Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2017

February 20, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,617 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 953 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.52 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 953 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

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 them with ICE detainers incarcerated on January 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
January 1, 2017 14,617 13,664 953 6.52

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 17.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Marion 232 24.34%
Multnomah 201 21.09%
Washington 187 19.62%
Clackamas 76 7.97%
Lane 50 5.25%
Jackson 35 3.67%
Yamhill 22 2.31%
Umatilla 21 2.20%
Linn 16 1.68%
Klamath 14 1.47%
Polk 14 1.47%
Benton 13 1.36%
Malheur 11 1.15%
Deschutes 10 1.05%
Lincoln 8 0.84%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Clatsop 5 0.52%
Coos 5 0.52%
Josephine 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Douglas 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Morrow 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Columbia 1 0.10%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
OOS 1 0.10%
Sherman 1 0.10%
Baker 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 953 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 17.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 953 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 185 19.41%
Rape 170 17.84%
Homicide 136 14.27%
Drugs 112 11.75%
Sodomy 93 9.76%
Assault 75 7.87%
Robbery 54 5.67%
Kidnapping 26 2.73%
Theft 21 2.20%
Burglary 20 2.10%
Driving Offense 9 0.94%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.42%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 48 5.04%
Total 953 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 17.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 1,764 1,579 185 10.49%
Rape 974 804 170 17.45%
Homicide 1,672 1,536 136 8.13%
Drugs 889 777 112 12.60%
Sodomy 1,020 927 93 9.12%
Assault 1,973 1,898 75 3.80%
Robbery 1,528 1,474 54 3.53%
Kidnapping 287 261 26 9.06%
Burglary 1,314 1,293 21 1.60%
Theft 1,132 1,112 20 1.77%
Driving Offense 241 232 9 3.73%
Vehicle Theft 456 452 4 0.88%
Arson 73 73 0 0.00%
Forgery 45 45 0 0.00%
Escape 39 39 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,210 1,162 48 3.97%
Total 14,617 13,664 953  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 953 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on January 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 768 80.59%
Guatemala 20 2.10%
El Salvador 14 1.47%
Cuba 13 1.36%
Vietnam 13 1.36%
Honduras 11 1.15%
Ukraine 10 1.05%
Russia 9 0.94%
Federated States of Micronesia 7 0.73%
Cambodia 4 0.42%
Laos 4 0.42%
Marshall Islands 4 0.42%
Philippines 4 0.42%
Canada 3 0.31%
Other Countries 69 7.24%
Total 953 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 17.

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 ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 953 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,106.15) per day, ($630,743.05) per week, and ($32,888,744.75) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,788,075.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2017, the cost to incarcerate 953 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,100,669.75).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 953 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile January 1, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201701.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated January 1, 2017.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, January1, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2017 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY2016-SCAAP-Award-C.PDF
 

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

February 9, 2017

Lars:

It has been an interesting first full week in the month of February when it comes to criminal aliens here in the Pacific Northwest part of the United States of America.

This week we put another face to alien crime for your radio listeners — criminal aliens who possess illicit drugs.

Wednesday, February 1st I noticed a newspaper public safety report that Hermiston Police had arrested Hector Alejandro Ortiz-Guizar (VINE ID: 412082), age 28, (Date of Birth: 07/07/1988) for one count unlawful possession of methamphetamine and a felony immigration detainer warrant.

So I checked to see if Hector Alejandro Ortiz-Guizar was incarcerated at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon. He was not incarcerated at the jail.

On the same day, February 1st, I contacted the Northwest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokesperson Virginia C. Kice to find out the immigration status of Hector Alejandro Ortiz-Guizar.

Five days later, on Monday, February 6th ICE Spokesperson Kice shared the following information:

“Cleared Statement on Meth Trafficking Defendant . . .

Mr. Ortiz was transferred to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody Jan. 31 following his release by local authorities. Relevant databases indicate Mr. Ortiz, who was never lawfully admitted to the U.S., hasn’t been previously encountered by authorities with the Department of Homeland Security. Nor has Mr. Ortiz ever served time in federal prison. He remains in ICE detention at this time while his deportation case undergoes review by the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the Department of Justice agency which administers the nation’s immigration courts.” – Virginia C. Kice

The translation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesperson’s statement: Illegal alien Hector Alejandro Ortiz-Guizar, Meth Trafficking Defendant, is currently being detained by ICE while his deportation case undergoes review; he will eventually make an appearance in a federal immigration court.

