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New High in U.S. Say Immigration Most Important Problem

Story Highlights

  • 23% mention immigration as most important problem, highest in Gallup trends
  • The government is the most commonly mentioned problem, at 26%
  • Most Americans still say immigration a good thing for the U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' concern with immigration continues to be heightened, as 23% name it the most important problem facing the country. This is by one percentage point the highest Gallup has ever measured for the issue since it first began recording mentions of immigration in 1993.

Line graph. Americans’ mentions of immigration as the country’s most important problem reached a high of 23% in June.

The June 3-16 poll was conducted as the U.S. continues to grapple with how to handle a surge of Central American immigrants at the U.S.-Mexican border. Gallup has previously found spikes in mentions of immigration as the most important U.S. problem at other times when the immigration debate intensified, including:

  • 22% in July 2018 amid controversy over a U.S. policy to separate children and parents who were trying to enter the U.S. illegally
  • 17% in July 2014, when a wave of young immigrants from Central American countries crossed the U.S. border illegally
  • 19% in April 2006 as the Senate worked toward passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill it later passed but ultimately was not considered by the House of Representatives

Mentions of immigration have been higher on average in 2019 than in any prior year. The 20% average to date compares with 14% in 2018, and no more than 10% in any other year.

Yet immigration has typically finished behind the government as the nation's top problem over the past three years, and did so again this month, when 26% of Americans named the government. Government has finished ahead of immigration in all but two months since February 2017 (July and November 2018). This included a record 35% naming the government in February.

Concern about the government is broadly distributed across the three major partisan groups, with 32% of Democrats and 23% of both Republicans and independents currently identifying it as the most important problem. In contrast, immigration mentions are far more common among Republicans (42%) than Democrats (7%). Twenty-one percent of independents name it.

One in Three Want Immigration Levels Decreased

Asked their preferences for U.S. immigration levels, 37% of Americans say it should be kept at its present level, while more say it should be decreased (35%) than increased (27%). The percentage wanting immigration reduced is higher than the average 30% holding this view in Gallup's two prior surveys, in January 2019 and July 2018. However, in the past, many more Americans have called for a reduction than do so now, including 41% in June 2014, 58% in October 2001 (after 9/11), and a record 65% in the mid-1990s during a surge of illegal immigration in California.

In recent years, there has been an uptick in the percentage who want immigration to the U.S. increased. Before 2012, the percentage never reached 20%, but it has been above that mark since, including a record 30% in January.

Line graph. Among Americans, 37% want immigration kept at current levels, 35% would prefer it decreased and 27% increased.

As their differences in perceptions of immigration as the most important problem would suggest, partisans have divergent views on U.S. immigration levels. A slim majority of Republicans, 54%, want them decreased, while 31% want them kept the same and 13% increased. Democrats are about equally likely to prefer increased immigration (43%) as to want current levels maintained (42%); just 13% want immigration cut. Independents' views essentially match those of all U.S. adults.

Public Mixed in Assessment of Immigration's Effects

Even as they acknowledge immigration as one of the nation's most pressing problems, Americans still view immigration positively in general, with 76% describing it as a good thing for the country today and 19% as a bad thing. Since Gallup first asked this question in 2001, no fewer than 52% have affirmed immigration's value, with the current year's figure the highest to date by one point.

Line graph. Three-quarters, 76%, of Americans say immigration is good for the country, 19% say it is bad for the U.S.

Notably, two-thirds of Americans who identify immigration as the most important problem still believe it is a good thing for the country.

Democrats (87%) are much more likely than Republicans (62%) to say immigration is a good thing, with 78% of independents holding that view.

Americans' assessments of the effect of immigration on six aspects of U.S. society are mixed. In two areas -- the economy and food, music, and the arts -- more believe immigration has made the situation better than made it worse. The public is divided as to immigration's effects on social and moral values and job opportunities for their family, but more evaluate immigration's effect on crime and taxes negatively than positively.

Americans' Views of Immigration's Impact Mixed
For each of the following areas, please say whether immigrants to the United States are making the situation in the country better or worse, or not having much effect. How about -- [RANDOM ORDER]?

