Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

October 23, 2014

Lars:

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated September 2, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,606 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s September 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,094 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,094 criminal aliens incarcerated on September 1st by DOC had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detainers. The U.S. DHS–ICE is responsible for identifying whether a DOC inmate is a criminal alien or a domestic inmate. If an inmate is identified as being a criminal alien, at U.S. DHS–ICE’s request, the DOC places an “ICE detainer” on the inmate that directs DOC officials to transfer custody to ICE following completion of the inmate’s state sanction.

Criminal aliens made up approximately 7.49% of the DOC September 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from September 1, 2008 (1,081 criminal aliens) and September 1, 2014 (1,094 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 13 criminal aliens more than it did on September 1, 2008, a 1.20% increase.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from September 1, 2008 (12,477 domestic criminals) and September 1, 2014 (13,512 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 1,035 domestic criminals more than it did on September 1, 2008, an 8.29% increase.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from September 1st 2008 – 2014, six years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,048 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 1.24% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,094 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 264-Marion (24.13%); 260-Multnomah (23.76%); 183-Washington (16.73%); 79-Clackamas (7.22%); 55-Lane (5.03%); 51-Jackson (4.66%); 29-Yamhill (2.65%); 26-Linn (2.38%); 19-Deschutes (1.74%); 18-Umatilla (1.64%); 15-Polk (1.37%); 14-Benton (1.28%); 12-Malheur (1.10%); 10-Lincoln (0.91%); 8-Jefferson (0.73%); 8-Klamath (0.73%); 7-Douglas (0.64%); 5-Josephine (0.46%); 5-Coos (0.46%); 5-Hood River (0.46%); 5-Morrow (0.46%); 3-Clatsop (0.27%); 3-Tillamook (0.27%); 3-Wasco (0.27%); 2-Crook (0.18%); 2-Union (0.18); 1-Columbia (0.09%); 1-Gilliam (0.09%); 1-OOS (0.09%); 0-Baker (0.00%); 0-Curry (0.00%); 0-Grant (0.00%); 0-Harney (0.00%); 0-Lake (0.00); 0-Sherman (0.00%); 0-Wallowa (0.00%); and 0-Wheeler (0.00%).

Your listeners should be aware of the types of crime committed against their fellow Oregonians by the 1,094 criminal aliens.

A review of the 1,094 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 200-sex abuses (18.28%); 173-rapes (15.81%); 160-drugs (14.62%); 144-homicides (13.16%); 100-assaults (9.14%); 97-sodomies (8.87%); 67-robberies (6.12%); 42-kidnappings (3.84%); 24-burglaries (2.19%); 12-thefts (1.10%); 11-driving offenses (1.00%); 4-vehicle thefts (0.36%); 2-arsons (0.18%); 1-forgery (0.09%); and 57 other types of crime or a combination of the preceding crimes (5.21%).

Listeners should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,094 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,094 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 882-Mexico (80.62%); 32-Guatemala (2.92%); 18-Vietnam (1.64%); 16-El Salvador (1.46%); 12-Cuba (1.10%); 11-Honduras (1.00%); 10-Russia (0.91%); 10-Ukraine (0.91%); 8-Federated States of Micronesia (0.73%); 7-Laos (0.64%); 6-Philippines (0.55%); and 82 from other counties (7.49%).

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($87.08) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,094 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($95,265.52) per day, ($666,858.64) per week, and ($34,771,914.80) per year.

None of my preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,094 criminal aliens include the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), court costs, nor cost estimates to cover victim assistance.

An unfortunate fact, the State of Oregon is not fully cooperating with the U.S. DHS–ICE to fight crime committed by criminal aliens who reside in Oregon.

In year 2007, a United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) report titled “Cooperation of SCAAP (State Criminal Alien Assistance Program) Recipients in the Removal of Criminal Aliens from the United States, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General Audit Division, Audit Report 07-07, October 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws.

