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Mexican citizen sentenced to 12 years for drunk driving, killing Salem couple

A Hubbard man was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison Wednesday for hitting and killing a Salem couple while driving drunk.

About two dozen of the victims' friends and family members filled the courtroom during the sentencing of Eduardo De La Lima-Vargas.

The case proved to be contentious due to the defendant's immigration status. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, De La Lima-Vargas is a citizen of Mexico residing illegally in the United States.

De La Lima-Vargas, 40, of Hubbard, was driving his truck pulling an occupied horse trailer on Mission Street near Interstate 5 on Aug. 19 when he ran a red light and hit a motorcycle carrying Logan Wilson, 34, and Jessica Wilson, 32.

De La Lima-Vargas was arrested on two counts of first-degree manslaughter, DUI, reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangerment following the deadly crash.

He pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree manslaughter and DUI Wednesday. Marion County Judge David Leith sentenced him to 12 years and six months in prison.

Due to the manslaughter being a Measure 11 offense, De La Lima-Vargas will not be eligible for early release or alternative programs. He faces deportation upon his release.

Backed by The Remembrance Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that raises awareness for people killed by undocumented immigrants, the victims' friends and family members wore shirts picturing the Wilsons' smiling faces below the phrase "killed by an illegal alien in a drunk driving crash on 8-19-2018."

They gathered outside the courthouse beforehand holding "stolen lives quilt" banners depicting those killed in Oregon. Members of the organization Oregon Women for Trump and congressional candidate Joey Nations were also in attendance.

They expressed anger over Oregon's leniency toward undocumented immigrants.

"I didn't think justice was served at all," said Debbie Stroud, grandmother to the Wilsons' children.

She said her grandchildren will never forget the day of the crash.

The Wilsons had a blended family from their previous marriages with children ranging in ages 11 to 15. They lived on the outskirts of Salem and enjoyed camping, the outdoors and hosting barbecues. Logan worked as a truck driver, and Jessica worked with children.

"They didn't have a bad bone in their bodies," Logan's mother Rochelle Coburn said.

De La Lima-Vargas' family filled the back row of the courtroom. Defense attorney Randall Vogt said De La Lima-Vargas immigrated to the United States as a teen without education or job skills. He became a construction worker, married and had three children.

Witnesses describe swerving truck

The night of the crash, responding officers described Vargas as smelling strongly of alcohol and swaying on his feet while standing. He failed a field sobriety test and his blood-alcohol content was at 0.10% two hours after the crash.

Several witnesses reported seeing him swerving and driving recklessly, according to court records.

Two hours before the crash, he was involved in a property damage incident. After one witness called police and told him not to leave, De La Lima-Vargas allegedly threatened to shoot the witness and drove away.

He made it to Mission Street, where he crashed into the motorcycle. 

The force of the collision threw both riders from the motorcycle and lodged it under the truck, causing both vehicles to catch fire.

Responders extinguished the fire and rescued the horse from the trailer.

Prosecutors stressed that after the crash, De La Lima-Vargas did not ask about the condition of the people he hit.

"He did, however, express concern for his horse, which had been in the horse trailer at the time of both of the crashes," former Marion County prosecutor Lori Evans said in a motion.

De La Lima-Vargas told investigators his wife was concerned about his driving the night of the crash. She offered to come and get him, but he declined because he did not know where he was.

Following the crash, prosecutors said the public was at risk of physical injury if De La Lima-Vargas was released. They asked that he be held without bail.

"The defendant had many opportunities to avoid this crash entirely but made a series of decisions that resulted in this crash and the death of two individuals," Evans said.

Leith ordered that De La Lima-Vargas be held without bail until a hearing scheduled for Sept. 5.

But during the hearing, Leith set bail at $500,000, finding that De La Lima-Vargas was charged with bailable offenses.

Previous coverage: ICE detains man charged with manslaughter of Salem couple, DUI

Case draws national attention

ICE agents, who had issued an immigration detainer with the jail, took De La Lima-Vargas into custody after he posted $50,000 security on Sept. 6.