 

Better

Worse

No effect

Net (% Better - % Worse)

 

%

%

%

pct. pts.

Food, music and the arts

The economy in general

Social and moral values

Job opportunities for you and your family

Taxes

The crime situation

Gallup, June 3-16, 2019
57 10 32 +47
43 31 25 +12
31 28 39 +3
19 25 56 -6
20 42 37 -22
7 42 50 -35
 

Americans' opinions on the impact immigration has on these aspects of society have shifted in a more positive direction over the past two decades. Specifically, the public is much more positive today about immigration's effect on the economy and job opportunities than they were in 2001, when Gallup first asked the question. While still negative overall today, Americans are less negative about immigration's effect on taxes and the crime situation than they were 18 years ago.

Probing further on immigration's impact on the economy, the poll asked Americans whether immigrants "mostly help the economy by providing low-cost labor" or "mostly hurt the economy by driving down wages for many Americans." For the first time, a majority of Americans say immigrants mostly help the economy, with 55% holding this view, compared with 37% who see immigrants as harming the economy. In 1993 and 2004 surveys, large majorities of Americans saw immigrants as detrimental to the economy.

Line graph. More than half, 55%, of Americans see immigrants as mostly helping the U.S. economy; 37% see them as hurting it.

Republicans disagree with Democrats and independents on the effect of immigration on the economy. Whereas 60% of Republicans see immigration as hurting the economy, 72% of Democrats and 58% of independents believe it helps.

Implications

At a time when Americans are more likely to name immigration as the most important problem facing the country than any in recent memory, they hold mixed views about it. They still see immigration as a good thing for the country, and more believe it benefits than harms the economy. About one-third want to see immigration levels reduced, but that is a lower proportion than in past surveys, including times when fewer Americans viewed immigration as a pressing U.S. problem.

The issue continues to challenge U.S. lawmakers, as Congress and Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump have been unable to enact meaningful legislation to stem the flow of illegal immigrants to the country and develop a plan for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. As such, the issue promises to remain a major one in the coming presidential election.

View complete question responses and trends.

Learn more about how the Gallup Poll Social Series works.

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report May 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on May 1, 2019 that 131 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.40 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, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Homicidal Crimes

May 1, 2019

910

131

14.40%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime of homicidal violence in 22 of 36 Oregon counties — 66.11 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Multnomah (34 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Marion (22 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Washington (21 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Umatilla (9 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Clackamas (7 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Jackson (6 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) and Lane (6 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) had 105 of 131 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for homicidal violence — 80.15 percent of the alien inmates in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates incarcerated on May 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties for homicidal crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

Multnomah

34

25.95%

Marion

22

16.79%

Washington

21

16.03%

Umatilla

9

6.87%

Clackamas

7

5.34%

Jackson

6

4.58%

Lane

6

4.58%

Klamath

3

2.29%

Linn

3

2.29%

Yamhill

3

2.29%

Benton

2

1.53%

Josephine

2

1.53%

Lincoln

2

1.53%

Polk

2

1.53%

Clatsop

1

0.76%

Deschutes

1

0.76%

Douglas

1

0.76%

Gilliam

1

0.76%

Hood River

1

0.76%

Jefferson

1

0.76%

Malheur

1

0.76%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.76%

Tillamook

1

0.76%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

131

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from 21 different countries have committed homicidal violence against Oregon residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 100 of 131 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 76.34 percent of the alien inmates in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 131 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons for homicidal crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Homicidal Crimes

Mexico

100

76.34%

Cuba

4

3.05%

Canada

3

2.29%

Vietnam

3

2.29%

Cambodia

2

1.53%

El Salvador

2

1.53%

Laos

2

1.53%

South Korea

2

1.53%

Colombia

1

0.76%

Costa Rica

1

0.76%

Guatemala

1

0.76%

Honduras

1

0.76%

Japan

1

0.76%

Mariana Islands

1

0.76%

Marshall Islands

1

0.76%

Nicaragua

1

0.76%

Nigeria

1

0.76%

Peru

1

0.76%

Philippines

1

0.76%

South Africa

1

0.76%

Turkey

1

0.76%

Total

131

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.
 


