illegal immigration

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/.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for Recalcitrant Countries March 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on March 1, 2019 reveals that 55 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens after they are released from DOC prisons and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible removal from the United States of America (USA) — 6.10 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The names of recalcitrant countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens has been in a state of flux in recent years.).

Some background information, all 55 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were identified by ICE and have immigration detainers placed on them.

Criminal aliens from 13 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were incarcerated in the DOC prison system on March 1, 2019:

Thailand (three criminal aliens), Egypt (two criminal aliens), Ethiopia (two criminal aliens), Sierra Leone (two criminal aliens), Bhutan (one criminal alien), Iraq (one criminal alien) and Nigeria (one criminal alien) were the seven current designated “at risk of non-compliance” (ARNC) countries;

Cuba (16 criminal aliens), Vietnam (12 criminal aliens), Laos (seven criminal aliens), Cambodia (four criminal aliens), China (three criminal aliens) and Burma (one criminal alien) were the six current designated “recalcitrant / uncooperative” (RUC) countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 55 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries by number and percentage incarcerated on March 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country:
– At Risk of Non-Compliance (ARNC)
– Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries (RUC)

DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Cuba (RUC)

16

29.09%

Vietnam (RUC)

12

21.82%

Laos (RUC)

7

12.73%

Cambodia (RUC)

4

7.27%

China (RUC)

3

5.45%

Thailand (ARNC)

3

5.45%

Egypt (ARNC)

2

3.64%

Ethiopia (ARNC)

2

3.64%

Sierra Leone (ARNC)

2

3.64%

Bhutan (ARNC)

1

1.82%

Burma (RUC)

1

1.82%

Iraq (ARNC)

1

1.82%

Nigeria (ARNC)

1

1.82%

Total

55

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 55 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Significant numbers, there were 32 of the 55 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons for violent crimes — homicide, rape, assault, sex abuse, sodomy and kidnapping — 58.18 percent of the alien inmates from “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries 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 Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Homicide

12

21.82%

Theft

9

16.36%

Rape

8

14.55%

Robbery

7

12.73%

Assault

4

7.27%

Sex Abuse

4

7.27%

Burglary

3

5.45%

Sodomy

3

5.45%

Drugs

2

3.64%

Kidnapping

1

1.82%

Vehicle Theft

1

1.82%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

1.82%

Total

55

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 10 of 36 Oregon counties — 27.78 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 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries 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 Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Multnomah

28

50.91%

Washington

8

14.55%

Clackamas

6

10.91%

Marion

6

10.91%

Lane

2

3.64%

Clatsop

1

1.82%

Jackson

1

1.82%

Klamath

1

1.82%

Lincoln

1

1.82%

OSS (Not a County)

1

1.82%

Baker

0

0.00%

Benton

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Deschutes

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Hood River

0

0.00%

Jefferson

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Linn

0

0.00%

Malheur

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Polk

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

Umatilla

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Yamhill

0

0.00%

Total

55

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 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries pose a significant economic cost to 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 55 criminal alien prison population from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries is approximately ($5,954.30) per day, ($41,680.10) per week, and ($2,173,319.50) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 55 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries 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’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 77 of the 901 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 8.55 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 77 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 Clackamas County by Type of Crime

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

Drugs

14

18.18%

Rape

9

11.69%

Sex Abuse

9

11.69%

Homicide

7

9.09%

Sodomy

5

6.49%

Theft

5

6.49%

Robbery

4

5.19%

Kidnapping

3

3.90%

Assault

2

2.60%

Burglary

1

1.30%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

18

23.38%

Total

77

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 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

184

9

4.89%

Rape

168

9

5.36%

Homicide

130

7

5.38%

Sodomy

98

5

5.10%

Assault

83

2

2.41%

Drugs

73

14

19.18%

Robbery

44

4

9.09%

Kidnapping

26

3

11.54%

Burglary

21

1

4.76%

Theft

16

5

31.25%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

3

0

0.00%

Arson

1

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

18

36.00%

Total

901

77

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 63 of 77 criminal aliens from Clackamas County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 81.82 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 77 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

63

81.82%

China

3

3.90%

Cuba

2

2.60%

Honduras

2

2.60%

Other Countries

7

9.09%

Total

77

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 March 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) March 1, 2019 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,724 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on March 1st there were 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.12 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 March 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