Detainers serve as a legally authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for deportation.

"The Marion County Jail does not honor any aspect of an ICE detainer, absent a criminal arrest warrant issued by a magistrate judge," ICE officials said.

The issue of not honoring ICE detainers has become part of a contentious national debate over "sanctuary cities."

De La Lima-Vargas arrested made national headlines, with opponents of so-called sanctuary cities citing his case.

An article on the far-right news website Breitbart read:

"An illegal alien living in the sanctuary city of Marion County, Oregon, has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly drove drunk and killed a young American couple in their early thirties ... Marion County, where the deadly crash occurred, is a sanctuary city that protects criminal illegal aliens from deportation."

Measure 105 post-mortem: Why did effort to strike down Oregon's sanctuary law fail?

The issue of Oregon's sanctuary status went before voters in November.

Measure 105, which sought to repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law that prevented law enforcement from detaining people who are in the country illegally but have not broken other laws, was resoundingly defeated.

After ICE agents detained De La Lima-Vargas, agency officials said he was a threat to public safety.

“ICE’s mission is to protect public safety by upholding the immigration laws of the country," ICE officials said in a statement.

They added that the agency was not associated with the criminal proceedings in Marion County and would transfer De La Lima-Vargas back into local custody if prosecutors filed the appropriate motion.

In a matter of hours, prosecutors filed a motion with the Marion County court to reconsider holding him without bail in order to prevent his removal from the United States so he can face prosecution for his alleged crimes here before being deported to Mexico.

Prosecutor Katie Suver said they were advised that De La Limas-Vargas could be removed from the country. Law enforcement would have no way of ensuring his attendance at future court hearings if he was deported.

"At best, the defendant would remain in 'warrant' status and the case would never be tried," Suver said.

Victims' family unhappy with sentence

Leith ruled in the prosecutors' favor, and De La Lima-Vargas was transferred from an ICE detention facility in The Dalles back to the Marion County Jail.

Family members of the victims said the fact that De La Lima-Vargas would be housed and fed by the government and allowed to see his family while incarcerated felt like a "slap in the face."

When the judge talked about De La Lima-Vargas' constitutional rights, they expressed dismay that, as an undocumented immigrant, he was even allowed constitutional rights in the first place.

Logan's sister Mariah Turnidge called De La Lima-Vargas an "incredibly selfish, immoral person." She said he could've called a cab or slept in his vehicle the night of the crash.

"Instead, he used it as a murder weapon," she said.

The family asked for a longer sentence and cited De La Lima-Vargas' previous DUI arrest, which was diverted.

Through tears, De La Lima-Vargas said he has been praying for his victims.

"I would like to ask for forgiveness from the family," he said through an interpreter.

Vogt said De La Lima-Vargas had no previous criminal history and was not dangerous.

Before Leith delivered his sentence, he said he did not agree with Vogt.

"I disagree with the assertion that he is not a dangerous person," Leith said.

De La Lima-Vargas's actions the night of the crash show that he repeatedly endangered other people, Leith said.

He said no sentence could undo those actions leading to the tragic deaths of Logan and Jessica Wilson.

"It won't be made better," he said. "It can't be fixed."

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

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 220 of the 901 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 24.42 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 220 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 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

48

21.82%

Sex Abuse

47

21.36%

Sodomy

32

14.55%

Homicide

22

10.00%

Assault

15

6.82%

Kidnapping

10

4.55%

Burglary

8

3.64%

Robbery

8

3.64%

Drugs

6

2.73%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.91%

Arson

1

0.45%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

21

9.55%

Total

220

100.00%

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

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 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

184

47

25.54%

Rape

168

48

28.57%

Homicide

130

22

16.92%

Sodomy

98

32

32.65%

Assault

83

15

18.07%

Drugs

73

6

8.22%

Robbery

44

8

18.18%

Kidnapping

26

10

38.46%

Burglary

21

8

38.10%

Theft

16

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

3

2

66.67%

Arson

1

1

100.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

21

42.00%

Total

901

220

 

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

Criminal aliens from 20 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 190 of 220 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.36 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 220 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

190

86.36%

Russia

4

1.82%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.36%

Guatemala

3

1.36%

Cambodia

2

0.91%

Other Countries

18

8.18%

Total

220

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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/.


