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Oregon’s U.S. Attorney speaks out against sanctuary policies

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon is Billy Williams.  He is one of a group of U.S. Attorneys appointed by the President to head up federal judicial districts in the U.S. ensuring that federal laws are faithfully executed.  As U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, Williams is the chief federal law enforcement officer for our state.  He was appointed by Pres. Obama and reappointed by Pres. Trump.

Williams’ recent announcement of strong support for ending sanctuary jurisdictions is very welcome.  Here’s the news release:

Department of Justice -  U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Monday, February 10, 2020

https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/us-attorney-statement-justice-department-sanctuary-jurisdiction-legal-action

U.S. Attorney Statement on Justice Department Sanctuary Jurisdiction Legal Action

PORTLAND, Ore.—Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, provides the below statement on the sanctuary jurisdiction legal action announced today by Attorney General William P. Barr.

“Today, Attorney General Barr announced new legal actions in several states being taken by the Justice Department to address sanctuary jurisdictions. I share the Attorney General’s belief that sanctuary status declarations directly contravene federal immigration law and threaten public safety. In our country, the Congress makes immigration law and has directed federal authorities to enforce it. The notion that states and other jurisdictions can interfere in the sharing of critical public safety information involving criminal conduct ignores the supremacy of federal law. Each year, many preventable crimes are committed when jurisdictions refuse to cooperate with lawful federal immigration enforcement activities.

Oregon sheriffs and other law enforcement officers are caught in the middle of a highly politicized local and national debate over these policies. Many are left to choose whether to violate state or federal law. This is an untenable position for the men and women who work tirelessly to protect our communities. Since 2015, we have worked with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners here in Oregon to cure this impasse. Our work will continue tomorrow when we will again convene a large group of law enforcement partners to discuss these new lawsuits and other related issues.”

Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Sanctuary Cities

    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's decision today that will allow the Trump Administration to withhold certain funds from jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The ruling allows the Justice Department to withhold Byrne JAG federal grants from hundreds of local governments across the country if they continue to protect criminal illegal aliens.

    The ruling is a significant victory for Pres. Trump and those who oppose sanctuary policies. The Court ruled that . . .

Oregon House Democrats declare for open borders

The Oregon House Democrats have now put it on record that they want completely open borders in the U.S.

Read the full news release here.  It includes these statements:

From Rep. Diego Hernandez:  “Here in Oregon, we believe in building an inclusive and welcoming state for everyone.”

 EVERYONE?  There are millions of aspiring migrants all over the world who would like to come and settle here.  Millions are already trying to sneak across the borders.

From Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon:   “We refuse to allow our community to continue living with this crippling fear and anxiety— we will continue to uphold our values of self-determination and resilience despite these intimidating threats and constant attacks by ICE. Oregon House Democrats will do everything in our power to push back against the Trump Administration’s politically motivated and inhumane practices in our state.”

There would not be “CRIPPLING FEAR AND ANXIETY” among illegal aliens if they had arrived here legally.  Apparently, the Representative thinks immigration laws should not exist and that anyone in the world is entitled to ignore them.

The official statement of the House Democratic Caucus: 

“We as House Democrats stand strong in our commitment to our values of equity and inclusion. We are proud of Oregon’s status as a sanctuary state, and it is something that we have fought to protect through legislation and at the ballot box over the years. We need to ensure local resources are protected and not diverted for an inhumane political agenda. This is not the Oregon Way.

“The Oregon House Democrats stand in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors. We must ensure all Oregonians are treated fairly, regardless of where they were born. We are committed to protecting our values as an inclusive state.”

This is a clear announcement of purpose: to trash federal laws limiting immigration, and set up completely open borders. 

Is Oregon ready to secede from the U.S.?

Do these Democrats ever want any kind of limits on immigration?

The Spring Primary election is coming up soon.  There will be opportunities to support candidates for the Legislature who care about the best interests of citizens and the future viability of our nation.  Watch this website which is compiling information on positions of candidates:  https://oregonabigailadams.wordpress.com/2020-primary-election/. The site has issued a questionnaire including questions on immigration issues, for candidates to return.  Quite a few candidates have already provided Answers.  You can scroll down the list to see which candidates have responded.

Know before you vote - ask the candidates specific questions and ask them to post their views on their campaign website, too.