The USDOJ, the federal governments top law enforcement agency, identified Oregon as a “sanctuary” for criminal aliens.

The State of Oregon should no longer be classified by U.S. federal government law enforcement as having an official “state sanctuary statute” for criminal aliens, nor should Oregon be a sanctuary for criminal aliens to kill, rape, maim or poison Oregonians.

Oregon voters before November 4th, during the 2014 General Election, should really examine the voting records of the politicians in this state who voted for Senate Bill 833, legislation that would grant driver cards to illegal aliens, because many of the preceding crimes committed by aliens could not have been committed by them without their access to drive motor vehicles.

Finally, the state’s voters should vote No on Ballot Measure 88 and replace the politicians who supported this anti public safety legislation.

Lars, the third full week of October and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

October 16, 2014

Who are members of the Oregon State Legislature that voted to give driver’s cards to the undocumented and to change the ballot title of what is now known as Ballot Measure 88?

Lars:

Last year you asked me on air during a Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report” to disclose the names of members of the Oregon State Legislature who voted to give driver’s cards to the undocumented (foreign nationals illegally in the country). With limited air time available during the Criminal Alien of the Week Report, I was unable to give all the individual names of state legislators who voted for Senate Bill 833 (Ballot Measure 88).

What follows below are complete alphabetical lists of the names of the 59 state senators and representatives, Democrats and Republicans, who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833.

Updating the list, I have included legislators who voted for House Bill 4054 to change the ballot title to confuse or hide the intent of the legislation from Oregon voters.

Finally, I list legislators who have given money to pass Ballot Measure 88.

Democratic Senators who voted for or were sponsors SB 833 (No one on this list voted for HB 4054, legislation wasn’t voted on in state senate):

Bates, Alan (SD-3);
Beyer, Lee (SD-6);
Burdick, Ginny (SD-18);
Courtney, Peter (SD-11);
Devlin, Richard (SD-19);
Dingfelder, Jackie (SD-23), no longer a state senator;
Edwards, Chris (SD-7);
Hass, Mark (SD-14);
Monnes Anderson, Laurie (SD-25);
Monroe, Rod (SD-24);
Prozanski, Floyd (SD-4);
Roblan, Arnie (SD-5), sponsor of SB 833;
Rosenbaum, Diane (SD-21);
Shields, Chip (SD-22), sponsor of SB 833, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (Note: Senator Shields excused from vote),  gave $500.00;
Steiner Hayward, Elizabeth (SD-17).

Republican Senators who voted for or were sponsors SB 833 (No one on this list voted for HB 4054, legislation wasn’t voted on in state senate):

Baertschiger Jr., Herman (SD-2);
Boquist, Brain (SD-12);
Ferrioli, Ted (SD-30);
George, Larry (SD-13);
Hansell, Bill (SD-29), sponsor of SB 833;
Thomsen, Chuck (SD-26), sponsor of SB 833.

Democratic Representatives who voted for or were sponsors SB 833 and HB 4054 (Note: Only Bent Barton voted against HB 4054):

Bailey, Jules (HD-42);
Barker, Jeff (HD-28);
Barnhart, Phil (HD-11);
Barton, Brent (HD-40), voted against HB 4054;
Boone, Deborah (HD-32);
Buckley, Peter (HD-5), gave $500.00;
Clem, Brian (HD-21);
Dembrow, Michael (HD-45), no longer a state representative, now a senator (SD-23), gave $1,000.00;
Doherty, Margaret (HD-35);
Fagan, Shemia (HD-51);
Fredrick, Lew (HD-43);
Gallegos, Joe (HD-30);
Garrett, Chris (HD-38);
Gelser, Sara (HD-16);
Gomberg, David (HD-10);
Gorsek, Chris (HD-49);
Greenlick, Mitch (HD33);
Harker, Chris (HD-34), sponsor of SB 833, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs, gave $500.00;
Holvey, Paul (HD-8);
Hoyle, Val (HD-14);
Keny-Guyer, Alissa (HD-46), gave $1,000.00;
Komp, Betty (HD-22);
Kotek, Tina (HD-44), gave $5,000.00;
Matthews, Greg (HD-50);
McKeown, Caddy (HD-9);
Nathanson, Nancy (HD-13;
Read, Tobias (HD-27);
Reardon, Jeff (HD-48);
Tomei, Carolyn (HD-41);
Unger, Ben (HD-29);
Vega Pederson, Jessica (HD-47), sponsor of SB 833;
Williamson, Jennifer (HD-36);
Witt, Brad (HD-31).