March 1, 2019

14,724

13,823

901

6.12%

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

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

220

24.42%

Washington

188

20.87%

Multnomah

169

18.76%

Clackamas

77

8.55%

Lane

40

4.44%

Jackson

34

3.77%

Umatilla

26

2.89%

Yamhill

21

2.33%

Linn

17

1.89%

Benton

13

1.44%

Polk

13

1.44%

Deschutes

11

1.22%

Klamath

11

1.22%

Malheur

9

1.00%

Jefferson

8

0.89%

Lincoln

7

0.78%

Tillamook

5

0.55%

Clatsop

4

0.44%

Josephine

4

0.44%

Wasco

4

0.44%

Coos

3

0.33%

Douglas

3

0.33%

Hood River

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

901

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 901 criminal aliens.

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

184

20.42%

Rape

168

18.65%

Homicide

130

14.43%

Sodomy

98

10.88%

Assault

83

9.21%

Drugs

73

8.10%

Robbery

44

4.88%

Kidnapping

26

2.89%

Burglary

21

2.33%

Theft

16

1.78%

Driving Offense

4

0.44%

Vehicle Theft

3

0.33%

Arson

1

0.11%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

5.55%

Total

901

100.00%

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

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

1,770

1,586

184

10.40%

Rape

985

817

168

17.06%

Homicide

1,782

1,652

130

7.30%

Sodomy

1,048

950

98

9.35%

Assault

2,040

1,957

83

4.07%

Drugs

906

833

73

8.06%

Robbery

1,438

1,394

44

3.06%

Kidnapping

274

248

26

9.49%

Burglary

1,245

1,224

21

1.69%

Theft

963

947

16

1.66%

Driving Offense

245

241

4

1.63%

Vehicle Theft

548

545

3

0.55%

Arson

84

83

1

1.19%

Escape

36

36

0

0.00%

Forgery

52

52

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,308

1,258

50

3.82%

Total

14,724

13,823

901

 

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 901 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on March 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

720

79.91%

Guatemala

22

2.44%

Cuba

16

1.78%

El Salvador

13

1.44%

Honduras

12

1.33%

Vietnam

12

1.33%

Laos

7

0.78%

Federated States of Micronesia

6

0.67%

Russia

6

0.67%

Ukraine

6

0.67%

Canada

5

0.55%

Cambodia

4

0.44%

China

3

0.33%

Ecuador

3

0.33%

Marshall Islands

3

0.33%

Peru

3

0.33%

Thailand

3

0.33%

Other / Unknown Countries

57

6.33%

Total

901

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 901 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($97,542.26) per day, ($682,795.82) per week, and ($35,602,924.90) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 901 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 March 1, 2019.

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 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 March 2019

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 169 of the 901 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 18.76 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 169 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 Multnomah County by Type of Crime

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

Homicide

33

19.53%

Sex Abuse

33

19.53%

Rape

24

14.20%

Drugs

16

9.47%

Sodomy

16

9.47%

Robbery

15

8.88%

Assault

14

8.28%

Kidnapping

10

5.92%

Theft

4

2.37%

Burglary

1

0.59%

Driving Offense

1

0.59%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.59%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.59%

Total

169

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 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

184

33

17.93%

Rape

168

24

14.29%

Homicide

130

33

25.38%

Sodomy

98

16

16.33%

Assault

83

14

16.87%

Drugs

73

16

21.92%

Robbery

44

15

34.09%

Kidnapping

26

10

38.46%

Burglary

21

1

4.76%

Theft

16

4

25.00%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

3

1

33.33%

Arson

1

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

1

2.00%

Total

901

169

 

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

Criminal aliens from 27 identified countries have harmed or victimized Multnomah County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 112 of 169 criminal aliens from Multnomah County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 66.27 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 169 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

112

66.27%

Vietnam

10

5.92%

Cuba

9

5.33%

Guatemala

5

2.96%

Honduras

3

1.78%

Laos

3

1.78%

Ukraine

3

1.78%

Egypt

2

1.18%

Federated States of Micronesia

2

1.18%

Russia

2

1.18%

Other Countries

18

10.65%

Total

169

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’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 901 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 20.87 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 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 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

21

11.17%

Homicide

21

11.17%

Sodomy

20

10.64%

Drugs

13

6.91%

Robbery

9

4.79%

Burglary

7

3.72%

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 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 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

184

46

25.00%

Rape

168

43

25.60%

Homicide

130

21

16.15%

Sodomy

98

20

20.41%

Assault

83

21

25.30%

Drugs

73

13

17.81%

Robbery

44

9

20.45%

Kidnapping

26

1

3.85%

Burglary

21

7

33.33%

Theft

16

3

18.75%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

3

0

0.00%

Arson

1

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

50

3

6.00%

Total

901

188

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 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 145 of 188 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.13 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

145

77.13%

Guatemala

10

5.32%

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 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/.