When you find candidates who share your views, HELP THEM in any way you can.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2020 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,483 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 822 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 5.68 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 January 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

January 1, 2020

14,483

13,661

822

5.68%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 20.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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

201

24.45%

Washington

180

21.90%

Multnomah

150

18.25%

Clackamas

57

6.93%

Lane

35

4.26%

Jackson

30

3.65%

Umatilla

29

3.53%

Yamhill

19

2.31%

Linn

17

2.07%

Benton

13

1.58%

Polk

12

1.46%

Deschutes

11

1.34%

Klamath

10

1.22%

Jefferson

7

0.85%

Lincoln

7

0.85%

Malheur

6

0.73%

Hood River

5

0.61%

Josephine

5

0.61%

Tillamook

5

0.61%

Clatsop

4

0.49%

Coos

4

0.49%

Wasco

4

0.49%

Douglas

3

0.36%

Morrow

3

0.36%

Union

2

0.24%

Columbia

1

0.12%

Gilliam

1

0.12%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.12%

Baker

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

822

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 822 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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

176

21.41%

Rape

164

19.95%

Homicide

122

14.84%

Sodomy

101

12.29%

Assault

73

8.88%

Drugs

60

7.30%

Robbery

38

4.62%

Kidnapping

26

3.16%

Burglary

12

1.46%

Theft

10

1.22%

Driving Offense

4

0.49%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.12%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

35

4.26%

Total

822

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from January 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

1,765

1,589

176

9.97%

Rape

984

820

164

16.67%

Homicide

1,786

1,664

122

6.83%

Sodomy

1,065

964

101

9.48%

Assault

2,071

1,998

73

3.52%

Drugs

912

852

60

6.58%

Robbery

1,420

1,382

38

2.68%

Kidnapping

256

230

26

10.16%

Burglary

1,104

1,092

12

1.09%

Theft

819

809

10

1.22%

Driving Offense

234

230

4

1.71%

Vehicle Theft

557

556

1

0.18%

Arson

77

77

0

0.00%

Escape

35

35

0

0.00%

Forgery

68

68

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,330

1,295

35

2.63%

Total

14,483

13,661

822

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 20.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 822 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on January 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

662

80.54%

Guatemala

20

2.43%

Cuba

14

1.70%

Honduras

12

1.46%

Vietnam

10

1.22%

El Salvador

8

0.97%

Russia

6

0.73%

Canada

5

0.61%

Federated States of Micronesia

5

0.61%

Ukraine

5

0.61%

Laos

4

0.49%

Philippines

4

0.49%

Cambodia

3

0.36%

Ecuador

3

0.36%

Marshall Islands

3

0.36%

Peru

3

0.36%

Thailand

3

0.36%

Costa Rica

2

0.24%

Egypt

2

0.24%

England

2

0.24%

Ethiopia

2

0.24%

Germany

2

0.24%

Japan

2

0.24%

Nicaragua

2

0.24%

Romania

2

0.24%

Scotland

2

0.24%

South Africa

2

0.24%

South Korea

2

0.24%

Wales

2

0.24%

Other / Unknown Countries

28

3.41%

Total

822

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 20.

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 822 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($88,989.72) per day, ($622,928.04) per week, and ($32,481,247.80) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 822 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 January 1, 2020.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated January 1, 2020.

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 a 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 current and past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.
 

ICE issues subpoenas to demand criminal alien information refused under Oregon sanctuary policies

ICE’s more aggressive stance on enforcement in states with sanctuary policies has reached Oregon now, and has already caused a break in the solid wall of resistance here. 

On February 18, Washington County responded to two subpoenas issued by ICE and is cooperating. Their news release announcing the change in policy says “Sheriff Garrett swore an oath to uphold state and federal law. The information commanded by the subpoenas is required by federal law, and may be provided as specifically allowed by ORS 180.805(1); therefore, the requested information will be shared.  …”

Read a detailed account about this development, including names of criminal aliens involved, at https://www.larslarson.com/criminal-alien-of-the-week-report-02-20-20-by-david-cross/
 

On Feb. 21, ICE announced issuance of subpoenas to more jurisdictions in Oregon:  

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) served five more immigration subpoenas today on the Hillsboro Police Department, Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police and Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, seeking information on illegal aliens who were criminally arrested in their jurisdictions. These immigration subpoenas are necessary due to dangerous sanctuary laws that are forcing Oregon law enforcement agencies as well as state, county and local governments, to refuse ICE’s requests for information and cooperation. …”  https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-serves-5-immigration-subpoenas-oregon-criminal-alien-information-local-law

 

Liberty Headlines: Supreme Court OKs Denial of Green Cards for Those Likely to Need Gov’t Aid

(Liberty Headlines) The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents

A better way to help refugees

Governor Brown recently signed a letter to President Trump’s administration saying in effect that Oregon will welcome refugees assigned here in any numbers.