Lars, the first full week in the month of February and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 radio listeners.

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Foreign nationals a drain on federal prisons

East Oregonian

Opinions > Letters to the Editor

Letter: Foreign nationals a drain on federal prisons

Published on January 31, 2017 3:09PM

One of the negative impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they legally or illegally present in the country, continues to be crime.

The scope and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country continues to go almost unreported by mainstream news sources online, on television or in hard-copy newspapers.

Information on foreign national crime is readily available to any mainstream news source that has the ability to do a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

A search of the bureau website reveals the number and percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons on Dec. 24, 2016.

There were 41,216 criminal alien inmates in the prison system. Alien inmates were 21.8 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every ten prisoners were criminal aliens.

With 27,085 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the prison system, 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 were incarcerated in federal prisons, was for immigration crimes. There were 15,073 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.5 percent of the federal prison population.

The mainstream media’s ongoing failure to exercise its due diligence in reporting on foreign national crime means that elected and non-elected governmental officials responsible for law enforcement at a national, state and local level will not be held accountable in enforcing laws written to protect U.S. citizens and residents from criminal aliens that have and continue to invade our country.

David Olen Cross

Salem

http://www.eastoregonian.com/eo/letters/20170131/letter-foreign-nationals-a-drain-on-federal-prisons
 

 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2016

January 26, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,717 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 957 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.50 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 957 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

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 them with ICE detainers incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
December 1, 2016 14,717 13,760 957 6.50

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 December 16.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Marion 227 23.72%
Multnomah 206 21.53%
Washington 189 19.75%
Clackamas 75 7.84%
Lane 50 5.22%
Jackson 36 3.76%
Yamhill 22 2.30%
Umatilla 21 2.19%
Linn 16 1.67%
Polk 15 1.57%
Klamath 14 1.46%
Benton 13 1.36%
Malheur 12 1.25%
Deschutes 10 1.04%
Lincoln 8 0.84%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Clatsop 5 0.52%
Coos 5 0.52%
Douglas 4 0.42%
Josephine 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Morrow 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Columbia 1 0.10%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
OOS 1 0.10%
Baker 0 0.00%
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 957 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 16.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 957 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 184 19.23%
Rape 171 17.87%
Homicide 136 14.21%
Drugs 113 11.81%
Sodomy 94 9.82%
Assault 78 8.15%
Robbery 54 5.64%
Kidnapping 25 2.61%
Theft 23 2.40%
Burglary 20 2.09%
Driving Offense 9 0.94%
Vehicle Theft 5 0.52%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 45 4.70%
Total 957 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 16.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from December 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 Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 1,771 1,587 184 10.39%
Rape 977 806 171 17.50%
Homicide 1,672 1,536 136 8.13%
Drugs 900 787 113 12.56%
Sodomy 1,026 932 94 9.16%
Assault 1,965 1,887 78 3.97%
Robbery 1,536 1.482 54 3.52%
Kidnapping 289 264 25 8.65%
Burglary 1,333 1,310 23 1.73%
Theft 1,142 1,122 20 1.75%
Driving Offense 251 242 9 3.59%
Vehicle Theft 447 442 5 1.12%
Arson 75 75 0 0.00%
Forgery 43 43 0 0.00%
Escape 39 39 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,251 1,206 45 3.60%
Total 14,717 13,760 957

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 December 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 957 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 767 80.15%
Guatemala 19 1.99%
Cuba 15 1.57%
El Salvador 14 1.46%
Vietnam 13 1.36%
Honduras 12 1.25%
Ukraine 10 1.04%
Russia 9 0.94%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.63%
Cambodia 4 0.42%
Canada 4 0.42%
Laos 4 0.42%
Marshall Islands 4 0.42%
Philippines 4 0.42%
Other Countries 72 7.52%
Total 957 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 16.

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 ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 957 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,484.35) per day, ($633,390.45) per week, and ($33,026,787.75) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,788,075.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2017, the cost to incarcerate 957 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,238,712.75).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 957 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile December 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201612.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated December 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2016 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY2016-SCAAP-Award-C.PDF

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in December 2016

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Aliens in December 2016

January 23, 2017

By David Olen Cross

One of the negative impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they legally or illegally present in the country, continues to be crime.

The scope and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country continues to go almost unreported by mainstream news sources online, on television or in hardcopy newspapers.