Let voters decide who gets driver's license

Alert date: 
2019-04-18
Alert body: 

Responsible citizens should step forward, defend government by the people, and demand that the Legislature refer House Bill 2015 to a vote of rank-and-file Oregonians.

By Richard LaMountain, in Portland Tribune, Thursday, April 18, 2019


In 1902, Oregonians approved an amendment to their state Constitution giving rank-and-file voters the power of referendum — the ability to seek to put bills passed by state lawmakers directly before their fellow citizens for a vote.

Today, however, Oregon's Legislature — the very institution the referendum was designed to curb — stands ready to dismiss a decision those citizens made via referendum barely four years ago.

Rep. Diego Hernandez, D-Portland, has introduced House Bill 2015 to offer driving privileges to illegal immigrants. If approved by the House and Senate and signed by Gov. Kate Brown, the bill will nullify the overwhelming mandate against those privileges that Oregonians delivered in 2014 via Ballot Measure 88, a citizen-initiated referendum.

The Legislature's Democrats are solidly behind the bill; as they outnumber Republicans 38-to-22 in the House and 18-to-12 in the Senate, its passage appears certain.

Rather than approve House Bill 2015 and send it to the governor, however, lawmakers should refer it to a vote of the people.

For the reason why, consider some recent history. In April 2013, the House voted 38-to-20 and the Senate 20-to-7 to pass Senate Bill 833, which would have offered four-year driver cards to illegal immigrants. On May Day of that year, then-Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the bill.

Over the next four months, Oregonians opposed to its enactment collected the signatures of more than 70,000 registered voters. In doing so, they succeeded in referring the bill to the November 2014 ballot as Ballot Measure 88, to be approved or rejected by their fellow Oregonians.

Over the next year, driver cards' supporters and opponents inundated rank-and-file Oregonians with information and arguments.

The result? On Election Day, voters rejected illegal-immigrant driver cards by the same 2-to-1 margin by which their legislators had approved them.

On this issue, then, our state's system of direct, citizen-initiated democracy manifested a yawning chasm between Oregonians and its lawmakers.

Today, it appears, that chasm remains.

Late last month, Zogby Analytics released the results of a poll, conducted March 18 and 19, of 500 likely Oregon voters. Its major findings:

• 63% oppose, and 30% support, granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. This is virtually identical to the outcome of Ballot Measure 88: 66% against driver cards, and 34% in favor.

• 68.4% believe the Legislature "must respect the decisions made by the voters through the ballot initiative process." Only 18.7% believe the Legislature should enact policies "that have been previously overturned by the voters."

Given this, should voters' rejection of illegal-immigrant driving privileges now be cast aside — by the very lawmakers, indeed, the voters rebuked for approving those privileges in the first place?

Legislative Democrats premise their support of House Bill 2015 on the same criteria they did a half-decade ago: that illegal-immigrant driving privileges will enhance road safety and enable "Oregonians" (their euphemism for foreigners here illegally) to travel more easily to work, school and church.

If they have confidence in these arguments, they should have the courage — the Zogby poll notwithstanding — to introduce them in the court of public opinion and to make their case directly to voters.

If, however, the Legislature and governor enact the bill outright — knowing full well it will negate the mandate against illegal-immigrant driving privileges their constituents delivered but four years ago — they will betray Oregon's system of direct, citizen-initiated democracy and demonstrate contempt for the judgment of the people they are elected to represent. This will compromise the credibility and, indeed, legitimacy of our state's government.

Responsible citizens should step forward, defend government by the people, and demand that the Legislature refer House Bill 2015 to a vote of rank-and-file Oregonians.

Richard F. LaMountain, a former vice president of Oregonians for Immigration Reform, was a chief sponsor of 2014's Ballot Measure 88. He lives in Cedar Mill.

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for Recalcitrant Countries February 2019

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on February 1, 2019 reveals that 48 of the 913 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens after they are released from DOC prisons and turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible removal from the United States of America (USA) — 5.26 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The names of recalcitrant countries that may not take back their own criminal citizens has been in a state of flux in recent years.).