It’s apparent that the issue of refugee resettlement needs to be more fully discussed.

What is true compassion for the millions of citizens of other countries who risk their lives to get into the U.S. and Europe claiming to be refugees?

There are millions of refugees around the world today.  We cannot take them all, and we are not really helping when we bring certain ones to admit into the U.S. or into Oregon.  This only makes it possible for some in the U.S. to feel virtuous, and for the agencies here that process the refugees to enrich themselves.

These nonprofit agencies are overwhelmingly financed by the federal government, making tax-paying citizens bear the ultimate, huge cost.  The agencies have become self-perpetuating bureaucracies with a vested interest in serving large numbers of clients.

Furthermore, it has been documented that a high percentage of applications by persons seeking refugee status are fraudulent.

We should not encourage refugees and faux-refugees to come here by issuing blanket welcome statements.  For the same amount spent on assistance to refugees in the U.S., we could be helping millions of others who’ve been left behind. The U.S. already works with other countries and the United Nations to maintain safe centers for refugees in places near their home countries, with the aim of making it possible for most of them to return to their home countries eventually. 

In a BBC Radio 4 documentary series, A New Life in Europe, a Syrian man, head of a family attempting to enter Europe, speaks bitterly of Germany’s accepting some refugee claimants while he and his family were back in the Middle East after failing twice to reach their European destination and be accepted:  "If they would close the door, people would try to help themselves here. ... We would change our plan, we wouldn't have to keep trying and waiting for another boat. We would look for a better life somewhere else. They are throwing a piece of bread tied to a string and they just keep pulling it away from you."

In other words, don’t tempt us unless you intend to let all come in who wish to.

Help for true refugees is needed worldwide. Rather than extending help piecemeal, to random fractions of the total, let’s help all of them in the most effective way possible.   That means cooperation with other countries and the United Nations.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Homicide Report December 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 124 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) — 14.81 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 December 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

December 1, 2019

837

124

14.81%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 (29 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Marion (24 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Washington (20 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Umatilla (9 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Clackamas (7 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes), Lane (6 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) and Jackson (5 alien inmates convicted of homicidal crimes) had 100 of 124 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for homicidal violence — 80.65 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 December 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

29

23.39%

Marion

24

19.35%

Washington

20

16.13%

Umatilla

9

7.26%

Clackamas

7

5.65%

Lane

6

4.84%

Jackson

5

4.03%

Linn

3

2.42%

Yamhill

3

2.42%

Benton

2

1.61%

Klamath

2

1.61%

Lincoln

2

1.61%

Polk

2

1.61%

Clatsop

1

0.81%

Deschutes

1

0.81%

Douglas

1

0.81%

Gilliam

1

0.81%

Hood River

1

0.81%

Jefferson

1

0.81%

Josephine

1

0.81%

Malheur

1

0.81%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.81%

Tillamook

1

0.81%

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

124

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 95of 124 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 76.61 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 124 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on December 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

95

76.61%

Cuba

4

3.23%

Canada

3

2.42%

Vietnam

3

2.42%

Cambodia

2

1.61%

South Korea

2

1.61%

Colombia

1

0.81%

Costa Rica

1

0.81%

El Salvador

1

0.81%

Guatemala

1

0.81%

Honduras

1

0.81%

Japan

1

0.81%

Laos

1

0.81%

Mariana Islands

1

0.81%

Marshall Islands

1

0.81%

Nicaragua

1

0.81%

Nigeria

1

0.81%

Peru

1

0.81%

Philippines

1

0.81%

South Africa

1

0.81%

Turkey

1

0.81%

Total

124

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 current past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Mexican National Crime Report December 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 675 of the 837 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were Mexican nationals — 80.65 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 December 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

December 1, 2019

837

675

80.65%

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

Mexican (MEX) national criminals were sent to DOC prisons from 26 of the 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (174 MEX national inmates), Washington (148 MEX national inmates), Multnomah (100 MEX national inmates), Clackamas (48 MEX national inmates), Lane (32 MEX national inmates), Jackson (27 MEX national inmates) and Umatilla (27 MEX national inmates) had 556 of the 675 Mexican national inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons — 82.37 percent of the MEX national inmates.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of Mexican national inmates incarcerated on 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

174

25.78%

Washington

148

21.93%

Multnomah

100

14.81%

Clackamas

48

7.11%

Lane

32

4.74%

Jackson

27

4.00%

Umatilla

27

4.00%

Yamhill

19

2.81%

Linn

14

2.07%

Benton

11

1.63%

Polk

11

1.63%

Klamath

10

1.48%

Deschutes

9

1.33%

Jefferson

7

1.04%

Malheur

6

0.89%

Tillamook

5

0.74%

Coos

4

0.59%

Hood River

4

0.59%

Lincoln

4

0.59%

Wasco

4

0.59%

Clatsop

3

0.44%

Douglas

3

0.44%

Josephine

2

0.30%

Gilliam

1

0.15%

Morrow

1

0.15%

Union

1

0.15%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

675

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 675 Mexican national criminals.

