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U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report September 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 September 28, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

- Mexico 20,424 inmates, 11.6 percent;
- Colombia 1,619 inmates, 0.9 percent;
- Dominican Republic 1,422 inmates, 0.8 percent;
- Cuba 1,106 inmates, 0.6 percent;
- Other / unknown countries 8,866 inmates, 5.0 percent;
- United States 143,393 inmates, 81.1 percent;

Total Inmates: 176,830 inmates.

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

Combining September 28th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 33,437 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 18.9 percent of the federal prison population.

With 20,424 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 61.1 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 10,282 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.2 percent of the federal prison population.

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

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

On August 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 210 of the 880 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 23.86 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 210 criminal aliens incarcerated on August 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

46

21.90%

Sex Abuse

43

20.48%

Sodomy

32

15.24%

Homicide

24

11.43%

Assault

15

7.14%

Kidnapping

11

5.24%

Burglary

7

3.33%

Drugs

6

2.86%

Robbery

6

2.86%

Vehicle Theft

1

0.48%

Arson

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

19

9.05%

Total

210

100.00%

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

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

180

43

23.89%

Rape

168

46

27.38%

Homicide

131

24

18.32%

Sodomy

102

32

31.37%

Assault

80

15

18.75%

Drugs

71

6

8.45%

Robbery

42

6

14.29%

Kidnapping

25

11

44.00%

Burglary

17

7

41.18%

Theft

15

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

1

1

100.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

44

19

43.18%

Total

880

210

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 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 181 of 210 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.19 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 210 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

181

86.19%

Russia

4

1.90%

Federated States of Micronesia

3

1.43%

Guatemala

3

1.43%

Cambodia

2

0.95%

Marshal Islands

2

0.95%

Other Countries

15

7.14%

Total

210

100.00%

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

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

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

On August 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 166 of the 880 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 18.86 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 166 criminal aliens incarcerated on August 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

19.88%

Sex Abuse

32

19.28%

Rape

24

14.46%

Drugs

17

10.24%

Robbery

16

9.64%

Sodomy

16

9.64%

Assault

14

8.43%

Kidnapping

8

4.82%

Theft

4

2.41%

Burglary

0

0.00%

Driving Offense

1

0.60%

Arson

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

0

0.00%

Other / Combination Crimes

1

0.60%

Total

166

100.00%

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

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

180

32

17.78%

Rape

168

24

14.29%

Homicide

131

33

25.19%

Sodomy

102

16

15.69%

Assault

80

14

17.50%

Drugs

71

17

23.94%

Robbery

42

16

38.10%

Kidnapping

25

8

32.00%

Burglary

17

0

0.00%

Theft

15

4

26.67%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

44

1

2.27%

Total

880

166

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 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 111 of 166 criminal aliens from Multnomah County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 66.87 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 166 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of 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

111

66.87%

Vietnam

10

6.02%

Cuba

9

5.42%

Guatemala

5

3.01%

Honduras

3

1.81%

Ukraine

3

1.81%

Egypt

2

1.20%

Federated States of Micronesia

2

1.20%

Laos

2

1.20%

Russia

2

1.20%

Other Countries

17

10.24%

Total

166

100.00%

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

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

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

On August 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 70 of the 880 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 7.95 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 70 criminal aliens incarcerated on August 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

13

18.57%

Sex Abuse

10

14.29%

Rape

9

12.86%

Homicide

7

10.00%

Sodomy

6

8.57%

Theft

4

5.71%

Kidnapping

3

4.29%

Robbery

3

4.29%

Assault

2

2.86%

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

13

18.57%

Total

70

100.00%

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

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

180

10

5.56%

Rape

168

9

5.36%

Homicide

131

7

5.34%

Sodomy

102

6

5.88%

Assault

80

2

2.50%

Drugs

71

13

18.31%

Robbery

42

3

7.14%

Kidnapping

25

3

12.00%

Burglary

17

0

0.00%

Theft

15

4

26.67%

Driving Offense

4

0

0.00%

Vehicle Theft

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

44

13

29.55%

Total

880

70

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 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 56 of 70 criminal aliens from Clackamas County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 80.00 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 70 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of 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

56

80.00%

China

3

4.29%

Cuba

2

2.86%

Honduras

2

2.86%

Other Countries

7

10.00%

Total

70

100.00%

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

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

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

On August 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 880 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 21.36 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 August 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

44

23.40%

Assault

22

11.70%

Sodomy

22

11.70%

Homicide

21

11.17%

Drugs

11

5.85%

Robbery

9

4.79%

Burglary

5

2.66%

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 August 19.