Some background information, all 48 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were identified by ICE and have immigration detainers placed on them.

Criminal aliens from 10 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries were incarcerated in the DOC prison system on February 1, 2019:

Egypt (two criminal aliens), Ethiopia (two criminal aliens), Bhutan (one criminal alien) and Iraq (one criminal alien) were the four current designated “at risk of non-compliance” (ARNC) countries;

Cuba (14 criminal aliens), Vietnam (12 criminal aliens), Laos (eight criminal aliens), Cambodia (four criminal aliens), China (three criminal aliens) and Burma (one criminal alien) were the six current designated “recalcitrant / uncooperative” (RUC) countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 48 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries by number and percentage incarcerated on February 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country:
– At Risk of Non-Compliance (ARNC)
– Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries (RUC)

DOC Total Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Cuba (RUC)

14

29.17%

Vietnam (RUC)

12

25.00%

Laos (RUC)

8

16.67%

Cambodia (RUC)

4

8.33%

China (RUC)

3

6.25%

Egypt (ARNC)

2

4.17%

Ethiopia (ARNC)

2

4.17%

Bhutan (ARNC)

1

2.08%

Burma (RUC)

1

2.08%

Iraq (ARNC)

1

2.08%

Total

48

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 48 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Significant numbers, there were 27 of the 48 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons for violent crimes — homicide, rape, assault, sex abuse, sodomy and kidnapping — 56.25 percent of the alien inmates from “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated on February 1st by type of crime.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of  Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Homicide

11

22.92%

Rape

8

16.67%

Theft

8

16.67%

Robbery

6

12.50%

Assault

4

8.33%

Burglary

3

6.25%

Sex Abuse

2

4.17%

Sodomy

2

4.17%

Drugs

1

2.08%

Kidnapping

1

2.08%

Vehicle Theft

1

2.08%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

2.08%

Total

48

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one crime in 8 of 36 Oregon counties — 22.22 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 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries incarcerated on February 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Number of  Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County from Current At Risk of Non-Compliance or Recalcitrant / Uncooperative Countries

Multnomah

26

54.17%

Washington

7

14.58%

Marion

6

12.50%

Clackamas

5

10.42%

Jackson

1

2.08%

Klamath

1

2.08%

Lane

1

2.08%

OSS (Not a County)

1

2.08%

Baker

0

0.00%

Benton

0

0.00%

Clatsop

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0.00%

Coos

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Deschutes

0

0.00%

Douglas

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Hood River

0

0.00%

Jefferson

0

0.00%

Josephine

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0.00%

Lincoln

0

0.00%

Linn

0

0.00%

Malheur

0

0.00%

Morrow

0

0.00%

Polk

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Tillamook

0

0.00%

Umatilla

0

0.00%

Union

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wasco

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Yamhill

0

0.00%

Total

48

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 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 current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries pose a significant economic cost to 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 48 criminal alien prison population from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries is approximately ($5,196.48) per day, ($36,375.36) per week, and ($1,896,715.20) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 48 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries 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 February 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/.

Report: Nearly 20 Percent of Inmates in Federal Prisons Are Criminal Aliens

According to a  new report, criminal aliens currently make up nearly 20 percent of the population in the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) system -- a total of 34,776.

David Olen Cross, a Salem, Ore., crime and immigration researcher, looked at the number of foreign nationals in the U.S. BOP system based on the most recent federal report. As of March 30, 2019, there were 179,761 inmates incarcerated in federal prisons across the U.S. Their countries of origin, according to the report, are:

• Mexico 21,668 inmates, 12.1 percent;

• Colombia 1,633 inmates, 0.9 percent;

• Dominican Republic 1,425 inmates, 0.8 percent;

• Cuba 1,169 inmates, 0.7 percent;

• Other/unknown countries 8,881 inmates, 4.9 percent;

• United States 144,985 inmates, 80.7 percent;

Cross, who researches and reports on foreign national crime, said in a press release on Sunday, "Combining March 30th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 34,776 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system," down slightly from June 2018, when there were just over 38,000. Still, alien inmates make up 19.3 percent of the federal prison population.

Cross added that the 21,668 Mexican nationals incarcerated in the BOP prison system comprise "the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons."

