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

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on November 1, 2019 that 454 of 851 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 53.35 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,...

The Impact of Legal and Illegal Immigration on the Apportionment of Seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020
Cener for Immigration Studies

Under current policy all persons — not just citizens — are included in the population count when apportioning seats to states in the U.S. House of Representatives and for votes in the Electoral College, which is based on House seats. Although we focus on the next census in 2020, the impact of immigration has been building for decades as the number of people settling in the country has increased dramatically. This report examines the cumulative impact of immigration, both legal and illegal, on the apportionment of House seats; this is not an analysis of the impact of immigration only since...

House passes farm bill that critics say grants 'large-scale amnesty' to illegal immigrants
FOX News

The House on Wednesday passed a contentious agricultural bill that would likely put more than a million illegal immigrants on a pathway to legal status as part of what supporters say is a vital modernization of the industry’s workforce -- but that immigration hawks blasted as a “large-scale amnesty.”

The Farm Workforce Modernization Act passed 260-165, with support from both Democrats and Republicans. The bill provides a process for undocumented farmworkers to seek a temporary five-and-a-half-year “Certified Agricultural Worker” status if they...

Apparently Washington is Never Too Divided to Capitulate to the Demands of Big Ag
Federation of American Immigration Reform

At a time when lawmakers from our two political parties can barely stomach being under the same rotunda with each other, House members have managed to come together to approve a regressive labor and illegal alien amnesty bill, ironically labeled the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 5038). Owing to the chaos swirling around the nation’s capital, this massive giveaway to the powerful agricultural industry lobby is largely escaping notice from the American people.

Under H.R. 5038, an estimated 1.5 million illegal aliens would be eligible for amnesty, but not before having to...

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

On October 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 207 of the 857 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 24.15 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 207 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 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 October 2019

On October 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 186 of the 857 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 21.70 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 186 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report November 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) November 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,632 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on November 1st there were 851 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.82 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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Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in October 2019

On October 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 158 of the 857 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 18.44 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 158 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 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 October 2019

On October 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 66 of the 857 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 7.70 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 66 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

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