 

Alert on HB 2932, to provide privacy protection for criminal aliens

Alert date: 
2019-05-13
Alert body: 

HB 2932 is a bill protecting illegal aliens charged with crimes.  It “prohibits courts from inquiring into defendant's immigration status or requiring defendant to disclose defendant's immigration status at time of plea or at any other time during criminal proceeding.  Requires court to allow defendant, upon request, additional time for plea decision after informing defendant about possible adverse immigration consequences of plea. Declares emergency, effective on passage.”

This bill, which legitimizes illegal immigration, opening our borders to the world without limit, is being sped through the legislature now.  A hearing was held by the House Judiciary Committee on March 18, and several OFIR members spoke against it or sent written testimony to the Committee.  But the Committee passed the bill, as did, on April 16, the full House.

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a Hearing on April 25 and will hold a Work Session to vote on the bill on May 13This Work Session is the last chance we have to voice objections to the bill, which is dangerous because it shelters criminal illegal aliens and encourages the acceptance of illegal immigration generally, threatening the sovereignty of our country.

If you can send a written statement of opposition to the Senate Judiciary Committee, please do.

HOW TO EMAIL A STATEMENT TO THE COMMITTEE

Visit the website of the Senate Judiciary Committee at https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Committees/SJUD/Overview

Scroll down to near the bottom of the page and see a line starting with “To Submit Testimony.” There is a link there to use for sending your statement directly to the Committee.

OR you can use this email address displayed at top of the PDF version of the Agenda pagesjud.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov

Remember that your statement is considered testimony and will be part of the official legislative history of the bill, viewable online by anyone.  You need only to give your name and your county in your statement.  It’s recommended that individuals not include their full addresses.

In the email subject line, please identify the bill number (HB 2932), the name of the committee (Senate Judiciary Committee) holding the meeting, and the date of meeting (May 13).  The statement must arrive before meeting time, 8:30 a.m, May 13.

THEY ASK THAT YOU SEND YOUR STATEMENT IN PDF FORMAT IF POSSIBLE, but that it is not a requirement.

You can view statements previously sent on HB 2932 here.

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report April 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 the U.S. BOP prison system (Note: The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from April 27, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

- México 21,719 inmates, 12.1 percent;
- Colombia 1,643 inmates, 0.9 percent;
- Dominican Republic 1,444 inmates, 0.8 percent;
- Cuba 1,166 inmates, 0.6 percent;
- Other / unknown countries 8,957 inmates, 5.0 percent;
- United States 145,263 inmates, 80.6 percent;

Total Inmates: 180,192 inmates.

To explain the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining April 27th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 34,929 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 19.4 percent of the federal prison population.

With 21,719 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 62.2 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 10,946 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.5 percent of the federal prison population.

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/.

OFIR meeting this Saturday, May 11th at 2:00pm

Alert date: 
2019-05-09
Alert body: 

The next OFIR meeting will be this Saturday, May 11th from 2 - 4pm at the Best Western Mill Creek Inn across from Costco in Salem. Please join us to learn more about illegal immigration and what's happening in the Oregon Legislature, on our southern border and all across the country.  Please invite a friend to join you!
 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 720 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 79.91 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of Mexican nationals incarcerated in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by this specific group of criminal aliens).