Here is an example of the mainstream media underreporting of foreign national crime.

Information on foreign national crime is readily available to any mainstream news source that has the ability to do a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

A search of the U.S. BOP website reveals on the number and percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons on December 24, 2016 (The most recent crime numbers available.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– México 27,085 inmates, 14.3 percent;
– Columbia 1,694 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Dominican Republic 1,644 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Cuba 1,244 inmates, 0.7 percent;
– Other / unknown countries 9,549 inmates, 5.1 percent;
– United States 147,976 inmates, 78.2 percent;

Total Inmates 189,192 inmates.

To clarify what these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages mean, I will put them into words:

On December 24th there were 41,216 criminal alien inmates in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 21.8 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every ten prisoners were criminal aliens.

With 27,085 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 65.7 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 BOP inmates were incarcerated in federal prisons, was for immigration crimes. There were 15,073 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.5 percent of the federal prison population.

The mainstream media’s ongoing failure to exercise its due diligence in reporting on foreign national crime means that elected and nonelected governmental officials responsible for law enforcement at a national, state and local level will not be held accountable in enforcing laws written to protect U.S. citizens and residents from criminal aliens that have and continue to invade our country.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/

Should Portland be a sanctuary city? No.

PortlandTribune

Letters:

Created on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 |

Should Portland be a sanctuary city? No.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declaring the city will continue to be a sanctuary to foreign nationals illegally in the country (undocumented immigrants) is promoting a culture of corruption that has historically resulted in the residents of the city being plagued by foreign national crime.

On Nov. 1, 2016, an Oregon Department of Corrections report exposed that Multnomah County was No. 2 in foreign national crime with 210 — 21.8 percent — of the state’s 964 criminal undocumented immigrants incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Here is the DOC numerical breakdown of the 12 types of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants against Multnomah County residents: 35 rapes; 34 sex abuses; 33 assaults; 26 homicides; 24 robberies; 23 drug offenses; 11 sodomies; 10 burglaries; seven driving offenses; three kidnappings; two vehicle thefts; one theft; and one other type or a combination of the preceding crimes.

All 964 criminal undocumented immigrants previously mentioned in the DOC prison system had U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainers placed on them.

Important facts: The recidivism rate for DOC prisoners is 24.4 percent. Eventually most of these criminal undocumented immigrants will be released from prison. Some of them will return to Portland even if ICE officials remove them from the country.

So Mayor Wheeler, to be responsible and accountable to the public safety of the residents of Portland, should reject any ideas about declaring Portland a sanctuary city and not fully cooperating with ICE officials, because undocumented immigrants, far too many of them criminals, should be removed from the United States by federal immigration officials.

David Olen Cross

Salem

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/10-opinion/339492-218725-letters-hales-wrong-about-police-shootings

Should Portland, Oregon be a sanctuary city? No!

Should Portland, Oregon be a sanctuary city? No!

December 31, 2016

By David Olen Cross

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declaring the city will continue being a sanctuary to foreign national’s illegal in the country (illegal immigrants) is promoting a cultural of corruption that has historically resulted in the residents of the city being plagued by foreign national crime.

On November 1, 2016 an Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) report exposed that Multnomah County was number two in foreign national crime with 210 — 21.8 percent — of the 964 criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

Here is the DOC numerical breakdown of the 12 types of crimes committed by criminal aliens against Multnomah County residents: 35 rapes; 34 sex abuses; 33 assaults; 26 homicides; 24 robberies; 23 drug offenses; 11 sodomies; 10 burglaries; seven driving offenses; three kidnappings; two vehicle thefts; one theft; and one other type or a combination of the preceding crimes.

All 964 criminal aliens previously mentioned in the DOC prison system had U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) detainers placed on them.

Important facts: The recidivism rate for DOC prisoners is 24.4 percent. Eventually most of these criminal aliens will be released from prison. Some of these criminal aliens will return to Portland even if ICE officials remove them from the country.

So Mayor Wheeler to be responsible and accountable to the public safety of the residents of Portland should reject any ideas about declaring Portland a sanctuary city and not fully cooperating with ICE officials because illegal immigrants, far too many of them criminal aliens, should be removed from the United States by federal immigration officials.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. As a volunteer, Mr. Cross also does crime research, numbers and statistics, on criminal aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison system for Oregon State Senator Kim Thatcher (SD-13). He is a weekly guest on the Lars Larson Northwest Show. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/