 

Immigration Agency Says It Plans Deportation Operation Aimed at Undocumented Families

WASHINGTON - The acting directtor of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said on Wednesday that he would follow through with plans to send agents into communities to round up and deport undocumented families, in the Trump administration’s latest attempt to deter large-scale migration of Central Americans to the southwest border.

The acting director, Mark Morgan, who has signaled for weeks that there would be a heightened focus on deporting families, told reporters that agents would target more than 2,000 immigrant family members who already have deportation orders.

“Do not come,” Mr. Morgan said in describing the message he wants to send to people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who think they will be able to remain in the United States once they get across the border. “Do not risk it. Do not pay the cartels an exorbitant amount of money because once you receive due process and get a final order, you will be removed.”

Mr. Morgan’s comments came after President Trump tweeted on Monday that the immigration agency would deport millions of people next week....

The agency has, however, taken steps in recent days to prepare for mass arrests...

“I don’t want to send ICE agents to their workplace,” Mr. Morgan said. “I don’t want to send ICE agents to their home. I don’t want to send ICE agents to try and track them down and apprehend them in their communities and town. But we’ve applied due process. We’ve tried to work with them.”

The targeted operation is expected to occur over the course of multiple days and is expected in the coming weeks...agents would be rounding up undocumented immigrant families if they failed to report to an immigration agency field office for deportation.

Immigration officials have said the increase in migration has crowded facilities and pushed resources beyond capacity, prompting the release of migrants into the general population.

More than 144,200 migrants were taken into custody at the border last month, the highest monthly total in 13 years. Many of them seek asylum but only a minority of them ultimately win their cases in immigration courts. The families are usually released...

Among the 2,000 undocumented immigrants being targeted now are those whose court cases were expedited, having typically missed a court date and been ordered deported from the country in absentia. They were sent letters in February demanding they report to an immigrations and customs office to leave the country, Mr. Morgan said.

While Mr. Morgan said the agency would still target violent criminals for removal, “priorities do not mean other categories are exempt.”

“And again,” he added, “I think family units are a good example of that.”

Homeland Security Department officials have changed their minds multiple times in recent days over when to start the operations...

“It’s people, and people are complicated,” said Ronald D. Vitiello, the former acting director of the immigration and customs agency who had his nomination pulled by Mr. Trump after he warned of the bad impressions the raids would leave. “Some of them might be sick and need to be treated for illness. Some might be separated in a way that the child might be at school and the parents at home.”

More than 207,000 migrants have been released since December of last year, Mr. Morgan said. Many of them, he said, have taken advantage of laws that prevent the extended confinement of children, which enabled families to be quickly released after being apprehended.

“It’s clear if you grab a child that’s your passport in the United States,” Mr. Morgan said.

But the mass arrests come with logistical challenges.

There is limited space in the family detention facilities where migrants would be held while the government tries to secure their travel documents, which are required to deport them. But keeping families there could result in violations of the agreement, known as the Flores settlement, that established standards for the detention of children and limits it to 20 days.

While immigration authorities could theoretically deport all those who have evaded removal orders, they will not be able to remove them all immediately. They are likely to contend with motions to reopen cases of those migrants who missed their hearing along with requests for a stay of removal.

Among the reasons immigrants could cite to justify reopening their case would be their failure to receive proper notice of the removal hearing...

The result, immigration lawyers predicted, is likely to be a flood of challenges clogging the already overburdened court system.

“Lawyers are going to come running,” said Kelli Stump, an immigration lawyer in Oklahoma City who specializes in removal defense.

A version of this article appears in print on June 19, 2019, on Page A16 of the New York edition with the headline: About 2,000 Family Members Are Focus of Deportation Plan.