A June 2018 Quarterly Alien Incarceration report from the Department of Justice found:

A total of 57,820 known or suspected aliens were in in DOJ custody at the end of FY 2018 Q1, including 38,132 persons in BOP custody and 19,688 in USMS [U.S. Marshalls Service] custody. Of this total, 42,284 people had been confirmed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be aliens (i.e., non-citizens and non-nationals), while 15,536 aliens were still under investigation by ICE to determine alienage and/or removability.

Among the 42,284 confirmed aliens, 39,413 people (93 percent) were unlawfully present. These numbers include a 62 percent unlawful rate among 38,132 known or suspected aliens in BOP custody and a 78 percent unlawful rate among 19,688 confirmed aliens in USMS custody.

Approximately 16,233 aliens in USMS custody required housing in state, local, and private facilities, which cost $1,458,372.72 a day.

Note that the cost number is only for criminal aliens housed in U.S. Marshals Service facilities -- it does not include the 34,776 incarcerated in BOP facilities, nor those in custody at state and local facilities.

Cross notes that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the prison population into 13 types of offenses, with immigration crimes accounting for only 6.5 percent of the federal prison population -- a total of 10,826 inmates. In other words, only one in three criminal alien inmates housed in the BOP system is incarcerated as a result of immigration crimes.

The DOJ report tabulated BOP statistics from the first quarter of 2018, noting that nearly half (46 percent) were incarcerated as the results of drug trafficking or other drug-related offenses. But the incarcerations were not limited to drug crimes, as this chart from the DOJ shows:

These numbers do not include known or suspected criminal aliens being held by the U.S. Marshals Service or in state and local facilities.

The 2018 DOJ report cited examples of newly incarcerated or sentenced BOP inmates:

• Anibel Rondolpho Rodriguez, an illegal alien from Honduras who was residing in Freeport, NY, was sentenced to 45 years in prison after he pled guilty to racketeering charges, two murder conspiracies, two attempted murders, and threatening to commit assault.

• Eduardo Martinez, an illegal alien who was residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced to 324 months in prison after he pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin, distribution of over 50 grams of methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm.

• Pedro Quintero-Enriques, an illegal alien from Mexico who was residing in Summerdale, Alabama, was sentenced to 108 months in prison after he pled guilty to illegal reentry after deportation and felon in possession of firearms.

Then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at the time the report was issued, "The illegal immigrant crime rate in this country should be zero." He added, "Every crime committed by an illegal alien is, by definition, a crime that should have been prevented. It is outrageous that tens of thousands of Americans are dying every year because of the drugs and violence brought over our borders illegally and that taxpayers have been forced, year after year, to pay millions of dollars to incarcerate tens of thousands of illegal aliens."

Border Patrol union chief tells how to break log-jam of asylum seekers

Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council, the union that represents the agents and support staff of the U.S. Border Patrol, presents a great idea for changes that would simplify and restore control of the border.  He recommends that DHS cross-designate and train Border Patrol agents at the senior patrol agent level as asylum officers with limited authority to conduct “credible fear” interviews.

As he explains: “Asylum and deportation proceedings are civil administration actions, not criminal. Therefore, DHS has the right to establish fear thresholds. Unlike in a criminal proceeding, where the government must prove its case, the burden of proof falls on the illegal border-crosser to provide proof establishing a credible fear.

“If the ‘credible fear’ process begins upon arrest by Border Patrol agents, instead of at a later interview before an asylum officer, the process will be much more efficient. If an asylum-trained senior patrol agent determines that the alien has not established a credible fear, an order of expedited removal can be issued, and the illegal border-crosser can be removed immediately. The illegal border-crosser does have appeal rights, but by regulation an immigration judge must hear the case within 10 days of the person asking for reconsideration. Again, because this is not a criminal proceeding, the burden of proof remains on the illegal border-crosser, not the U.S. government.

“If no credible fear is established, the process would take no more than 10 days instead of the 2 to 5 years it now takes to deport an illegal border-crosser who claims asylum. This simple adjustment would end catch-and-release. …”

Read the full article here.  It was published as an analysis/opinion in The Washington Times, Sunday, March 31, 2019.  

Another good discussion goes into more detail: “Top border agent: We don’t need Congress to stop mass migration,” by Daniel Horowitz in The Conservative Review, April 3, 2019.  See it here.

According to an April 4 blog from NumbersUSA, the DHS has recently begun some use of the approach described by Brandon Judd.

You can contact The White House and urge Pres. Trump to have DHS deputize sufficient numbers of its senior Border Patrol officers to act as asylum adjudicators, and stop use of the ineffective catch-and-release procedures.  Email:  https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

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