Measure 88 election results in Multnomah County

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Measure 88 election results in Multnomah County
By docfnc OregonLive.com on February 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM, updated February 10, 2015 at 8:27 PM

By David Olen Cross

The dramatic defeat of Ballot Measure 88 (formerly Senate Bill 833) in the November 4, 2014 Oregon General Election in 35 of the state’s 36 counties showed how disconnected from voters many members of the state legislature were in their effort to legitimize in some way the presence of foreign nationals illegally in the state (illegal immigrants).

A reminder, Measure 88 was legislation that would have required the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue driver cards, a state issued photo identity, to illegal immigrants.

Statewide 983,576 Oregon voters (66 percent) rejected Measure 88.

Media sources reported Measure 88, a statewide referendum, was passed by voters in only Multnomah County.

In Multnomah County 162,565 voters (55.41 percent) were for and 130,823 voters (44.59 percent) were against Measure 88.

To the less informed, statewide referendums are not decided on a county by county vote; even in Oregon elections referenda are still decided by individual voters — one man / one woman — one vote.

Most media reporting lacked in any real detail on how voters in Multnomah County actually voted on Measure 88.

A historically reminder, it was members of the Oregon State Legislature who passed Senate Bill 833 in 2013, many of them senators or representatives whose legislative districts represented portions or parts of Multnomah County.

Getting to the point, Measure 88 didn’t pass in every senate or house district of legislators representing parts of portions of Multnomah County who supported this now resoundingly rejected legislation.

Let us dissect the elections results of Measure 88 (M88) in the senate districts (SD##) and house districts (HD##) directly connected to Multnomah County that voted for or against Senate Bill 833 (SB 833).

Here are the state senators (Sen.) currently elected to office who voted for SB 833 (Note: Sen. Betsy Johnson (SD-16) was excused from the vote on SB 833 in 2013):

1. Sen. Mark Hass (SD-14) — represents a small portion of Multnomah (Multnomah) and part of one other county. Hass voted for SB833. Of the 1,110 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-14 on M88, 618 voters (55.67 percent) were for and 492 voters (44.32 percent) were against the legislation.

2. Sen. Betsy Johnson (SD-16) — represents a small portion of Multnomah and parts or the entirety of five other counties. Johnson was excused from the vote on SB 833. Of the 2,762 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-16 on M88, 1,299 voters (47.03 percent) were for and 1,463 voters (52.97 percent) were against the legislation.

3. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (SD-17) — represents a portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Steiner Hayward voted for SB833. Of the 9,293 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-17 on M88, 5,823 voters (62.66 percent) were for and 3,470 voters (37.34 percent) were against the legislation.

4. Sen. Ginny Burdick (SD-18) — represents a portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Burdick voted for SB833. Of the 33,811 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-18 on M88, 21,052 voters (62.26 percent) were for and 12,759 voters (37.74 percent) were against the legislation.

5. Sen. Richard Devlin (SD-19) — represents a portion of Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Devlin voted for SB833. Of the 14,894 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-19 on M88, 8,793 voters (59.04 percent) were for and 6,101 voters (40.96 percent) were against the legislation.

6. Sen. Diane Rosenbaum (SD-21) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Rosenbaum voted for SB833. Of the 44,684 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-21 on M88, 32,036 voters (71.69 percent) were for and 12,648 voters (28.30 percent) were against the legislation.

7. Sen. Chip Shields (SD-22) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Shields, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 55,608 votes cast in the district on M88, 37,374 voters (67.21 percent) were for and 18,234 voters (32.79 percent) were against the legislation.

8. Sen. Michael Dembrow (SD-23) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Dembrow voted for SB833 when he was a state representative. Of the 54,838 votes cast in SD-23 on M88, 32,909 voters (60.01 percent) were for and 21,929 voters (39.99 percent) were against the legislation.

9. Sen. Rod Monroe (SD-24) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Monroe voted for SB833. Of the 26,039 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-24 on M88, 9,319 voters (35.79 percent) were for and 16,720 voters (64.21 percent) were against the legislation.

10. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Monnes Anderson voted for SB833. Of the 36,288 votes cast in SD-25 on M88, 9,451 voters (26.04 percent) were for and 26,837 voters (73.95 percent) were against the legislation.

