Should Portland be a sanctuary city? No.

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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/

 

Don’t ignore statistics on nationality of criminals

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IN MY VIEW

Letter: Don’t ignore statistics on nationality of criminals

By David Olen Cross

Published Dec 27, 2016 at 12:02AM

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

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

For example, information on foreign national crime has been 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.

Here is what a search of the U.S. BOP website reveals on the number and percentage of criminals living in the country illegally in federal prisons on Oct. 29 (the most recent crime numbers available).

Inmate citizenship:

• Mexico: 27,815 inmates, 14.6 percent.

• Colombia: 1,702 inmates, 0.9 percent.

• Dominican Republic: 1,685 inmates, 0.9 percent.

• Cuba: 1,228 inmates, 0.6 percent.

• Other/unknown countries: 9,516 inmates, 5 percent

• United States: 149,194 inmates, 78.1 percent

• Total inmates: 191,140

Putting these preceding inmate numbers and percentages into words:

On Oct. 29, there were 41,946 inmates in the country illegally in the BOP prison system. They were 21.9 percent of the federal prison population; more than 2 in every 10 prisoners were in the country illegally.

The 27,815 Mexican nationals in the BOP prison system were a staggering 66.3 percent, almost two-thirds, of those in the country illegally in federal prisons.

An interesting fact, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses.

A significant fact, one of the top five offenses, the reason BOP inmates were incarcerated in federal prisons, was for immigration crimes. There were 15,580 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.7 percent of the federal prison population.

Although data are less readily available, any mainstream news source can contact a state senator or representative in the Oregon Legislature representing the news sources’ state senate or house district and find out the number of foreign nationals in the Oregon Department of Corrections prison system.

On Nov. 1, 964 people in the country illegally were incarcerated in DOC prisons. They were 6.55 percent of inmates in the state’s 14 prisons. At 778 inmates, Mexican nationals were 80.71 percent of those illegally in the country in DOC prisons. The four Canadian nationals were 0.41 percent of criminals in the country illegally in DOC prisons.

The fourth estate, defined as “the public press,” needs to exercise due diligence in reporting on foreign national crime so governmental officials responsible for law enforcement at a national, state and local level will 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 lives in Salem.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/opinion/4933144-151/letter-dont-ignore-statistics-on-nationality-of-criminals
 

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report November 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report November 2016

December 20, 2016

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) November 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,731 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on November 1st there were 964 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, 6.54 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 964 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 November 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
November 1, 2016 14,731 13,767 964 6.54%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on November 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 233 24.17%
Multnomah 210 21.78%
Washington 188 19.50%
Clackamas 76 7.88%
Lane 49 5.08%
Jackson 35 3.63%
Umatilla 22 2.28%
Yamhill 22 2.28%
Linn 16 1.66%
Polk 14 1.45%
Benton 13 1.35%
Klamath 13 1.35%
Malheur 12 1.24%
Deschutes 10 1.04%
Lincoln 7 0.73%
Jefferson 6 0.62%
Clatsop 5 0.52%
Coos 5 0.52%
Josephine 5 0.52%
Douglas 4 0.41%
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 964 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 964 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 188 19.50%
Rape 172 17.84%
Homicide 136 14.11%
Drugs 113 11.72%
Sodomy 94 9.75%
Assault 79 8.20%
Robbery 54 5.60%
Kidnapping 25 2.59%
Theft 23 2.39%
Burglary 17 1.76%
Driving Offense 9 0.93%
Vehicle Theft 5 0.52%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 49 5.08%
Total 964 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from November 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 1,777 1,589 188 10.58%
Rape 976 804 172 17.62%
Homicide 1,673 1,537 136 8.13%
Drugs 916 803 113 12.34%
Sodomy 1,032 938 94 9.11%
Assault 1,953 1,874 79 4.05%
Robbery 1,544 1,490 54 3.50%
Kidnapping 292 267 25 8.56%
Burglary 1,335 1,312 23 1.72%
Theft 1,142 1,125 17 1.49%
Driving Offense 248 239 9 3.63%
Vehicle Theft 450 445 5 1.11%
Arson 78 78 0 0.00%
Forgery 39 39 0 0.00%
Escape 38 38 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,238 1,189 49 3.96%
Total 14,731 13,767 964

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 964 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on November 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 778 80.71%
Guatemala 19 1.97%
Cuba 15 1.56%
El Salvador 14 1.45%
Vietnam 12 1.24%
Honduras 11 1.14%
Ukraine 10 1.04%
Russia 9 0.93%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.62%
Cambodia 4 0.41%
Canada 4 0.41%
Laos 4 0.41%
Philippines 4 0.41%
Other Countries 74 7.68%
Total 964 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 November 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 964 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($91,146.20) per day, ($638,023.40) per week, and ($33,268,363.00) 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 964 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,480,288.00).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 964 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 November 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201611.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated November 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

Criminal aliens 21.9 percent of federal prisoners

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Criminal aliens 21.9 percent of federal prisoners

By DAVID OLEN CROSS Guest Writer

Dec 18, 2016

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

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

For example, information on foreign national crime has been 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.

Here is what a search of the U.S. BOP website reveals on the number and percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons on Oct. 29, 2016 (The most recent crime numbers available.).

