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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...

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 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 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’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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Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report October 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on October 1, 2019 revealed that 65 of the 857 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 7.58 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

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

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report October 2019


 

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on October 1, 2019 that 126 of the 857 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.70 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)...

Oregon courts try to lock out ICE
Federation for American Immigration Reform

[Abstract only; view the complete article here.]

Oregon recently became the latest state to order Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of its courthouses, elevating the rights of criminal aliens at the expense of public safety.

In 1987, Oregon became the first sanctuary state in the nation, enacting its sanctuary law, which forbade law enforcement officials’ cooperation with federal immigration enforcement. 

However, Oregon’s sanctuary law didn’t go far enough to satisfy the open-borders crowd. On October 14, Martha Walters, the Chief...

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