11. Sen. Chuck Thomsen (SD-26) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts or the entirety of two other counties. Thomsen, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 14,031 votes cast in the Multnomah part of SD-26 on M88, 3,891 voters (27.73 percent) were for and 10,140 voters (72.27 percent) were against the legislation.

In Multnomah County, Measure 88 was rejected by voters in four of the eleven state senate districts that represent parts or portions of the county in the state legislature.

Obviously three of the preceding Senators, Rod Monroe (SD-24), Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) and Chuck Thomsen (SD-26), misrepresented their constituents in supporting and voting for SB 833.

Here are the state representatives (Rep.) currently elected to office who voted for SB 833 (Note: Five Rep. on this list Ann Lininger (HD-38), Kathleen Taylor (HD-41), Rob Nosse (HD-42), Barbara Smith Warner (HD-45) and Carla C. Piluso (HD-50) were not appointed or elected to office at the time SB 833 was voted on in the state legislature in 2013. These current representatives’ names were included on the following list to inform them and constituent voters of the election results on M88 in the legislators’ individual house districts. Their predecessors’ representing these same five house districts, former state representatives Chris Garrett (HD-38); Carolyn Tomei (HD-41), Jules Bailey (HD-42), Michael Dembrow (HD-45) and Greg Matthews (HD-50), all voted for SB 833):

1. Rep. Tobias Read (HD-27) — represents a small portion of Multnomah and part of one other county. Read voted for SB833. Of the 1,110 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-27 on M88, 618 voters (55.67 percent) were for and 492 voters (44.32 percent) were against the legislation.

2. Rep. Brad Witt (HD-31) — represents a portion Multnomah and two other counties. Witt voted for SB833. Of the 2,762 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-31on M88, 1,299 voters (47.03 percent) were for and 1,463 voters (52.97 percent) were against the legislation.

3. Rep. Mitch Greenlick (HD-33) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Greenlick voted for SB833. Of the 9,293 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-35 on M88, 5,823 voters (62.66 percent) were for and 3,470 voters (37.34 percent) were against the legislation.

4. Rep. Rep. Margaret Doherty (HD-35) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Doherty voted for SB833. Of the 4,361 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-35 on M88, 2,380 voters (54.57 percent) were for and 1,981 voters (45.42 percent) were against the legislation.

5. Rep. Jennifer Williamson (HD-36) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Williamson voted for SB833. Of the 29,450 votes cast in HD-36 on M88, 18,672 voters (63.40 percent) were for and 10,778 voters (36.60 percent) were against the legislation.

6. Rep. Ann Lininger (HD-38) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Lininger did not vote on SB 833. Of the 14,924 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-38 on M88, 8,793 voters (58.92 percent) were for and 6,131 voters (41.08 percent) were against the legislation.

7. Rep. Kathleen Taylor (HD-41) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Taylor did not vote on SB 833. Of the 12,417 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-41 on M88, 7,975 voters (64.23 percent) were for and 4,442 voters (35.77 percent) were against the legislation.

8. Rep. Rob Nosse (HD-42) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Nosse did not vote on SB 833. Of the 32,285 votes cast in HD-42 on M88, 24,061 voters (74.53 percent) were for and 8,224 voters (25.47 percent) were against the legislation.

9. Rep. Lew Fredrick (HD-43) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Fredrick voted for SB833. Of the 30,892 votes cast in HD-43 on M88, 22,575 voters (73.08 percent) were for and 8,317 voters (26.92 percent) were against the legislation.

10. Rep. Tina Kotek (HD-44) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Kotek voted for SB833. Of the 24,716 votes cast in HD-44 on M88, 14,799 voters (59.88 percent) were for and 9,917 voters (40.12 percent) were against the legislation.

11. Rep. Barbara Smith Warner (HD-45) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Smith Warner did not vote on SB 833. Of the 28,704 votes cast in HD-45 on M88, 17,079 voters (59.50 percent) were for and 11,625 voters (40.50 percent) were against the legislation.

12. Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (HD-46) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Keny-Guyer voted for SB833. Of the 26,134 votes cast in HD-46 on M88, 15,830 voters (60.57 percent) were for and 10,304 voters (39.43 percent) were against the legislation.

13. Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Vega Pederson voted for SB833. Of the 17,664 votes cast in HD-47 on M88, 5,995 voters (33.94 percent) were for and 11,669 voters (66.06 percent) were against the legislation.

14. Rep. Jeff Reardon (HD-48) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Reardon voted for SB833. Of the 8,375 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-48 on M88, 3,324 voters (39.69 percent) were for and 5,051 voters (60.31 percent) were against the legislation.

15. Rep. Chris Gorsek (HD-49) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Gorsek voted for SB833. Of the 17,465 votes cast in HD-49 on M88, 4,628 voters (26.50 percent) were for and 12,837 voters (73.50 percent) were against the legislation.

16. Rep. Carla C. Piluso (HD-50) — represents a portion Multnomah which exists entirely within boundaries the county. Piluso did not vote on SB 833. Of the 18,823 votes cast in HD-50 on M88, 4,823 voters (25.62 percent) were for and 14,000 voters (74.38 percent) were against the legislation.

17. Rep. Shemia Fagan (HD-51) — represents a portion Multnomah and part of one other county. Fagan voted for SB833. Of the 8,599 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-51 on M88, 2,516 voters (29.26 percent) were for and 6,083 voters (70.74 percent) were against the legislation.

18. Rep. Mark Johnson (HD-52) — represents a portion Multnomah and parts of two other counties. Johnson, a sponsor of SB 833, voted for SB833. Of the 5,432 votes cast in the Multnomah part of HD-52 on M88, 1,375 voters (25.31 percent) were for and 4,057 voters (74.69 percent) were against the legislation.

In Multnomah County Measure 88 was rejected in seven of the eighteen state house districts that represent parts or portions of the county in the state legislature.

Clearly six of the preceding Representatives, Brad Witt (HD-31), Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47), Jeff Reardon (HD-48), Chris Gorsek (HD-49), Shemia Fagan (HD-51) and Mark Johnson (HD-52), misrepresented their constituents in supporting and voting for SB 833.

Oregon voters living in Multnomah County who rejected Measure 88 during the 2014 General Election, the idea that illegal immigrants should be granted diver cards that would legitimize in some way their presence in the state, should contact their state senator and representative and tell them in the future to oppose any legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants.

Here is how Oregon voters can look up and contact their legislators who represent them in the state legislature (See links): Find who represents me:

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-search.html

State senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/

State representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/

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

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Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

January 30, 2014

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated December 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,588 prisoners incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in the DOC’s December 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,057 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,057 criminal aliens incarcerated on December 1st by the 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 7.24% of the DOC December 1st prison population, more than one in fourteen prisoners were criminal aliens (See table).

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, 2007 13,488 12,478 1,010 7.49%
December 1, 2008 13,650 12,525 1,125 8.24%
December 1, 2009 13,798 12,586 1,212 8.78%
December 1, 2010 13,872 12,620 1,252 9.03%
December 1, 2011 13,943 12,752 1,191 8.54%
December 1, 2012 14,240 13,004 1,236 8.68%
December 1, 2013 14,700 13,535 1,165 9.93%
December 1, 2014 14,588 13,531 1,057 7.24%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 DECEMBER 07rtf – 01 DECEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 DECEMBER 07 – 01 DECEMBER 14.

Comparing the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from December 1, 2007 (1,010 criminal aliens) and December 1, 2014 (1,057 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 47 criminal aliens more than it did on December 1, 2007, a 4.65% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
December 1, 2007 1,010 ———— ————
December 1, 2008 1,125 115 11.39%
December 1, 2009 1,212 87 7.73%
December 1, 2010 1,252 40 3.30%
December 1, 2011 1,191 (61) (4.87%)
December 1, 2012 1,236 45 3.78%
December 1, 2013 1,165 (71) (5.74%)
December 1, 2014 1,057 (108) (9.27%)
Total 47 4.65%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 DECEMBER 07rtf – 01 DECEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 DECEMBER 07 – 01 DECEMBER 14.

