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Gagging judges endangers Oregonians

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

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report May 2019

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

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on May 1st there were 910 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.18 percent of the total prison population.

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

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of inmates with ICE detainers incarcerated on May 1st in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Number Inmates

DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers

May 1, 2019

14,723

13,813

910

6.18%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County

Marion

215

23.63%

Washington

189

20.77%

Multnomah

174

19.12%

Clackamas

75

8.24%

Lane

41

4.51%

Jackson

34

3.74%

Umatilla

28

3.08%

Yamhill

21

2.31%

Linn

18

1.98%

Benton

13

1.43%

Polk

13

1.43%

Deschutes

12

1.32%

Klamath

11

1.21%

Malheur

9

0.99%

Jefferson

8

0.88%

Lincoln

7

0.77%

Clatsop

5

0.55%

Josephine

5

0.55%

Tillamook

5

0.55%

Wasco

5

0.55%

Coos

4

0.44%

Hood River

4

0.44%

Douglas

3

0.33%

Columbia

2

0.22%

Morrow

2

0.22%

Union

2

0.22%

Baker

1

0.11%

Crook

1

0.11%

Gilliam

1

0.11%

Lake

1

0.11%

OOS (Not a County)

1

0.11%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

910

100.00%

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

DOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime

Sex Abuse

183

20.11%

Rape

172

18.90%

Homicide

131

14.40%

Sodomy

100

10.99%

Assault

85

9.34%

Drugs

81

8.90%

Robbery

45

4.95%

Kidnapping

26

2.86%

Burglary

18

1.98%

Theft

16

1.76%

Driving Offense

4

0.44%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.22%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

5.16%

Total

910

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

DOC Total Number Inmates by Type of Crime

DOC Total Number Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime

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

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

Sex Abuse

1,778

1,595

183

10.29%

Rape

983

811

172

17.50%

Homicide

1,800

1,669

131

7.28%

Sodomy

1,058

958

100

9.45%

Assault

2,041

1,956

85

4.16%

Drugs

908

827

81

8.92%

Robbery

1,441

1,396

45

3.12%

Kidnapping

269

243

26

9.67%

Burglary

1,223

1,205

18

1.47%

Theft

943

927

16

1.70%

Driving Offense

245

241

4

1.63%

Vehicle Theft

549

547

2

0.36%

Arson

82

82

0

0.00%

Escape

35

35

0

0.00%

Forgery

53

53

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

1,315

1,268

47

3.57%

Total

14,723

13,813

910

 

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

728

80.00%

Guatemala

21

2.31%

Cuba

16

1.76%

El Salvador

13

1.43%

Vietnam

12

1.32%

Honduras

11

1.21%

Federated States of Micronesia

6

0.66%

Laos

6

0.66%

Russia

6

0.66%

Canada

5

0.55%

Ukraine

5

0.55%

Cambodia

4

0.44%

China

3

0.33%

Ecuador

3

0.33%

Marshall Islands

3

0.33%

Peru

3

0.33%

Philippines

3

0.33%

Thailand

3

0.33%

Other / Unknown Countries

59

6.48%

Total

910

100.00%

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

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

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

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

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

Bibliography:

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

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

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

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

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 218 of the 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.14 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Rape

49

22.48%

Sex Abuse

46

21.10%

Sodomy

32

14.68%

Homicide

22

10.09%

Assault

15

6.88%

Kidnapping

11

5.05%

Burglary

8

3.67%

Robbery

7

3.21%

Drugs

6

2.75%

Vehicle Theft

2

0.92%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

20

9.17%

Total

218

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

183

46

25.14%

Rape

169

49

28.99%

Homicide

131

22

16.79%

Sodomy

99

32

32.32%

Assault

86

15

17.44%

Drugs

76

6

7.89%

Robbery

44

7

15.91%

Kidnapping

26

11

42.31%

Burglary

20

8

40.00%

Theft

16

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

2

100.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

20

42.55%

Total

903

218

 

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

189

86.70%

Russia

4

1.83%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.38%

Guatemala

3

1.38%

Cambodia

2

0.92%

Other Countries

17

7.80%

Total

218

100.00%

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

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


 

HB 2015 work session set for Monday at 1pm

Alert date: 
2019-06-06
Alert body: 

This is it, folks!

In 2014, Oregon voters said NO to driver licenses to anyone without proof of legal presence. But, the party in charge at the Oregon Legislature is so arrogant they are willfully working to overthrow the will of the people.

HB 2015 will have a work session Monday, June 10 at 1:00pm. Your calls, emails, tweets and Facebook posts are critical to shine a light on this bill. We can stop this - with YOUR help. Have you seen our billboards across the state? Take a photo and post on your social media page.

All the information you need is located here.