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 March 1st in the state’s prisons who declared themselves as being Mexican nationals.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates W/ICE Detainers

March 1, 2019

901

720

79.91%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 28 of 36 Oregon counties — 77.78 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (190 MEX inmates), Washington (145 MEX inmates), Multnomah (112 MEX inmates), Clackamas (63 MEX inmates), Lane (32 MEX inmates), Jackson (30 MEX inmates) and Umatilla (24 MEX inmates) had 596 of the 720 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 82.78 percent of the MEX inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on March 1st that were sent  to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ ICE Detainers

DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by County W/ICE Detainers

Marion

190

26.39%

Washington

145

20.14%

Multnomah

112

15.56%

Clackamas

63

8.75%

Lane

32

4.44%

Jackson

30

4.17%

Umatilla

24

3.33%

Yamhill

20

2.78%

Linn

15

2.08%

Polk

12

1.67%

Benton

11

1.53%

Klamath

10

1.39%

Malheur

9

1.25%

Deschutes

8

1.11%

Jefferson

7

0.97%

Tillamook

5

0.69%

Lincoln

4

0.56%

Wasco

4

0.56%

Clatsop

3

0.42%

Coos

3

0.42%

Douglas

3

0.42%

Hood River

3

0.42%

Josephine

2

0.28%

Baker

1

0.14%

Crook

1

0.14%

Gilliam

1

0.14%

Lake

1

0.14%

Morrow

1

0.14%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

720

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 720 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 374 of the 720 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.94 percent of the Mexican national inmates in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on March 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers

DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

161

22.36%

Rape

136

18.89%

Homicide

101

14.03%

Sodomy

77

10.69%

Drugs

67

9.31%

Assault

61

8.47%

Robbery

28

3.89%

Kidnapping

17

2.36%

Burglary

14

1.94%

Theft

5

0.69%

Driving Offense

3

0.42%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.28%

Arson

1

0.14%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

6.53%

Total

720

100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 101 of the 130 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 77.69 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the following table reveals the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated by type of crime, the number of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

DOC Number of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ ICE Detainers

DOC Percent of Mexican National Inmates by Type of Crime W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

184

161

87.50%

Rape

168

136

80.95%

Homicide

130

101

77.69%

Sodomy

98

77

78.57%

Assault

83

61

73.49%

Drugs

73

67

91.78%

Robbery

44

28

63.64%

Kidnapping

26

17

65.38%

Burglary

21

14

66.67%

Theft

16

5

31.25%

Driving Offense

4

3

75.00%

Vehicle Theft

3

2

66.67%

Arson

1

1

100.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

47

94.00%

Total

901

720

 

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

Beyond the DOC Mexican national incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per type of crime, criminal aliens from Mexico place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

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

The DOC’s incarceration cost for 720 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($77,947.20) per day, ($545,630.40) per week, and ($28,450,728.00) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 720 Mexican national inmates 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 March 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/.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 130 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.43 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 March 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

March 1, 2019

901

130

14.43%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 (33 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 104 of 130 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for homicidal violence — 80.00 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 March 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

33

25.38%

Marion

22

16.92%

Washington

21

16.15%

Umatilla

9

6.92%

Clackamas

7

5.38%

Jackson

6

4.62%

Lane

6

4.62%

Klamath

3

2.31%

Linn

3

2.31%

Yamhill

3

2.31%

Benton

2

1.54%

Josephine

2

1.54%

Lincoln

2

1.54%

Polk

2

1.54%

Clatsop

1

0.77%

Deschutes

1

0.77%

Douglas

1

0.77%

Gilliam

1

0.77%

Hood River

1

0.77%

Jefferson

1

0.77%

Malheur

1

0.77%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.77%

Tillamook

1

0.77%

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

130

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from 19 different countries have committed homicidal violence against Oregon residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 101 of 130 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.69 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 130 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on March 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

101

77.69%

 

Cuba

4

3.08%

 

Canada

3

2.31%

 

Vietnam

3

2.31%

 

Cambodia

2

1.54%

 

El Salvador

2

1.54%

 

Laos

2

1.54%

 

South Korea

2

1.54%

 

Costa Rica

1

0.77%

 

Guatemala

1

0.77%

 

Honduras

1

0.77%

 

Japan

1

0.77%

 

Mariana Islands

1

0.77%

 

Marshall Islands

1

0.77%

 

Nicaragua

1

0.77%

 

Nigeria

1

0.77%

 

Peru

1

0.77%

 

South Africa

1

0.77%

 

Turkey

1

0.77%

 

Total

130

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 803 of the 901 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 725 criminal aliens — 90.29 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 53 criminal aliens — 6.60 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- South America (Ecuador, Peru and Argentina) had seven criminal aliens — 0.87 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 18 criminal aliens — 2.24 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas.