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

180

44

24.44%

Rape

168

46

27.38%

Homicide

131

21

16.03%

Sodomy

102

22

21.57%

Assault

80

22

27.50%

Drugs

71

11

15.49%

Robbery

42

9

21.43%

Kidnapping

25

1

4.00%

Burglary

17

5

29.41%

Theft

15

3

20.00%

Driving Offense

4

1

25.00%

Vehicle Theft

1

0

0.00%

Arson

0

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0

0.00%

Other / Comb. Crimes

44

3

6.82%

Total

880

188

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 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 149 of 188 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 79.26 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 of 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

149

79.26%

Guatemala

9

4.79%

EL Salvador

5

2.66%

Cuba

4

2.13%

Honduras

3

1.60%

Other Countries

18

9.57%

Total

188

100.00%

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

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

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

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on August 1, 2019 that 450 of 880 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes — sex abuse, rape and sodomy — 51.14 percent of the criminal alien prison population (Note: The number of criminal aliens incarcerated for sex crimes in DOC prisons does not necessarily equal the number of Oregon residents victimized by alien sex abuse, rape and sodomy.).

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table is a numerical breakdown by number and percentage of the 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated on August 1st in the state’s prisons for the crimes of sex abuse, rape and sodomy.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Crime

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

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

Sex Abuse

180

40.00%

Rape

168

37.33%

Sodomy

102

22.67%

Total

450

100.00%

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

Criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons committed at least one sex crime in 25 of 36 Oregon counties — 69.44 percent of the counties in the state.

Seven Oregon counties, Marion (121 alien sex offenders), Washington (112 alien sex offenders), Multnomah (72 alien sex offenders), Clackamas (25 alien sex offenders), Lane (25 alien sex offenders), Jackson (15 alien sex offenders) and Yamhill (14 alien sex offenders) had 384of 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for sex crimes — 85.33 percent of the alien sex offenders incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

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

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

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

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

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

Marion

43

46

32

121

26.89%

Washington

44

46

22

112

24.89%

Multnomah

32

24

16

72

16.00%

Clackamas

10

9

6

25

5.56%

Lane

7

11

7

25

5.56%

Jackson

7

4

4

15

3.33%

Yamhill

3

6

5

14

3.11%

Deschutes

5

2

1

8

1.78%

Linn

5

1

1

7

1.56%

Umatilla

3

2

2

7

1.56%

Benton

1

4

1

6

1.33%

Malheur

3

2

0

5

1.11%

Polk

3

1

1

5

1.11%

Klamath

3

0

1

4

0.89%

Coos

0

2

1

3

0.67%

Josephine

3

0

0

3

0.67%

Lincoln

2

1

0

3

0.67%

Wasco

1

2

0

3

0.67%

Clatsop

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Hood River

0

2

0

2

0.44%

Jefferson

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Morrow

1

1

0

2

0.44%

Tillamook

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Douglas

0

0

1

1

0.22%

Union

1

0

0

1

0.22%

Baker

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Columbia

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Crook

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Gilliam

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Lake

0

0

0

0

0.00%

OOS

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0

0

0

0.00%

Total

180

168

102

450

100.00%

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

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

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 376 of 450 criminal alien inmates incarcerated for sex crimes in the DOC prison system — 83.56 percent of the alien sex offenders in the state’s prisons.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

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

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

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

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

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

Mexico

158

136

82

376

83.56%

Guatemala

5

6

2

13

2.89%

El Salvador

1

2

5

8

1.78%

Russia

0

3

1

4

0.89%

Vietnam

0

3

1

4

0.89%

Ecuador

0

1

2

3

0.67%

Honduras

1

2

0

3

0.67%

Cuba

1

1

0

2

0.44%

England

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Laos

0

1

1

2

0.44%

Peru

2

0

0

2

0.44%

Philippines

0

0

2

2

0.44%

Thailand

1

0

1

2

0.44%

Ukraine

0

1

1

2

0.44%

Wales

0

2

0

2

0.44%

Other Countries

10

10

3

23

5.11%

Total

180

168

102

450

100.00%

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

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

Special Guest Maria Espinoza at the Oregon State Fair

Alert date: 
2019-08-21
Alert body: 

Thi year, OFIR will be hosting a very special guest in our booth at the Oregon Sate Fair. 

