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'No' to Driving Privileges for Illegal Aliens
Dismissal of Oregon case a victory for IRLI, the rule of law and all Americans

WASHINGTON - The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) marked a victory after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a district court decision to dismiss a case that sought to force the State of Oregon to grant driving privileges to illegal aliens.

IRLI had filed a friend-of-the-court brief in 2016 on behalf of its client Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) in the case of M.S. v. Brown, in which plaintiffs looked to overturn as unconstitutional the outcome of the November 2014 general election in Oregon. Through the Oregon Constitution’s referendum veto...

Oregon's sanctuary state law faces repeal vote in November
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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...

Crime by Foreigners Fuels Sanctuary State Debate in Oregon
Authorities say 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 mot
U.S. News

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...

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

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

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....

Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in July 2018

On July 1, 2018 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 186 of the 943 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 19.72 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

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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...

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,...

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...

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

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