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas May 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on May 1, 2019 that 811 of the 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system self-declared their countries of origin as being located in the Americas — North, Central and South America and the West Indies — 89.12 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The United States of America (USA) and USA territories are excluded from this report.):

- North America (Mexico an Canada) had 733 criminal aliens — 90.38 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 51 criminal aliens — 6.29 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) had nine criminal aliens — 1.11 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 18 criminal aliens — 2.22 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 17 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 728 of 811 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.77 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 811 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from the Americas were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE detainers placed on them.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 811 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from the Americas

Mexico

728

89.77%

Guatemala

21

2.59%

Cuba

16

1.97%

El Salvador

13

1.60%

Honduras

11

1.36%

Canada

5

0.62%

Ecuador

3

0.37%

Peru

3

0.37%

Costa Rica

2

0.25%

Nicaragua

2

0.25%

Argentina

1

0.12%

Belize

1

0.12%

Brazil

1

0.12%

Colombia

1

0.12%

Jamaica

1

0.12%

Panama

1

0.12%

Turks

1

0.12%

Total

811

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 811 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 416 of the 811 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.29 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on May 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas

DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from the Americas

Sex Abuse

173

21.33%

Rape

154

18.99%

Homicide

115

14.18%

Sodomy

89

10.97%

Drugs

77

9.49%

Assault

75

9.25%

Robbery

33

4.07%

Kidnapping

22

2.71%

Burglary

12

1.48%

Theft

11

1.36%

Driving Offense

4

0.49%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.25%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

44

5.43%

Total

811

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 29 of 36 Oregon counties — 80.56 percent of the counties in the state.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated on May 1st that weresent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from the Americas

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from the Americas

Marion

195

24.04%

Washington

174

21.45%

Multnomah

137

16.89%

Clackamas

67

8.26%

Lane

37

4.56%

Jackson

32

3.95%

Umatilla

28

3.45%

Yamhill

21

2.59%

Linn

17

2.10%

Polk

13

1.60%

Benton

11

1.36%

Deschutes

11

1.36%

Klamath

10

1.23%

Malheur

9

1.11%

Jefferson

8

0.99%

Josephine

5

0.62%

Lincoln

5

0.62%

Tillamook

5

0.62%

Wasco

5

0.62%

Coos

4

0.49%

Hood River

4

0.49%

Clatsop

3

0.37%

Douglas

3

0.37%

Morrow

2

0.25%

Baker

1

0.12%

Crook

1

0.12%

Gilliam

1

0.12%

Lake

1

0.12%

Union

1

0.12%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

811

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

An individual inmate incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 811 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($87,798.86) per day, ($614,592.02) per week, and ($32,046,583.90) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 811 criminal aliens from the Americas includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography:

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated May 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2019:
https://www.oregon.gov/doc/Documents/agency-quick-facts.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

Gagging judges endangers Oregonians

 
from the office of
 
SENATOR
KIM THATCHER
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wed., June 12, 2019
 
Jonathan Lockwood
971-645-2099
 
Gagging judges endangers Oregonians
 
SALEM, Ore.—Oregon Democrats are gagging judges through a speech control measure that will prohibit courts from knowing or inquiring about an alleged criminals’ immigration status. 
 
House Bill 2932 was passed in the Senate on a party-line vote. In Oregon, there are 913 illegal immigrants in the penal system currently; of which 132 are convicted of homicide and 458 on sex-offenses. This bill protects these offenders from the sum of all of their crimes by preventing the court from taking their immigration status into consideration, which could lead to the offender’s lawful removal from the country. 
 
HB 2932 disrupts the balance of the criminal justice system by allowing the legislature to assert their power over the courts and prevents justice from being had.
 
State Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, released the following statement:
 
“Gagging judges endangers Oregonians’ lives and puts criminal aliens above the rule of law. We need to sound the alarm for our constituents on this issue because it threatens all Oregonians—including the immigrant community. House Bill 2932 shields illegal immigrants whom were charged and/or convicted of felony offenses from the full consequences of their actions by completely restricting the court's power to inquire about the citizenship status of the defendant. We are watching a litany of bills fly through the Legislature with little to no debate. We should be putting people ahead of politics. We need people to call on Gov. Kate Brown to NOT sign this bill into law--it will endanger Oregonians.”
 
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For follow-up commentary contact Thatcher spokesperson Jonathan Lockwood at 971-645-2099.
 