Criminal aliens from 15 countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Mexican nationals were 720 of 803 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.66 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 803 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 803 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on March 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

720

89.66%

Guatemala

22

2.74%

Cuba

16

1.99%

El Salvador

13

1.62%

Honduras

12

1.49%

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%

Jamaica

1

0.12%

Panama

1

0.12%

Turks

1

0.12%

Total

803

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 803 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 410 of the 803 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.06 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 March 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

21.54%

Rape

150

18.68%

Homicide

115

14.32%

Sodomy

87

10.83%

Assault

74

9.22%

Drugs

69

8.59%

Robbery

32

3.99%

Kidnapping

22

2.74%

Burglary

15

1.87%

Theft

11

1.37%

Driving Offense

4

0.50%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.25%

Arson

1

0.12%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

48

5.98%

Total

803

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 March 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

200

24.91%

Washington

171

21.30%

Multnomah

133

16.56%

Clackamas

69

8.59%

Lane

36

4.48%

Jackson

32

3.99%

Umatilla

26

3.24%

Yamhill

21

2.62%

Linn

16

1.99%

Polk

13

1.62%

Benton

12

1.49%

Deschutes

10

1.25%

Klamath

10

1.25%

Malheur

9

1.12%

Jefferson

8

1.00%

Lincoln

5

0.62%

Tillamook

5

0.62%

Josephine

4

0.50%

Wasco

4

0.50%

Clatsop

3

0.37%

Coos

3

0.37%

Douglas

3

0.37%

Hood River

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

803

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 803 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($86,932.78) per day, ($608,529.46) per week, and ($31,730,464.70) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 803 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 March 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/.

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

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 that 450 of 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 49.94 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 following table is a numerical breakdown by number and percentage of the 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated on March 1st in the state’s prisons for the crimes of sex abuse, rape and sodomy.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers Incarcerated by Type of Sex Crime

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated by Type of Sex Crime

Sex Abuse

184

40.89%

Rape

168

37.33%

Sodomy

98

21.78%

Total

450

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one sex crime in 26 of 36 Oregon counties —72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (127 alien sex offenders), Washington (109 alien sex offenders), Multnomah (73 alien sex offenders), Lane (25 alien sex offenders), Clackamas (23 alien sex offenders), Jackson (16 alien sex offenders) and Yamhill (14 alien sex offenders) had 387 of 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for sex crimes — 86.00 percent of the alien sex offenders incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table indicates the location by county of where the 450 criminal alien inmates were sent to serve time in the state’s prison system for sex crimes; furthermore, the table is a numerical breakdown by county of the type of sex crimes alien inmates committed that got them sent to the state’s prison system; finally, the table gives the total number and percentage of alien inmates by county incarcerated for sex crimes in the state’s prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for the Crime of Sex Abuse