Republican Representatives who voted for or were sponsors SB 833 (Note: Only Rep. Vic Gilliam voted for HB 4054):

Davis, John (HD-26);
Gilliam, Vic (HD-18), sponsor of SB 833 and voted for HB 4054, gave $2,000.00; Johnson, Mark (HD-52), sponsor of SB 833;
Jenson, Bob (HD-58);
Smith, Greg (HD-57).

Oregonians who are registered voters, here is a political fact of life for the preceding members of the Oregon State Legislature who voted for SB 833, a vote to give the undocumented driver’s cards, many will have to face the state’s voters in the relatively near future; all state representatives every two years and half of the state senators every four years.

Here are two important facts Oregon registered voters should share with their legislators who voted for SB 833 in 2013, who are also seeking reelection in 2014:

First, more than 70,973 of the state’s registered voters (many of them legislators’ constituents) signed the referendum 301 petition to stop SB 833 from becoming state law on January 1, 2014.

Second, the undocumented of this state are not the registered voters during the 2014 election cycle who will be voting to return legislators to office that voted for SB 833.

A call to action, Oregon’s registered voters who didn’t like their state senator or representative voting for SB 833 or HB 4054 should contact those legislators and tell them to reject any future support for these types of  legislation (See link below to look up who represents you in the Oregon State Legislature).

Find who represents me: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-search.html

Oregon State Senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/

Oregon State Representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/

Oregon voters should vote No on Ballot Measure 88 and replace the legislators who supported this anti public safety legislation (SB 833).

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

October 2, 2014 Lars: It has been an interesting first week in the month of October when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.

This week we once again put face to alien crime in the state for your radio listeners.

The news media reported on Friday, September 19th, that Francisco Aguirre, a Salvadoran national, ex-con drug trafficker alleged drunk driver who illegally reinterred the county took sanctuary in the Augustana Lutheran Church after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents failed to arrest Aguirre at the Clackamas County Jail or at his residence.

What follows is a list of issues of what is terribly wrong about ICE, the City of Portland and the Lutheran Church’s failure to properly deal with Francisco Aguirre:

First, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent’s failed to place an arrest warrant for Francisco Aguirre after he was arrested by local law enforcement for DUII and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.

A reminder, the Clackamas County Jail, in reaction to a federal lawsuit and a landmark federal court decision in April of this year against the jail, will no longer to hold foreign national criminals like Aguirre for ICE officials unless immigration officials place a warrant for the alien’s arrest.

Second, according to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents failed to have an arrest warrant for Francisco Aguirre, even after he was released from the jail, when agents attempted to pick him up at his home.

Third, the ICE agents, because of some obscure agency policy, would not enter the Augustana Lutheran Church to arrest the fugitive even when agents found out he had fled his home and taken sanctuary in the church to avoid arrest by immigration officials.

Enough of ICE’s missteps, let us look at the City of Portland officials failure in not doing a background check on who they gave money to run the notorious day labor center, the Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, where Francisco Aguirre, the now fugitive ex-con drug trafficker illegally in the county, was employed as the nonprofit’s coordinator, whatever that job title means.