 

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report May 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) May 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,723 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on May 1st there were 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.18 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 DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of inmates with ICE detainers incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number Inmates

DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers

May 1, 2019

14,723

13,813

910

6.18%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19 and Inmate Population Profile 01 May 19.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on May 1st that were sent  to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County

Marion

215

23.63%

Washington

189

20.77%

Multnomah

174

19.12%

Clackamas

75

8.24%

Lane

41

4.51%

Jackson

34

3.74%

Umatilla

28

3.08%

Yamhill

21

2.31%

Linn

18

1.98%

Benton

13

1.43%

Polk

13

1.43%

Deschutes

12

1.32%

Klamath

11

1.21%

Malheur

9

0.99%

Jefferson

8

0.88%

Lincoln

7

0.77%

Clatsop

5

0.55%

Josephine

5

0.55%

Tillamook

5

0.55%

Wasco

5

0.55%

Coos

4

0.44%

Hood River

4

0.44%

Douglas

3

0.33%

Columbia

2

0.22%

Morrow

2

0.22%

Union

2

0.22%

Baker

1

0.11%

Crook

1

0.11%

Gilliam

1

0.11%

Lake

1

0.11%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.11%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

910

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 910 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on May 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

20.11%

Rape

172

18.90%

Homicide

131

14.40%

Sodomy

100

10.99%

Assault

85

9.34%

Drugs

81

8.90%

Robbery

45

4.95%

Kidnapping

26

2.86%

Burglary

18

1.98%

Theft

16

1.76%

Driving Offense

4

0.44%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.22%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

5.16%

Total

910

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from May 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Number Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percent of Total Inmates by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

1,778

1,595

183

10.29%

Rape

983

811

172

17.50%

Homicide

1,800

1,669

131

7.28%

Sodomy

1,058

958

100

9.45%

Assault

2,041

1,956

85

4.16%

Drugs

908

827

81

8.92%

Robbery

1,441

1,396

45

3.12%

Kidnapping

269

243

26

9.67%

Burglary

1,223

1,205

18

1.47%

Theft

943

927

16

1.70%

Driving Offense

245

241

4

1.63%

Vehicle Theft

549

547

2

0.36%

Arson

82

82

0

0.00%

Escape

35

35

0

0.00%

Forgery

53

53

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,315

1,268

47

3.57%

Total

14,723

13,813

910

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19 and Inmate Population Profile 01 May 19.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 910 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin

Mexico

728

80.00%

Guatemala

21

2.31%

Cuba

16

1.76%

El Salvador

13

1.43%

Vietnam

12

1.32%

Honduras

11

1.21%

Federated States of Micronesia

6

0.66%

Laos

6

0.66%

Russia

6

0.66%

Canada

5

0.55%

Ukraine

5

0.55%

Cambodia

4

0.44%

China

3

0.33%

Ecuador

3

0.33%

Marshall Islands

3

0.33%

Peru

3

0.33%

Philippines

3

0.33%

Thailand

3

0.33%

Other / Unknown Countries

59

6.48%

Total

910

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 19.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 910 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($98,516.60) per day, ($689,616.20) per week, and ($35,958,559.00) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 910 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography:

Oregon Department of Corrections Inmate Population Profile May 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated May 1, 2019.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2019:
https://www.oregon.gov/doc/Documents/agency-quick-facts.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 218 of the 903 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 24.14 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 218 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Rape

49

22.48%

Sex Abuse

46

21.10%

Sodomy

32

14.68%

Homicide

22

10.09%

Assault

15

6.88%

Kidnapping

11

5.05%

Burglary

8

3.67%

Robbery

7

3.21%

Drugs

6

2.75%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.92%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

20

9.17%

Total

218

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Marion County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

46

25.14%

Rape

169

49

28.99%

Homicide

131

22

16.79%

Sodomy

99

32

32.32%

Assault

86

15

17.44%

Drugs

76

6

7.89%

Robbery

44

7

15.91%

Kidnapping

26

11

42.31%

Burglary

20

8

40.00%

Theft

16

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

2

100.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

20

42.55%

Total

903

218

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

Criminal aliens from 19 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 189 of 218 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.70 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 218 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County in the DOC prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

189

86.70%

Russia

4

1.83%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.38%

Guatemala

3

1.38%

Cambodia

2

0.92%

Other Countries

17

7.80%

Total

218

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.