Inmate Citizenship:

▪ México 27,815 inmates, 14.6 percent;

▪ Columbia 1,702 inmates, 0.9 percent;

▪ Dominican Republic 1,685 inmates, 0.9 percent;

▪ Cuba 1,228 inmates, 0.6 percent;

▪ Other / unknown countries 9,516 inmates, 5.0 percent;

▪ United States 149,194 inmates, 78.1 percent;

▪ Total Inmates 191,140 inmates.

Putting these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages into words:

On Oct. 29, there were 41,946 criminal alien inmates in the prison system. Alien inmates were 21.9 percent of the federal prison population; more than two in every 10 prisoners were criminal aliens.

The 27,815 Mexican nationals in the prison system were a staggering 66.3 percent, almost two thirds, of the criminal aliens in federal prisons.

An interesting fact, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. A significant fact, one of the top five offenses, the reason BOP inmates were incarcerated in federal prisons, was for immigration crimes. There were 15,580 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 8.7 percent of the federal prison population.

The Fourth Estate, defined as “the public press,” needs to exercise due diligence in reporting on foreign national crime so that elected and nonelected governmental officials responsible for law enforcement at a national, state and local level will 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.

http://www.heraldandnews.com/members/forum/guest_commentary/criminal-aliens-percent-of-federal-prisoners/article_97e1045b-c9cd-5668-8f45-539935339d07.html
 

Tracking crime by immigrants

   ALBANY
Democrat-Herald

Mailbag

Letter: Tracking crime by immigrants

Updated Dec 17, 2016

One of the detrimental impacts of having a significant foreign national population residing in the United States, be they present legally or illegally, is crime.

The scope and impact of foreign national crime on U.S. citizens and residents is going almost unreported in mainstream news sources.

For example, information on foreign national crime is readily available to any news source by simply doing a search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Searching the website reveals the number and percentage of criminal aliens in federal prisons on Oct. 29, 2016: México 27,815 inmates, 14.6 percent; Columbia 1,702 inmates, 0.9 percent; Dominican Republic 1,685 inmates, 0.9 percent; Cuba 1,228 inmates, 0.6 percent; aliens from other or unknown countries 9,516 inmates, 5.0 percent.

Totaling up the numbers, the 41,946 criminal alien inmates were 21.9 percent of the federal prison population.

The 27,815 Mexican nationals were a staggering 66.3 percent of the criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down its inmate population into 13 types of offenses. Immigration crimes were one of the top five offenses. The 15,580 inmates incarcerated for immigration crimes were 8.7 percent of the federal prison population.

The press needs to exercise due diligence in reporting on foreign national crime so that governmental officials responsible for law enforcement will be held accountable in enforcing laws written to protect U.S. citizens and residents from criminal aliens who have continue to invade our country.

David Olen Cross

Salem (Dec. 5)

http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letter-tracking-crime-by-immigrants/article_9a8c727b-4e2a-52ed-ab9b-d1645cb17659.html

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

December 15, 2016

Lars:

It has been an interesting third full week in the month of December when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest.

This week we take a look at for your radio listeners an illegal alien who murdered two residents of the State of Washington.

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez (Offender ID: 51765), age 26 (Date of Birth: 05/19/1990), received two life sentences for aggravated first degree murder convictions in the State of Washington in a Franklin County Superior Court room for the shooting deaths of Maria Guadalupe Cruz-Calvillo, age 18, and her son Luis Lopez-Cruz, age 3.

Some background information: The murders of the young mother and her child occurred in early July of 2015.

Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez knew his shooting victims and after shooting them he set the car they were in on fire.

The heinousness of the crimes against the young woman and her child really becomes apparent after reading what a local news source reported on what Dan Blasdel, Franklin County coroner had to say about the crime against the three year old boy: “Luis was likely still alive when the car went up in flames.”

According to the Franklin County Corrections December 1, 2016 Daily in Custody Report, Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez had an ICE hold placed on him since the time of his arrest on July 3, 2015.

A local news source indicated that Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez was previously deported in 2014.

Moreover, the news source indicated that Fragos-Ramirez had previous convictions for DUI and driving while suspended.

Wanting confirmation on the actual immigration status of Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez, I contacted via e-mail on December 1, 2016 Northwest Immigration and Customs (ICE) Spokesperson Rose M. Richeson.

Here is what ICE Spokesperson Richeson had to say on December 8, 2016 via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Fragos-Ramirez :

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is focused on apprehending and removing convicted criminals, gang members, and individuals who pose a threat to public safety. As a previously deported foreign national with multiple felony convictions, Mr. Fragoso-Ramirez clearly falls within the agency’s immigration enforcement priorities as detailed in the memorandum available for review at this link. If or when he is ever released from prison, ICE will seek to reinstate his prior removal order. Mr. Fragoso-Ramirez was removed from the United States to Mexico on three separate occasions in 2013 and 2014.” – Rose M. Richeson.

On the same day, December 8th, I contacted via e-mail ICE Spokesperson Rose M. Richeson seeking clarification on the number of times Fragos-Ramirez had been removed from the country in 2013 and 2014.

Here is what ICE Spokesperson Richeson had to say on December 8, 2016 via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Fragos-Ramirez :

“. . . he was deported once in 2013 and twice in 2014.” – Rose M. Richeson.

Putting the preceding information together, felonious criminal illegal alien Prudencio Juan Fragos-Ramirez, now a convicted and sentenced double murderer, was removed from the United States three times and on the fourth time of his illegal entrance and presence in the country he would kill an 18 year young mother and her 3 year old child in early July of 2015.

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

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