For businesses or individuals who still use the day labor center, the criminal background of Aguirre, an illegal alien, should send an employment chill down their spines if they honestly consider the dangers inherent in hiring undocumented individuals at the day labor center and the hazard illegal aliens may pose to themselves or their customers.

A bit of history, in March of 2008, the Portland City Commissioners’ allocated $200,000.00 to set up the day labor center.

Now let us examine the misguided religious leadership of the Augustana Lutheran Church offering sanctuary to Francisco Aguirre.

Apparently Lutheran Pastor Mark Knutson is having a 1980’s flashback from the “Cold War” era in Central America when refugees and political dissidents from El Salvador’s civil war sought refuge in churches across the United States of America to avoid being deported to their war torn homeland.

Pastor Knutson apparently doesn’t have the common sense God gave the average citizen of this county to differentiate between a criminal illegal alien re-invader drug trafficker and a legitimate refugee or political dissident fleeing for their life from a brutal totalitarian government.

The misguided Lutheran pastor should not be exempted for reasons of his religious status from being arrested by federal law enforcement authorities for knowingly harboring an illegal alien.

Lars, the first week of October and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.

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Only persons legally present should drive in Oregon

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Measure 88: Only persons legally present should drive in Oregon (guest opinion)

By Guest Columnist The Oregonian Follow on Twitter
on September 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM, updatedSeptember 24, 2014 at 9:37 AM

By David Olen Cross

The action by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and the state Legislature on Senate Bill 833 last year granting some form of Oregon driver’s license, called a driver’s card, to foreign nationals illegally present in the state, passed in part under the pretense that the legislation was a matter of public safety.

But the law is disconnected from the reality of driving in our state, considering the previous dangers illegal immigrant drivers have posed to Oregonians.

In a series of annual reports required by an Oregon law (House Bill 3624) the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported the legal presence requirement in driver licensing brought about by the passage of Senate Bill 1080 in 2008 has not had a significant impact on the rate of unlicensed and uninsured driving.

Before the passage of legislation requiring that drivers show legal presence, the state did issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. But that didn’t seem to motivate them, in the name of public safety, to obtain automobile insurance or in some cases even have a valid driver’s license. Here are seven victims whose lives were extinguished violently and prematurely by those illegally present that chose to drive their motor vehicles impaired and recklessly.

Judyth Anne Cox, a 66-year-old wife and mother of two, was killed in Yamhill County on Dec. 3, 2007, by Mexican national Ignacio Merendon-Zerega. He had six prior DUIIs. Merendon-Zerega had no driver’s license or insurance.

Carma Colleen Smith, a 52-year-old wife and mother of seven, was killed in Yamhill County on May 11, 2008, (Mothers Day) by Mexican national Leonel Zurita-Loeza. He was on a diversion for a previous DUII at the time he killed Smith. Zurita-Loeza had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Justin Daniel Dougherty, a 23-year-old single father of one, was killed in Lane County on March 4, 2008, by Mexican national Eduardo Gutierrez-Duarte. He had a previous DUII in 2004. Gutierrez-Duarte had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Kay Blaser, a 26-year-old mother of one, was killed in Clackamas County on Oct. 12, 2008 by Mexican national Fernando Deanda-Moreno. He had no driver’s license or insurance.

Barbara Jean Bier, a 52-year-old wife and mother of seven, was killed in Polk County on Nov. 21, 2008, by Martin Martinez-Aguilar, who had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Albert Lloyd Rowland, a 53-year-old homeless man, was killed in Multnomah County on May 13, 2010, by Mexican national Alvaro Lugos-Ponce, who had no driver’s license or insurance.

John Zupan (founder of Zupan’s Markets), a 66-year-old father of two, was killed in Multnomah County on Aug. 30, 2011, by Mexican national Edy Porfirio Reynoso-Ramirez. He had no driver’s license or insurance.

The driver’s licenses of these illegal immigrants who possessed them have been revoked or suspended. But their criminal driving history may not prevent them from driving again in the state.