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 20.82 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Rape

46

24.47%

Sex Abuse

43

22.87%

Assault

22

11.70%

Homicide

21

11.17%

Sodomy

21

11.17%

Drugs

13

6.91%

Robbery

8

4.26%

Burglary

6

3.19%

Theft

3

1.60%

Driving Offense

1

0.53%

Kidnapping

1

0.53%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

3

1.60%

Total

188

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

183

43

23.50%

Rape

169

46

27.22%

Homicide

131

21

16.03%

Sodomy

99

21

21.21%

Assault

86

22

25.58%

Drugs

76

13

17.11%

Robbery

44

8

18.18%

Kidnapping

26

1

3.85%

Burglary

20

6

30.00%

Theft

16

3

18.75%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

3

6.38%

Total

903

188

 

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

146

77.66%

Guatemala

9

4.79%

EL Salvador

5

2.66%

Cuba

4

2.13%

Honduras

3

1.60%

Marshall Islands

2

1.06%

Ukraine

2

1.06%

Other Countries

17

9.04%

Total

188

100.00%

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

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

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 171 of the 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 18.94 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 171 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Homicide

34

19.88%

Sex Abuse

33

19.30%

Rape

24

14.04%

Drugs

17

9.94%

Robbery

17

9.94%

Sodomy

16

9.36%

Assault

14

8.19%

Kidnapping

9

5.26%

Theft

4

2.34%

Burglary

1

0.58%

Driving Offense

1

0.58%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.58%

Total

171

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

183

33

18.03%

Rape

169

24

14.20%

Homicide

131

34

25.95%

Sodomy

99

16

16.16%

Assault

86

14

16.28%

Drugs

76

17

22.37%

Robbery

44

17

38.64%

Kidnapping

26

9

34.62%

Burglary

20

1

5.00%

Theft

16

4

25.00%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

1

2.13%

Total

903

171

 

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

113

66.08%

Vietnam

10

5.85%

Cuba

9

5.26%

Guatemala

5

2.92%

Honduras

3

1.75%

Ukraine

3

1.75%

Laos

2

1.17%

Egypt

2

1.17%

Federated States of Micronesia

2

1.17%

Russia

2

1.17%

Other Countries

20

11.70%

Total

171

100.00%

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

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

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

On April 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 75 of the 903 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was fourth in foreign national crime in the state with 8.31 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Drugs

14

18.67%

Rape

9

12.00%

Sex Abuse

9

12.00%

Homicide

7

9.33%

Sodomy

6

8.00%

Theft

5

6.67%

Robbery

4

5.33%

Kidnapping

3

4.00%

Assault

2

2.67%

Arson

0

0.00%

Burglary

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

16

21.33%

Total

75

100.00%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

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

Sex Abuse

183

9

4.92%

Rape

169

9

5.33%

Homicide

131

7

5.34%

Sodomy

99

6

6.06%

Assault

86

2

2.33%

Drugs

76

14

18.42%

Robbery

44

4

9.09%

Kidnapping

26

3

11.54%

Burglary

20

0

0.00%

Theft

16

5

31.25%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

2

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

47

16

34.04%

Total

903

75

 

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

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

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

Mexico

61

81.33%

China

3

4.00%

Cuba

2

2.67%

Honduras

2

2.67%

Other Countries

7

9.33%

Total

75

100.00%

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

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

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

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) on April 1, 2019 reveals that 54 of the 903 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) — 5.98 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 54 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 April 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 (six 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 54 criminal alien inmates from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries by number and percentage incarcerated on April 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

29.63%

Vietnam (RUC)

12

22.22%

Laos (RUC)

6

11.11%

Cambodia (RUC)

4

7.41%

China (RUC)

3

5.56%

Thailand (ARNC)

3

5.56%

Egypt (ARNC)

2

3.70%

Ethiopia (ARNC)

2

3.70%

Sierra Leone (ARNC)

2

3.70%

Bhutan (ARNC)

1

1.85%

Burma (RUC)

1

1.85%

Iraq (ARNC)

1

1.85%

Nigeria (ARNC)

1

1.85%

Total

54

100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 54 criminal aliens from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries.

Significant numbers, there were 32 of the 54 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 — 59.26 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 April 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

22.22%

Theft

9

16.67%

Rape

8

14.81%

Robbery

7

12.96%

Assault

4

7.41%

Sex Abuse

4

7.41%

Burglary

3

5.56%

Sodomy

3

5.56%

Drugs

2

3.70%

Kidnapping

1

1.85%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

1.85%

Total

54

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 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 nine of 36 Oregon counties — 25.00 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 April 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

27

50.00%

Washington

8

14.81%

Clackamas

6

11.11%

Marion

6

11.11%

Lane

2

3.70%

Clatsop

1

1.85%

Jackson

1

1.85%

Klamath

1

1.85%

Lincoln

1

1.85%

OSS (Not a County)

1

1.85%

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

54

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 April 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 54 criminal alien prison population from current designated “at risk of non-compliance” or “recalcitrant / uncooperative” countries is approximately ($5,846.04) per day, ($40,922.28) per week, and ($2,133,804.60) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 54 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 April 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/.

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."

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/.

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