 

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in April 2019

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 903 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 20.82 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 188 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime

Rape

46

24.47%

Sex Abuse

43

22.87%

Assault

22

11.70%

Homicide

21

11.17%

Sodomy

21

11.17%

Drugs

13

6.91%

Robbery

8

4.26%

Burglary

6

3.19%

Theft

3

1.60%

Driving Offense

1

0.53%

Kidnapping

1

0.53%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

3

1.60%

Total

188

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Washington County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

43

23.50%

Rape

169

46

27.22%

Homicide

131

21

16.03%

Sodomy

99

21

21.21%

Assault

86

22

25.58%

Drugs

76

13

17.11%

Robbery

44

8

18.18%

Kidnapping

26

1

3.85%

Burglary

20

6

30.00%

Theft

16

3

18.75%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

3

6.38%

Total

903

188

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

Criminal aliens from 23 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 146 of 188 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.66 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 188 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Washington County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Washington County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

146

77.66%

Guatemala

9

4.79%

EL Salvador

5

2.66%

Cuba

4

2.13%

Honduras

3

1.60%

Marshall Islands

2

1.06%

Ukraine

2

1.06%

Other Countries

17

9.04%

Total

188

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 171 of the 903 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 18.94 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 April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Homicide

34

19.88%

Sex Abuse

33

19.30%

Rape

24

14.04%

Drugs

17

9.94%

Robbery

17

9.94%

Sodomy

16

9.36%

Assault

14

8.19%

Kidnapping

9

5.26%

Theft

4

2.34%

Burglary

1

0.58%

Driving Offense

1

0.58%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.58%

Total

171

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Multnomah County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

33

18.03%

Rape

169

24

14.20%

Homicide

131

34

25.95%

Sodomy

99

16

16.16%

Assault

86

14

16.28%

Drugs

76

17

22.37%

Robbery

44

17

38.64%

Kidnapping

26

9

34.62%

Burglary

20

1

5.00%

Theft

16

4

25.00%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

1

2.13%

Total

903

171

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

Criminal aliens from 29 identified countries have harmed or victimized Multnomah County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 113 of 171 criminal aliens from Multnomah County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 66.08 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 171 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Multnomah County in the DOC prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Multnomah County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Multnomah County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

113

66.08%

Vietnam

10

5.85%

Cuba

9

5.26%

Guatemala

5

2.92%

Honduras

3

1.75%

Ukraine

3

1.75%

Laos

2

1.17%

Egypt

2

1.17%

Federated States of Micronesia

2

1.17%

Russia

2

1.17%

Other Countries

20

11.70%

Total

171

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

Oregon’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in April 2019

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 75 of the 903 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 8.31 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 75 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime

Drugs

14

18.67%

Rape

9

12.00%

Sex Abuse

9

12.00%

Homicide

7

9.33%

Sodomy

6

8.00%

Theft

5

6.67%

Robbery

4

5.33%

Kidnapping

3

4.00%

Assault

2

2.67%

Arson

0

0.00%

Burglary

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

16

21.33%

Total

75

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from April 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Clackamas County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime

Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

9

4.92%

Rape

169

9

5.33%

Homicide

131

7

5.34%

Sodomy

99

6

6.06%

Assault

86

2

2.33%

Drugs

76

14

18.42%

Robbery

44

4

9.09%

Kidnapping

26

3

11.54%

Burglary

20

0

0.00%

Theft

16

5

31.25%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

16

34.04%

Total

903

75

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

Criminal aliens from 10 identified countries have harmed or victimized Clackamas County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 61 of 75 criminal aliens from Clackamas County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 81.33 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 75 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Clackamas County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Clackamas County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons

Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Clackamas County in DOC Prisons

Mexico

61

81.33%

China

3

4.00%

Cuba

2

2.67%

Honduras

2

2.67%

Other Countries

7

9.33%

Total

75

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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