Problematic with SB833 is the law could allow some of these killers to use a Mexican matricula consular card to re-obtain a valid driver’s license or driver’s cad (Note: The DMV has no access to the driving histories of Mexican nationals from their home country).

If past history is any indicator, SB833 is a law that could once again open up Oregon’s roads to the slaughter of its citizens by foreign nationals illegally present in the state.

Oregon voters concerned about future public safety of the state’s roads can stop SB833 from becoming state law on Nov. 4, during the 2014 Oregon general election, by voting “no” on Measure 88.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com.

http://www.oregonlive.com/forest-grove/index.ssf/2014/09/measure_88_only_persons_legall.html

Members of law enforcement community oppose driver card measure

The Bulletin
Letter: Members of law enforcement community oppose driver card measure

By David O. Cross /

Published Sep 21, 2014 at 12:02AM

On Aug. 1, the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections Office assigned a title to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen’s veto referendum #301, Ballot Measure 88, to put before the state’s voters Senate Bill 833.

The passage of Ballot Measure 88 by the state’s voters during the upcoming Nov. 4 general election would require the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to grant to persons “who cannot prove legal presence in the United States” a special state-issued identification called a driver card.

In reaction to state driver card legislation, current and past members of county, local and federal law enforcement have stepped forward to oppose the ballot measure.

The Sheriffs of Oregon political action committee (SOO PAC), representing the political and public safety interests of the state’s 36 county sheriffs, has come out in opposition to the legislation with the following statement: “The Sheriffs of Oregon support the citizens veto referendum #301 to overturn SB 833. We urge a no vote.”

Tom Bergin, the current Clatsop County sheriff and past president of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, made these statements about the driver card legislation: “It is wrong to provide special driver’s licenses to people who cannot prove legal presence in the United States. For Oregon to do so, will only enhance the ability for criminal behavior, thus creating a larger risk to our citizens public safety. The Sheriffs of Oregon urge you to oppose this measure.”

Tim Mueller, recently retired sheriff of Linn County, made his thoughts known on driver cards: “Giving a person a driver’s license who is in this country illegally is flat out irresponsible and does nothing to protect the citizens of this state.”

Duane Fletchall, a retired Marion County sheriff’s sergeant, reacted this way to the undocumented being granted driver cards: “I am against Oregon Senate Bill 833, for two main reasons: the safety and tranquility of all (Oregon residents) and to protect our national security.”

Dave Driscoll, a retired Salem police officer, had strong words on whether those who could not prove legal presence in the state should be legally allowed to drive: “Fair and equal treatment under the law. This is just a way for a select group of people to avoid Oregon law. It will not increase traffic safety or lower the number of uninsured drivers in this state. If allowed to stand, Oregon could become a safe haven for criminals and terrorists.”

Moving beyond county and local law enforcement opposing Ballot Measure 88, opposition has arisen to driver cards for those not legally in the country from nationally recognized experts on federal immigration law enforcement.

Derek Hernandez, vice president of the Western Region National Border Patrol Council, the labor union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents, had this to say to Oregon voters on the granting of driver cards to foreign nationals illegally in the country: “You must oppose SB 833 in its entirety as this is a gateway to illegal citizenship and the benefits that one can receive from US citizenship.”

Michael W. Cutler, a retired senior special agent, formerly with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, expressed these thoughts on the possibility of SB 833 becoming an Oregon law: “Providing such documentation (driver privilege cards to illegal aliens) is wrong for a number of reasons beginning with national security and public safety. America’s immigration laws were enacted to achieve two primary goals, protect innocent lives and the jobs of American workers.”

Oregon voters should heed the wisdom of members of the law enforcement community across the state and nationally who have joined together with the citizens from Protect Oregon Driver Licenses to oppose driver cards for those “who cannot prove legal presence in the United States,” and vote no on Ballot Measure 88.

