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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile
indicated there were 14,780 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 909 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.15 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....

Judge rules NORCOR can’t notify ICE of inmate releases but can house ICE detainees
OregonLive.com

A Wasco County judge ruled Friday that two immigration enforcement practices at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Center violate the state’s sanctuary law but upheld the jail’s contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The jail in The Dalles houses inmates for Wasco, Hood River, Sherman and Gilliam counties. But under an interagency agreement reached in 1999, it also has housed people detained by ICE on illegal immigration allegations.

Wasco County Circuit Judge John Wolf found that the regional jail’s past policy of notifying ICE agents of scheduled...

SCAAP Data Suggest Illegal Aliens Commit Crime at a Much Higher Rate Than Citizens and Lawful Immigrants

Excerpts:

This report examines the rate at which illegal aliens are incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities after being convicted of a crime. To determine that rate:

We analyzed incarceration data from the federal government’s State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) and compared it to the public records of state and local prisons.[5] Via SCAAP, state entities apply to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to obtain reimbursement for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. Accordingly, the rate at which a state seeks...
Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Sodomy Report December 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 99 of 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of sodomy — 10.94 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sodomy in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by the crime of sodomy).

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 Sex Abuse Report December 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 190 of 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for the crime of sex abuse — 20.99 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex abuse in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by the crime of sex abuse).

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

CBP officers seize largest amount of fentanyl in history
Press Release issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, January 31, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Nogales Commercial Facility seized nearly $4.6 million in fentanyl and methamphetamine totaling close to 650 pounds on Saturday from a Mexican national when he attempted to enter the United States through the Port of Nogales. The seizure is the largest seizure of fentanyl in CBP history. The methamphetamine seizure represents the third largest at an Arizona port. 
 
CBP Officers discovered more than 400 packages of drugs concealed within a special floor compartment of a trailer that was laden with cucumbers,...

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report December 2018

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2018 that 131 of the 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) —14.48 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: Criminal Alien Report December 2018

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2018 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,828 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 905 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.10 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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The Crisis at the Border; Pres. Trump's address to the nation

There are many media and internet comments and misinterpretations of Pres. Trump’s address to the nation on Tuesday night, Jan. 8.  Read here what he actually said:

President Donald J. Trump’s Address to the Nation on the Crisis at the Border

January 8, 2019 , Oval Office, 9:01 P.M. EST

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trumps-address-nation-crisis-border/

My fellow Americans: Tonight, I am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.

Every day, Customs and...

LOCAL MEDIA IGNORE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF CONVICTED KILLER
BREITBART

At least five Oregon media outlets reported on the sentencing hearing on December 12 of a man convicted of stabbing his girlfriend to death. Not one of the articles found on a search mentioned the killer’s status as an illegal alien.

A Jackson County court in Medford, Oregon, found 39-year-old Enrique Solis-Garcia guilty on December 7 after he stabbed his estranged girlfriend 40 times. Solis-Garcia changed his plea from not guilty to no contest during the December hearing. The man stabbed the mother of his two children 40 times after laying in wait for her with a large knife, KOBI...

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