When comparing the DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from December 1, 2007 (12,478 domestic criminals) and December 1, 2014 (13,531 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 1,053 domestic criminals more than it did on December 1, 2007, an 8.44% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Domestic Inmates % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
December 1, 2007 12,478 ———— ————
December 1, 2008 12,525 47 0.38%
December 1, 2009 12,586 61 0.49%
December 1, 2010 12,620 34 0.27%
December 1, 2011 12,752 132 1.04%
December 1, 2012 13,004 252 1.98%
December 1, 2013 13,535 531 4.08%
December 1, 2014 13,531 (4) (0.02%)
Total 1,053 8.44%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 DECEMBER 07rtf – 01 DECEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 DECEMBER 07 – 01 DECEMBER 14.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from December 1st 2007 – 2014, seven years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,100 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 4.27% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,057 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 255-Marion (24.12%); 244-Multnomah (23.08%); 182-Washington (17.22%); 78-Clackamas (7.38%); 55-Lane (5.20%); 46-Jackson (4.35%); 27-Yamhill (2.55%); 26-Linn (2.46%); 20-Umatilla (1.89%); 16-Polk (1.51%); 15-Deschutes (1.42%); 14-Benton (1.32%); 12-Malheur (1.13%); 10-Klamath (0.95%); 10-Lincoln (0.95%); 9-Jefferson (0.85%); 6-Douglas (0.57%); 5-Josephine (0.47%); 4-Coos (0.38%); 4-Hood River (0.38%); 4-Morrow (0.38%); 3-Tillamook (0.28%); 3-Wasco (0.28%); 2-Clatsop (0.19%); 2-Crook (0.19%); 2-Union (0.19%); 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%).

No member of the Oregon State Legislature should forget the uncounted crime victims and their families, no matter what their immigration status, all victims of the 1,057 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,057 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 201-sex abuses (19.02%); 171-rapes (16.18%); 145-drugs (13.72%); 144-homicides (13.62%); 98-sodomies (9.27%); 91-assaults (8.61%); 63-robberies (5.96%); 41-kidnappings (3.88%); 19-burglaries (1.80%); 15-thefts (1.42%); 10-driving offenses (0.95%); 4-vehicle thefts (0.38%); 1-arson (0.09%); 1-forgery (0.09%); and 53 other types of crime or a combination of the preceding crimes (5.01%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,057 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,057 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 845-Mexico (79.94%); 32-Guatemala (3.03%); 19-Vietnam (1.80%); 16-El Salvador (1.51%); 13-Cuba (1.23%); 11-Honduras (1.04%); 11-Ukraine (1.04%); 10-Russia (0.95%); 7-Federated States of Micronesia (0.66%); 6-Laos (0.57%); 6-Philippines (0.57%); and 81 from other counties (7.66%).

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 (See link).

http://www.oregon.gov/doc/GECO/docs/pdf/IB_53_Quick_Facts_06_14.pdf

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,057 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($92,043.56) per day, ($644,304.92) per week, and ($33,595,899.40) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2013 United States Federal Government State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $2,146,935.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2014, the cost to incarcerate 1,057 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,448,964.40) (See link).

https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13SCAAPawards.pdf

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,057 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, December 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws (See link).

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0707/final.pdf

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

An Oregon law, Oregon Revised Statue 181.850 (ORS 181.850), Section (1), prohibits Oregon law enforcement (Oregon State Police (OSP), county sheriffs, city police departments) from asking immigration status of anyone residing in the State of Oregon “for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.” Under ORS 181.850, Section (2), Oregon law enforcement December exchange information with U.S. DHS–ICE . . . “in order to: Subsection (a), “Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense;” or, Subsection (b), “Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the” U.S. DHS–ICE . . . (See link).

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors181.html

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 abuse Oregonians.

Oregonians should contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative and ask them to reintroduce, support and pass legislation like HB 2803 (legislation offered during the 2011 session) during the 2015 legislative session that would empower law enforcement to fight foreign national crime in the state.

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Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

December 23, 2014

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated November 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,613 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s November 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,072 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,072 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 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 7.33% of the DOC November 1st prison population (See table).