— David O. Cross writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He lives in Salem.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/2422308-151/letter-members-of-law-enforcement-community-oppose-driver?entryType=0

Law enforcement community opposes Ballot Measure 88

The Argus Observer
Law enforcement community opposes Ballot Measure 88

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:04 am

David Olen Cross Argus Observer |

On August 1st the Oregon Secretary of State’s Elections office assigned a title to the Protect Oregon Driver Licenses citizen’s veto referendum #301, Ballot Measure 88, to put before the state’s voters Senate Bill 833.

The passage of Ballot Measure 88 by the state’s voters during the upcoming November 4th, 2014 General Election would require the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to grant to persons “who cannot prove legal presence in the United States” a special state issued identification called a driver’s card.

In reaction to state driver cards’ legislation, current and past members of county and local law enforcement across the state have stepped forward to oppose the ballot measure.

The Sheriff’s of Oregon political action committee (SOO PAC), representing the political concerns of state’s county sheriffs, has come out in opposition to the legislation with the following statement: “The Sheriffs of Oregon support the citizens veto referendum #301 to overturn SB 833. We urge a NO vote.”

Tom Bergin, the current Clatsop County Sheriff and former President of the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, made these statements about the driver cards’ legislation: “It is wrong to provide special driver’s licenses to people who cannot prove legal presence in the United States. For Oregon to do so, will only enhance the ability for criminal behavior, thus creating a larger risk to our citizens public safety. The Sheriffs of Oregon urge you to oppose this measure.”

Tim Mueller, recently retired Sheriff of Linn County, made his thoughts known on driver cards: “Giving a person a driver’s license who is in this country illegally is flat out irresponsible and does nothing to protect the citizens of this state.”

Duane Fletchall, a retired Marion County Sheriff’s Sergeant, reacted this way to the undocumented being granted driver cards: “I am against Oregon Senate Bill 833, for two main reasons: the safety and tranquility of all (Oregon residents) and to protect our national security.”

Dave Driscoll, a retired Salem Police officer, had strong words on whether those who could not prove legal presence in the state should be legally allowed to drive: “Fair, and equal treatment under the law.

This is just a way for a select group of people to avoid Oregon law. It will not increase traffic safety or lower the number of uninsured drivers in this state. If allowed to stand Oregon could become a safe haven for criminals and terrorists.”

Oregon voters should heed the wisdom of members of the law enforcement community across the state who have joined together with the citizens from Protect Oregon Driver Licenses to oppose driver cards for those “who cannot prove legal presence in the United States,” and vote “No” on Ballot Measure 88.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com.

http://www.argusobserver.com/opinion/law-enforcement-community-opposes-ballot-measure/article_815b5600-3f4d-11e4-bf03-73ac5e2acac6.html

Illegal immigration affects Oregon

Herald and News 
empowering the community

Illegal immigration affects Oregon

■ Crime committed by foreigners lessens the safety of residents Posted: Sunday,

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

By DAVID OLEN CROSS H&N Guest Writer Herald and News

The current ongoing immigration surge, call it an invasion, across the United States of America’s border with Mexico by persons who have illegally entered the country is really old news revisited to those who have been victimized by foreign national criminals in Oregon.

An unpublished July 1, 2014 report from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated there were 1,099 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system.

Criminal aliens made up approximately 7.5 percent of the DOC’s July 1 prison population.

All 1,099 DOC criminal aliens had U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, detainers.

A detainer placed on a prisoner is an indicator that the department believes he or she may be a deportable alien.

According to the DOC’s July numbers, 28 of the 36 counties in the state (77.8 percent) had been affected by at least one alien crime that resulted in a foreign national being sent to prison.

(See list “Counties” for where the crimes were committed.)

The types of crimes, the level of violence, being committed by aliens who have illegally entered the country against the state’s residents are the type of crimes one might read about in an international newspaper or view on a television news program covering Mexico or third-world counties located in Central and South America or the Caribbean.