DOC Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for the Crime of Sodomy

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

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

Marion

47

48

32

127

28.22%

Washington

43

46

20

109

24.22%

Multnomah

33

24

16

73

16.22%

Lane

7

12

6

25

5.56%

Clackamas

9

9

5

23

5.11%

Jackson

8

4

4

16

3.56%

Yamhill

3

6

5

14

3.11%

Linn

6

1

1

8

1.78%

Deschutes

4

2

1

7

1.56%

Benton

1

4

1

6

1.33%

Umatilla

3

1

2

6

1.33%

Malheur

3

2

0

5

1.11%

Polk

3

1

1

5

1.11%

Clatsop

2

1

0

3

0.67%

Coos

0

2

1

3

0.67%

Klamath

3

0

0

3

0.67%

Lincoln

2

1

0

3

0.67%

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Josephine

2

0

0

2

0.44%

Morrow

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Tillamook

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Wasco

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Crook

0

0

1

1

0.22%

Douglas

0

0

1

1

0.22%

Hood River

0

1

0

1

0.22%

Union

1

0

0

1

0.22%

Baker

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0

0

0

0.00%

OOS

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Total

184

168

98

450

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from 36 identified countries were incarcerated in DOC prisons for sex crimes in the State of Oregon.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 374 of 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated for sex crimes in the DOC prison system — 83.11 percent of the alien sex offenders in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table indicates the self-declared countries of origin of the 450 criminal alien inmates that were sent to serve time in the state’s prison system for sex crimes; furthermore, the table is a numerical breakdown by country of the type of sex crimes alien inmates committed that got them sent to the state’s prison system; finally, the table gives the total number and percentage of alien inmates by country incarcerated for sex crimes in the state’s prison system.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for the Crime of Sex Abuse

DOC Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for the Crime of Rape

DOC Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for the Crime of Sodomy

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

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

Mexico

161

136

77

374

83.11%

Guatemala

5

6

2

13

2.89%

El Salvador

1

2

5

8

1.78%

Russia

0

3

1

4

0.89%

Vietnam

0

3

1

4

0.89%

Ecuador

0

1

2

3

0.67%

Honduras

1

2

0

3

0.67%

Cuba

1

1

0

2

0.44%

England

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Fed. St. Micron.

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Laos

0

1

1

2

0.44%

Peru

2

0

0

2

0.44%

Philippines

0

0

2

2

0.44%

Sierra Leone

2

0

0

2

0.44%

Ukraine

0

1

1

2

0.44%

Wales

0

2

0

2

0.44%

Other Countries

9

10

4

23

5.11%

Total

184

168

98

450

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on March 1, 2019 revealed that 73 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 8.10 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainernumbers, 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 March 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes

March 1, 2019

901

73

8.10%

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

The 73 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for drug crimes were 8.06 percent of all inmates, domestic and foreign, in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from March 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates incarcerated for drug crimes, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates incarcerated for drug crimes and the percentage drug crimes committed by criminal aliens.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for Drug Crimes

DOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for Drug Crimes

DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for Drug Crimes

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percentage of All Inmates incarcerated for Drug Crimes

March 1, 2019

906

833

73

8.06%

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

Criminal aliens were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes from 16 of 36 Oregon counties — 44.44 percent of the counties in the state.

Five Oregon counties, Multnomah (16 alien drug criminals), Clackamas (14 alien drug criminals), Washington (13 alien drug criminals), Jackson (6 alien drug criminals) and Marion (6 alien drug criminals) had 55 of 73 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for the drug crimes — 75.34 percent of the alien inmates incarcerated for drug crimes.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

Multnomah

16

21.92%

Clackamas

14

19.18%

Washington

13

17.81%

Jackson

6

8.22%

Marion

6

8.22%

Lane

3

4.11%

Umatilla

3

4.11%

Jefferson

2

2.74%

Malheur

2

2.74%

Wasco

2

2.74%

Baker

1

1.37%

Benton

1

1.37%

Deschutes

1

1.37%

Lake

1

1.37%

Polk

1

1.37%

Yamhill

1

1.37%

Clatsop

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Hood River

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Klamath

0

0.00%

Lincoln

0

0.00%

Linn

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

OOS (Not a County)

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

73

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from five identified countries were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 67 of 73 criminal aliens convicted of drug crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 91.78 percent of the alien drug criminals in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 73 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on March 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

 

Mexico

67

91.78%

 

Cuba

1

1.37%

 

Honduras

1

1.37%

 

Italy

1

1.37%

 

Laos

1

1.37%

 

Unknown Countries

2

2.74%

 

Total

73

100.00%

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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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