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, 2007 13,511 12,510 1,001 7.41%
November 1, 2008 13,615 12,506 1,109 8.15%
November 1, 2009 13,823 12,614 1,209 8.75%
November 1, 2010 14,026 12,783 1,243 8.86%
November 1, 2011 13,945 12,748 1,197 8.58%
November 1, 2012 14,232 12,992 1,240 8.71%
November 1, 2013 14,707 13,536 1,171 7.96%
November 1, 2014 14,613 13,541 1,072 7.33%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from November 1, 2007 (1,001 criminal aliens) and November 1, 2014 (1,072 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 71 criminal aliens more than it did on November 1, 2007, a 7.09% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
November 1, 2007 1,001 ———— ————
November 1, 2008 1,109 108 10.79%
November 1, 2009 1,209 100 9.02%
November 1, 2010 1,243 34 2.81%
November 1, 2011 1,197 (46) (3.70%)
November 1, 2012 1,240 43 3.59%
November 1, 2013 1,171 (69) (5.56%)
November 1, 2014 1,072 (99) (8.45%)
Total 71 7.09%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from November 1, 2007 (12,510 domestic criminals) and November 1, 2014 (13,541 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 1,031 domestic criminals more than it did on November 1, 2007, an 8.24% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Domestic Inmates % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
November 1, 2007 12,510 ———— ————
November 1, 2008 12,506 (4) (0.03%)
November 1, 2009 12,614 108 0.86%
November 1, 2010 12,783 169 1.34%
November 1, 2011 12,748 (35) (0.27%)
November 1, 2012 12,992 244 1.91%
November 1, 2013 13,536 544 4.19%
November 1, 2014 13,541 5 0.04%
Total 1,031 8.24%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from November 1st 2007 – 2014, seven years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,102 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 6.44% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,072 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 258-Marion (24.07%); 252-Multnomah (23.51%); 182-Washington (16.98%); 79-Clackamas (7.37%); 56-Lane (5.22%); 48-Jackson (4.48%); 27-Yamhill (2.52%); 26-Linn (2.42%); 19-Umatilla (1.77%); 16-Polk (1.49%); 15-Deschutes (1.40%); 14-Benton (1.30%); 12-Malheur (1.12%); 10-Klamath (0.93%); 10-Lincoln (0.93%); 9-Jefferson (0.84%); 7-Douglas (0.65%); 5-Josephine (0.47%); 5-Morrow (0.47%); 4-Coos (0.37%); 3-Hood River (0.28%); 3-Tillamook (0.28%); 3-Wasco (0.28%); 2-Clatsop (0.19%); 2-Crook (0.19%); 2-Union (0.19); 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%).

No member of the Oregon State Legislature should forget the uncounted crime victims and their families, no matter what their immigration status, all victims of the 1,072 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,072 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 203-sex abuses (18.94%); 172-rapes (16.04%); 151-drugs (14.08%); 144-homicides (13.43%); 98-sodomies (9.14%); 95-assaults (8.86%); 64-robberies (5.97%); 41-kidnappings (3.82%); 19-burglaries (1.77%); 14-thefts (1.30%); 11-driving offenses (1.03%); 4-vehicle thefts (0.37%); 1-arson (0.09%); 1-forgery (0.09%); and 54 other types of crime or a combination of the preceding crimes (5.04%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,072 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,072 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 861-Mexico (80.32%); 31-Guatemala (2.89%); 19-Vietnam (1.77%); 16-El Salvador (1.49%); 12-Cuba (1.12%); 11-Honduras (1.03%); 10-Russia (0.93%); 10-Ukraine (0.93%); 7-Federated States of Micronesia (0.65%); 7-Laos (0.65%); 6-Philippines (0.56%); and 82 from other counties (7.65%).

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 (See link).

http://www.oregon.gov/doc/GECO/docs/pdf/IB_53_Quick_Facts_06_14.pdf

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,072 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($93,349.76) per day, ($653,448.32) per week, and ($34,072,662.40) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2013 United States Federal Government State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $2,146,935.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2014, the cost to incarcerate 1,072 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,925,727.40) (See link).

https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13SCAAPawards.pdf

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,072 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, November 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws (See link).