(See accompanying chart and list “Countries of origin.”)

Criminal aliens incarcerated in the Oregon prison system by numbers per county, by types of crime or even by countries of origin, reveal only three elements of how foreign national crime has affected and victimized the residents of this state.

Another element of foreign national crime that has affected the residents of this state is the cost to incarcerate criminal aliens in the state’s prisons; 1,099 alien prisoners cost the state’s taxpayers $34.9 million per year.

Unfortunately for Oregonians, this seemingly unchecked wave of foreign national crime and violence has gone on in the state under watch of recalcitrant Washington, D.C. politicians like Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden along with Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Kurt Schrader, Peter DeFazio and Greg Walden; politicians whose political parties during their elected tenure in office at one time controlled all three elected branches of government (The Presidency, The Senate and The House of Representatives).

These congressional representatives have done nothing legislatively that has been passed and signed into law by President Barack Obama to stop the invasion of criminal aliens preying on the residents of this state.

With leadership comes responsibility, they as a collective group of lawmakers, it would be fair to say, have the blood of those victimized by alien criminals on their hands.

Oregon’s registered voters during Oregon’s Nov. 4, 2014 election will have a chance to replace six of the seven politicians who have failed to protect citizens and resident aliens from the invasion of foreign national criminals, only Sen.Wyden is immune from the voters’ wrath during this election cycle.

Along with the possibility of replacing their congressional representation, voters in the state also will have the unique opportunity in the fall to show their members of Congress leadership on immigration legislation by voting “no” on Measure 88; legislation that would grant Driver Cards for those who cannot prove legal presence in the United States; legislation if it were to pass that could send a new wave of foreign national criminals into the state.

Crimes committed by those who have entered the state of Oregon illegally

http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/illegal-immigration-affects-oregon/article_69c09ad6-3b9d-11e4-8df2-0fc93374cfe2.html?mode=image&photo=0

The author David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime and is writing in opposition to Ballot Measure 88. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com.

Countries of origin
Focusing on the Americas and Caribbean, 976 of the 1,099 criminal aliens (88.9 percent) in the DOC prison system self-declared their citizenship from the following nations:

■ 884 Mexico, 80.4%
■ 34 Guatemala, 3.1%
■ 15 El Salvador, 1.4%
■ 11 Honduras, 1.0%
■ 11 Cuba, 1.0%
■ 5 Canada, 0.4%
■ 3 Ecuador, 0.3%
■ 3 Peru, 0.3%
■ 2 Costa Rica, 0.2%
■ 2 Jamaica, 0.2%
■ 2 Nicaragua, 0.2%
■ 1 Argentina, 1 Belize, 1 Brazil and 1 Panama, (Combined: 0.4 percent of prisoners)

[One hundred twenty-three criminal aliens were sent to state’s prisons from various other counties around the world, 11.2 percent of the alien prisoners.]

Oregon counties involved
This is a list of 15 Oregon counties whose County Circuit Courts adjudicated cases that sent the most criminal aliens (95.2 percent) to serve time in Oregon prisons.

■ 267 Multnomah, 24.3%
■ 264 Marion, 24.%
■ 186 Washington, 16.9%
■ 76 Clackamas, 6.9%
■ 57 Lane, 5.2%
■ 49 Jackson, 4.5%
■ 29 Yamhill, 2.6%
■ 26 Linn, 2.4%
■ 18 Deschutes, 1.6%
■ 17 Umatilla, 1.5%
■ 16 Polk, 1.4%
■ 14 Benton, 1.3%
■ 12 Malheur, 1.1%
■ 9 Lincoln, 0.8%
■ 8 Klamath, 0.7% Oregon’s remaining 11 counties sent 51 foreign nationals to prison, 4.6 percent of alien prisoners.

http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/illegal-immigration-affects-oregon/article_69c09ad6-3b9d-11e4-8df2-0fc93374cfe2.html