetary damages from the defendants, who are being sued as individuals, not in their official capacities. The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) this week filed a friend-of-the-court brief in...

Can the President shut down the border?
Federation for American Immigration Reform

In response to the endless stream of Central American migrants currently attempting to access the U.S. by any means, lawful or otherwise, President Trump has threatened to shut down the border.

Predictably, the armchair jurists in the media have opined that the president doesn’t have the authority to close the border and will be sued if he tries. The Washington Post proclaimed, “The only way Trump could potentially shut down the border would be through trade.” (Although, the legal sages at the Post didn’t go into any detail about how that would actually work, since the object of...

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

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 226 of the 913 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 24.75 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 226 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 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 February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 189 of the 913 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 20.70 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 February 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 171 of the 913 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 18.73 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 171 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 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 February 2019

On February 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 78 of the 913 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 8.54 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 78 criminal aliens incarcerated on February 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Zogby Poll Shows Oregon Voters Oppose Giving Driver's Licenses to Illegal Aliens, says FAIR
Yahoo FINANCE

SALEM, Ore.,  /PRNewswire/ -- A new statewide poll of likely voters finds that Oregonians still overwhelmingly oppose granting driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Voters also thoroughly reject efforts by the State Legislature to override the will of two-thirds - nearly a million Oregon voters - who prevented an earlier effort to grant licenses to illegal aliens, from going into effect. The Equal Access to the Roads Act of 2019 (HB 2015) would once again allow people living in the country illegally, to gain access to Oregon driver's licenses and official state photo identification.

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sex Crime Report February 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2019 that 458 of 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 50.16 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by alien sex abuse, rape and sodomy.).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers,...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report February 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2019 that 132 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.46 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 February 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2019 that 730 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 79.96 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...

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