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0707/final.pdf

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

An Oregon law, Oregon Revised Statue 181.850 (ORS 181.850), Section (1), prohibits Oregon law enforcement (Oregon State Police (OSP), county sheriffs, city police departments) from asking immigration status of anyone residing in the State of Oregon “for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.” Under ORS 181.850, Section (2), Oregon law enforcement November exchange information with U.S. DHS–ICE . . . “in order to: Subsection (a), “Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense;” or, Subsection (b), “Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the” U.S. DHS–ICE . . . (See link).

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors181.html

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 abuse Oregonians.

Oregonians should contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative and ask them to reintroduce, support and pass legislation like HB 2803 (legislation offered during the 2011 session) during the next legislative session that would empower law enforcement to fight foreign national crime in the state.

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Measure 88 supporting politicians disregarded unemployed Oregonians

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Measure 88-supporting politicians disregarded unemployed Oregonians

By docfnc OregonLive.com on December 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM

By David Olen Cross

Oregon’s continued high unemployment numbers continue to show how Governor John Kitzhaber, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and members of the Oregon State Legislature who supported Ballot Measure 88 (formerly known as Senate Bill 833), legislation that would have required the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issue driver cards to illegal immigrants, foreign nationals illegally in the state, are politicians hopelessly disconnected from the plight of the unemployed in the state.

An evaluation of the seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, News Release from November 21, 2014 titled “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — October 2014” revealed the National unemployment rate at 5.8 percent — Oregon’s unemployment at 7.0 percent.

The State of Oregon Employment Department (OED) report from November 24, 2104 indicated there were 127,041 unemployed in October in the state.

Thirty-three of thirty-six counties (91.7 percent) in October had a higher unemployment rate than the national average of 5.8 percent.

According to the “February 1, 2011 Pew Hispanic Center, Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010” there are an estimated 110,000 unauthorized workers employed in Oregon.

What follows below are complete lists of the names of Democrat and Republican elected officials currently in office who voted for, were sponsors of, or supporters of SB 833, along with the most current unemployment numbers and rates in the legislative districts (Oregon counties) these elected officials are supposed to represent.

Gov. John Kitzhaber supported and signed into law SB 833 — represents 36 Oregon counties’ 127,041 unemployed (UE) — 7.0 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (SAUR).

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian supported SB 833 — represents 36 counties’ 127,041 UE, 7.0 percent SAUR.

Democrat senators (Sen.) who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the senate district (SD) they represent:

Sen. Alan Bates (SD-3) — represents a portion of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Lee Beyer (SD-6) — represents portions of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Linn’s 4,258 UE —8.4 percent SAUR;

Sen. Ginny Burdick (SD-18) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Sen. Peter Courtney (SD-11) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR;

Sen. Michael Dembrow (SD-23) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Richard Devlin (SD-19) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chris Edwards (SD-7) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Sen. Mark Hass (SD-14) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Rod Monroe (SD-24) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Floyd Prozanski (SD-4) — represents portions of Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR and Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Sen. Arnie Roblan (SD-5) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR, portions of Coos’ 2,271 UE — 8.8 percent SAUR, Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR, Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Diane Rosenbaum (SD-21) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chip Shields (SD-22) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (SD-17) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR.

Republican senators who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the senate district they represent:

Sen. Herman Baertschiger Jr. (SD-2) — represents portions of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR and Josephine’s 2,989 UE — 9.6 percent SAUR;

Sen. Brain Boquist (SD-12) — represents portions of Benton’s 2,147 UE — 5.5 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Ted Ferrioli (SD-30) — represents Baker’s 501 UE — 8.3 percent SAUR, Grant’s 273 UE — 10.7 percent SAUR, Harney’s 260 UE — 10.1 percent SAUR, Jefferson’s 770 UE — 9.3 percent SAUR, Malheur’s 840 UE — 8.4 percent SAUR, Wheeler’s 43 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Deschutes’ 5,660 UE — 7.8 percent SAUR, Lake’s 298 UE — 9.1 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR and Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Larry George (SD-13) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Bill Hansell (SD-29) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Gilliam’s 56 UE — 6.1 percent SAUR, Morrow’s 324 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Sherman’s 62 UE — 6.7 percent SAUR, Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Union’s 759 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Wallowa’s 262 UE — 9.0 percent SAUR and a portion of Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chuck Thomsen (SD-26) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Hood River’s 668 UE — 5.3 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR.