Significant numbers, there were 375 of the 675 criminal alien inmates from Mexico incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 55.56 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 December 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

154

22.81%

Rape

136

20.15%

Homicide

95

14.07%

Sodomy

85

12.59%

Assault

58

8.59%

Drugs

57

8.44%

Robbery

24

3.56%

Kidnapping

18

2.67%

Burglary

9

1.33%

Driving Offense

2

0.30%

Theft

2

0.30%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.15%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

34

5.04%

Total

675

100.00%

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

When compared to the overall DOC criminal alien prison population, Mexican nationals were 95 of the 124 criminal aliens convicted of homicidal crimes (various degrees of murder and manslaughter) incarcerated in the state’s prison system — 76.61 percent of all alien inmates serving time for homicidal crimes.

Using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from December 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

177

154

87.01%

Rape

168

136

80.95%

Homicide

124

95

76.61%

Sodomy

103

85

82.52%

Assault

75

58

77.33%

Drugs

60

57

95.00%

Robbery

39

24

61.54%

Kidnapping

26

18

69.23%

Burglary

12

9

75.00%

Theft

11

2

18.18%

Driving Offense

3

2

66.67%

Vehicle Theft

1

1

100.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

38

34

89.47%

Total

837

675

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 675 Mexican national inmates is approximately ($73,075.50) per day, ($511,528.50) per week, and ($26,672,557.50) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 675 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 December 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 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 current and past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on December 1, 2019 that 752 of the 837 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 — 89.84 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 and Canada) had 680 criminal aliens — 90.43. percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize and Panama) had 46 criminal aliens — 6.12 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- South America (Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Brazil and Colombia) had nine criminal aliens — 1.20 percent of the DOC alien prisoners from the Americas;

- The West Indies (Cuba, Jamaica and Turks) had 17 criminal aliens — 2.26 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 675 of 752 criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 89.76 percent of the alien inmates from the Americas in the state’s prisons.

Some background information, all 752 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 752 criminal alien inmates from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on December 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

675

89.76%

Guatemala

20

2.66%

Cuba

15

1.99%

Honduras

11

1.46%

El Salvador

9

1.20%

Canada

5

0.66%

Ecuador

3

0.40%

Peru

3

0.40%

Costa Rica

2

0.27%

Nicaragua

2

0.27%

Argentina

1

0.13%

Belize

1

0.13%

Brazil

1

0.13%

Colombia

1

0.13%

Jamaica

1

0.13%

Panama

1

0.13%

Turks

1

0.13%

Total

752

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 752 criminal aliens from the Americas.

Significant numbers, there were 408 of the 752 criminal alien inmates from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 54.26 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 December 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

165

21.94%

Rape

150

19.95%

Homicide

109

14.49%

Sodomy

93

12.37%

Assault

68

9.04%

Drugs

59

7.85%

Robbery

29

3.86%

Kidnapping

23

3.06%

Burglary

9

1.20%

Theft

8

1.06%

Driving Offense

3

0.40%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.13%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

35

4.65%

Total

752

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 26 of 36 Oregon counties — 72.22 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 December 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

184

24.47%

Washington

171

22.74%

Multnomah

120

15.96%

Clackamas

54

7.18%

Lane

35

4.65%

Jackson

30

3.99%

Umatilla

29

3.86%

Yamhill

20

2.66%

Linn

16

2.13%

Benton

12

1.60%

Polk

12

1.60%

Deschutes

10

1.33%

Klamath

10

1.33%

Jefferson

7

0.93%

Malheur

6

0.80%

Lincoln

5

0.66%

Tillamook

5

0.66%

Coos

4

0.53%

Hood River

4

0.53%

Josephine

4

0.53%

Wasco

4

0.53%

Clatsop

3

0.40%

Douglas

3

0.40%

Morrow

2

0.27%

Gilliam

1

0.13%

Union

1

0.13%

Baker

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

752

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 752 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($81,411.52) per day, ($569,880.64) per week, and ($29,715,204.80) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 752 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 December 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 a 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 current and past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

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