Maria Espinoza, co-founder of The Remembrance Project will be travelling from Washington DC to volunteer in the OFIR booth!  If you will be visitng the Oregon State Fair Monday or Tuesday morning (Aug. 25 and 27) from 10am - 2pm, please plan to stop by and say hello!  You will find the OFIR booth in the Jackman Long building - booth #235.

To learn more about The Remembrance Project, please visit their website.

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ICE detains man at Astoria courthouse

Federal immigration agents detained a man at the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria on Thursday after spraying people who were trying to escort him away.

Fabian Alberto Zamora-Rodriguez appeared in Circuit Court for a hearing related to felony charges that he encouraged child sexual abuse. Aware U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were outside the second-floor courtroom, immigrant rights’ advocates and the man’s mother and partner tightly surrounded him as he tried to leave.Federal immigration agents detained a man at the Clatsop County Courthouse in Astoria on Thursday after spraying people who were trying to escort him away.

Fabian Alberto Zamora-Rodriguez appeared in Circuit Court for a hearing related to felony charges that he encouraged child sexual abuse. Aware U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were outside the second-floor courtroom, immigrant rights’ advocates and the man’s mother and partner tightly surrounded him as he tried to leave.

Immigration agents took a man into custody at the Clatsop County Courthouse on Thursday.

A video of the encounter, shared with The Astorian by a bystander, Maria Senaida Perez, shows immigration agents confronting the people in the hallway and releasing what appears to be pepper spray before grabbing Zamora-Rodriguez and taking him into custody.

Tanya Roman, a spokeswoman for ICE, said she was unable to comment on Zamora-Rodriguez’s immigration status or the legal reason for his detention due to privacy concerns.

“It is actually often due to the implementation of unreasonable ‘sanctuary city’ policies that prevent ICE from being notified of the presence of criminal aliens in jails or prisons, which then necessitates that we utilize options like enforcement actions at courthouses to accomplish our law enforcement mission,” she said in an email.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has every legal right to carry out its mission on courthouse grounds if the circumstances of an enforcement action require it.”

Sheriff Tom Bergin said he was notified by ICE before the immigration agents took local action.

“We need to start supporting ICE in their efforts of when people are here illegally,” the sheriff said. “This isn’t a game. These people are here illegally and if ICE has a detainer for them or a warrant then they need to abide by the laws in the state and the United States of America. I’m sorry, that’s how it is. That’s how it should be.”

Bergin said the people who surrounded Zamora-Rodriguez were interfering.

“I’m sorry, but if they have a warrant and the guy needs to go into custody, then he needs to go into custody,” the sheriff said. “But when these protesters or whatever they were, these people that wanted to make sure he didn’t go to jail surrounded him, they’re interfering with a police officer.”

Shaken

Hours afterward, Andrea Gonzalez, a program coordinator with the Lower Columbia Hispanic Council, she said was still shaken by the physical nature of the encounter and that it took place inside the courthouse.

“People don’t have rights all of a sudden?” said Gonzalez, who was sprayed. “I don’t know. It just feels ... it feels wrong.”

Under Oregon’s sanctuary law, sheriff’s deputies and others in state and local law enforcement are prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law if the suspect’s only crime is being in the country illegally. Last year, Bergin wrote a letter signed by 15 other county sheriffs supporting a ballot measure that would have repealed the sanctuary law. Voters rejected the measure in November.

The video shows sheriff’s deputies in the hallway at the courthouse on Thursday, but they did not appear to participate in or seek to stop the detention.

“I’m not surprised. Tom Bergin is the sheriff and I know his stance,” Gonzalez said. “And I’m not saying all sheriffs are bad. But I mean clearly they are cooperating with them and they were what, OK with people who are just trying to escort someone out being hurt by these officials? People from their community? That’s disturbing to me for sure.”

Judge Paula Brownhill, the presiding judge of the Circuit Court, could not immediately be reached for comment.