Democrat representatives (Rep.) who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the house district (HD) they represent:

Rep. Jules Bailey (HD-42) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jeff Barker (HD-28) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Phil Barnhart (HD-11) — represents portions of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Linn’s 4,258 UE —8.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brent Barton (HD-40) — represents a portion of Clackamas’s 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Deborah Boone (HD-32) — represents Clatsop’s 1,123 UE — 6.0 percent SAUR, portions of Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Peter Buckley (HD-5) — represents a portion of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brian Clem (HD-21) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Margaret Doherty (HD-35) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SA;

Rep. Shemia Fagan (HD-51) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Lew Fredrick (HD-43) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Joe Gallegos (HD-30) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Sara Gelser (HD-16) — represents a portion of Benton’s 2,147 UE — 5.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. David Gomberg (HD-10) — represents portions of Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Chris Gorsek (HD-49) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Mitch Greenlick (HD33) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Chris Harker (HD-34) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Paul Holvey (HD-8) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Rep. Val Hoyle (HD-14) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (HD-46) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Betty Komp (HD-22) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Tina Kotek (HD-44) ) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Greg Matthews (HD-50) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Caddy McKeown (HD-9) — represents portions of Coos’ 2,271 UE — 8.8 percent SAUR, Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR, Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR;

Rep. Nancy Nathanson (HD-13) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR; Rep. Tobias Read (HD-27) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jeff Reardon (HD-48) — represents portions of Clackamas’s 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Carolyn Tomei (HD-41) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Ben Unger (HD-29) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (HD-36) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brad Witt (HD-31) — represents Columbia’s 1,804 UE — 7.7 percent SAUR, portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR.

Republican representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the house district they represent:

Rep. John Davis (HD-26) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Vic Gilliam (HD-18) sponsor of SB 833 — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Mark Johnson (HD-52) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Hood River’s 668 UE — 5.3 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Bob Jenson (HD-58) — represents Union’s 759 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Wallowa’s 262 UE — 9.0 percent SAUR and a portion of Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Greg Smith (HD-57) — represents Gilliam’s 56 UE — 6.1 percent SAUR, Morrow’s 324 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Sherman’s 62 UE — 6.7 percent SAUR, portions of Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, and Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR.

An indefensible argument given by proponents of driver cards for the foreign nationals illegally in the state, are illegal immigrants need to be able drive to work. A reminder for proponents of driver cards, foreign nationals illegally in the country cannot legally work in the state.

Another argument of proponents of driver cards is Oregon U.S. citizens will not work at the jobs illegal immigrants now occupy. This argument is at best a half-truth; Oregon U.S. citizens have historically been more than willing to work in construction, forestry, hotels, and restaurants.

Interesting facts can be derived from analyzing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDOA) unauthorized worker numbers and Pew Hispanic Center’s estimate of 110,000 unauthorized workers in the state.

Employment research done by USDOA estimates 48 percent of the 1.1 million farm workers in the country are unauthorized workers.

Translating this percentage to PEW’s Oregon unauthorized worker number of 110,000 it is reasonable to estimate there are up to 52,880 unauthorized agricultural workers in the state.

Subtract the 52,880 unauthorized agricultural workers in the state from the overall number of 110,000 unauthorized workers in the state and one ends up with 57,200 unauthorized workers employed in non-agricultural jobs.

Oregon voter’s defeat on November 4th of Ballot Measure 88 should help open up as many as 57,200 non-agricultural jobs to the state’s 127,041 unemployed.

Using the current OED October numbers, the state could have a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent if illegal immigrants are removed from the non-agricultural workforce.

Oregon’s 127,041 unemployed should contact their governor, labor commissioner and legislators and tell them in the future to reject the idea of any executive action or legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state — that would allow them to legally drive to work.