Earlier this year, after a man was detained by ICE outside the courthouse in December, the judge echoed complaints from many judges and civil liberties’ advocates nationally. “Not only criminal defendants, but civil litigants, crime victims, and witnesses may be reluctant to come to court for fear of encountering ICE,” she said.

District Attorney Ron Brown said ICE’s local action was legal. He said that people inside the courthouse could detect the pepper spray hours after it was released.

“It’s not something we like to see at all, but it does happen,” Brown said.

Roman, the ICE spokeswoman, said civil immigration enforcement actions taken inside courthouses can reduce safety risks to the public. “Arrests that take place inside courthouses are undertaken in coordination with courthouse security leadership with the same level of professionalism and respect that ICE officers and agents are committed to practicing every day,” she said.

“ICE does not make civil immigration arrests inside courthouses indiscriminately. As with all other federal agency planned enforcement actions, ICE arrests at courthouses are the result of targeted enforcement actions against specific, targeted aliens.”

Roman said, in years past, “most of these individuals would have been turned over to ICE by local authorities upon their release from jail based on ICE detainers. Now that some cities do not honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street, presenting a potential public safety threat.”

Online activity

Zamora-Rodriguez was arrested in February after the sheriff’s office said he showed up at a local park for what he believed was going to be a sexual rendezvous with an 11-year-old boy. Online, deputies had been posing as the boy and the boy’s 40-year-old babysitter.

He has pleaded not guilty to encouraging child sexual abuse and other felony charges. At the hearing Thursday, a case management hearing was set for October.


Nicole Bales is a reporter for The Astorian, covering police, courts and county government. Contact her at 971-704-1724 or nbales@dailyastorian.com.

 

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report June 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 June 22, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

- Mexico 21,627 inmates, 12.0 percent;
- Colombia 1,664 inmates, 0.9 percent;
- Dominican Republic 1,452 inmates, 0.8 percent;
- Cuba 1,161 inmates, 0.6 percent;
- Other / unknown countries 9,105 inmates, 5.0 percent;
- United States 145,335 inmates, 80.6percent;

Total Inmates: 180,344 inmates.

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

Combining June 22nd BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 35,009 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 19.4 percent of the federal prison population.

With 21,627 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 61.8 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 10,984 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 a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/u-s-federal-bureau-of-prisons-criminal-alien-report-june-2019/

Washington Examiner

OPINION: WASHINGTON SECRETS

20% federal inmates are immigrants, mostly Mexican

by Paul Bedard | July 05, 2019 01:23 PM

One-fifth of all federal prison inmates are not U.S citizens, many facing illegal immigration charges, according to new data from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

There are a total of 35,009 “criminal aliens” of 180,344 in prison, and 60% are Mexican, according to an analysis provided to Secrets by David Olen Cross of Salem, Ore., a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

The prison data in Cross’ report shows:

• Mexico 21,627 inmates, 12%.

• Colombia 1,664 inmates, 0.9%.

• Dominican Republic 1,452 inmates, 0.8%.

• Cuba 1,161 inmates, 0.6%.

• Other / unknown countries 9,105 inmates, 5%.

• United States 145,335 inmates, 80.6%.

And he added, “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 10,984 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.5% of the federal prison population.”

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

On May 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 189 of the 910 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 20.77 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 189 criminal aliens incarcerated on May 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

24.34%

Sex Abuse

45

23.81%

Assault

21

11.11%

Homicide

21

11.11%

Sodomy

21

11.11%

Drugs

13

6.88%

Robbery

9

4.76%

Burglary

5

2.65%

Theft

3

1.59%

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

1.59%

Total

189

100.00%

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

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

45

24.59%

Rape

172

46

26.74%

Homicide

131

21

16.03%

Sodomy

100

21

21.00%

Assault

85

21

24.71%

Drugs

81

13

16.05%

Robbery

45

9

20.00%

Kidnapping

26

1

3.85%

Burglary

18

5

27.78%

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

910

189

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 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 149 of 189 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 78.84 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 189 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of 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

149

78.84%

Guatemala

9

4.76%

EL Salvador

5

2.65%

Cuba

4

2.12%

Honduras

3

1.59%

Other Countries

19

10.05%

Total

189

100.00%

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

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

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