Here is how Oregon’s’ unemployed can contact their governor, labor commissioner, and members of the state legislature (See links):

Governor: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/ShareYourOpinion.aspx

Labor commissioner: http://www.bradavakian.com/contact/

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

State senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/

State representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/

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

http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2014/12/measure_88_supporting_politici_2.html

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

November 20, 2014

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated October 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,606 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s October 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,086 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,086 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 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 7.43% of the DOC October 1st prison population (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
October 1, 2007 13,553 12,568 985 7.27%
October 1, 2008 13,671 12,587 1,084 7.93%
October 1, 2009 13,927 12,696 1,231 8.84%
October 1, 2010 14,071 12,837 1,234 8.77%
October 1, 2011 13,981 12,792 1,189 8.50%
October 1, 2012 14,234 12,992 1,242 8.73%
October 1, 2013 14,591 13,419 1,172 8.03%
October 1, 2014 14,606 13,520 1,086 7.43%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 OCTOBER 07rtf – 01 OCTOBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 OCTOBER 07 – 01 OCTOBER 14.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from October 1, 2007 (985 criminal aliens) and October 1, 2014 (1,086 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 101 criminal aliens more than it did on October 1, 2007, a 10.25% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
October 1, 2007 985 ———— ————
October 1, 2008 1,084 99 10.05%
October 1, 2009 1,231 147 13.56%
October 1, 2010 1,234 3 0.24%
October 1, 2011 1,189 (45) (3.65%)
October 1, 2012 1,242 53 4.46%
October 1, 2013 1,172 (70) (5.64%)
October 1, 2014 1,086 (86) (7.34%)
Total 101 10.25%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 OCTOBER 07rtf – 01 OCTOBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 OCTOBER 07 – 01 OCTOBER 14.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from October 1, 2007 (12,568 domestic criminals) and October 1, 2014 (13,520 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 952 domestic criminals more than it did on October 1, 2007, a 7.57% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Domestic Inmates % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
October 1, 2007 12,568 ———— ————
October 1, 2008 12,587 19 0.15%
October 1, 2009 12,696 109 0.86%
October 1, 2010 12,837 141 1.11%
October 1, 2011 12,792 (45) (0.35%)
October 1, 2012 12,992 200 1.56%
October 1, 2013 13,419 427 3.29%
October 1, 2014 13,520 101 0.75%
Total 952 7.57%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 OCTOBER 07rtf – 01 OCTOBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 OCTOBER 07 – 01 OCTOBER 14.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from October 1st 2007– 2014, seven years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,053 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 9.59% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,086 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 263-Marion (24.22%); 258-Multnomah (23.76%); 184-Washington (16.94%); 79-Clackamas (7.27%); 54-Lane (4.97%); 49-Jackson (4.51%); 29-Yamhill (2.67%); 26-Linn (2.39%); 19-Umatilla (1.75%); 17-Deschutes (1.56%); 15-Polk (1.38%); 14-Benton (1.29%); 12-Malheur (1.10%); 10-Lincoln (0.92%); 9-Jefferson (0.83%); 8-Klamath (0.74%); 7-Douglas (0.64%); 5-Josephine (0.46%); 5-Morrow (0.46%); 4-Coos (0.37%); 3-Clatsop (0.28%); 3-Hood River (0.28%); 3-Tillamook (0.28%); 3-Wasco (0.28%); 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%).

No member of the Oregon State Legislature should forget the uncounted crime victims and their families, no matter what their immigration status, all victims of the 1,086 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,086 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 200-sex abuses (18.42%); 172-rapes (15.84%); 159-drugs (14.64%); 144-homicides (13.26%); 98-assaults (9.02%); 98-sodomies (9.02%); 66-robberies (6.08%); 42-kidnappings (3.87%); 21-burglaries (1.93%); 14-thefts (1.29%); 11-driving offenses (1.01%); 3-vehicle thefts (0.28%); 1-arson (0.09%); 1-forgery (0.09%); and 56 other types of crime or a combination of the preceding crimes (5.16%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,086 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,086 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 873-Mexico (80.39%); 32-Guatemala (2.95%); 19-Vietnam (1.75%); 16-El Salvador (1.47%); 12-Cuba (1.10%); 11-Honduras (1.01%); 10-Russia (0.92%); 10-Ukraine (0.92%); 8-Federated States of Micronesia (0.74%); 6-Laos (0.55%); 6-Philippines (0.55%); and 83 from other counties (7.64%).

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 (See link).

http://www.oregon.gov/doc/GECO/docs/pdf/IB_53_Quick_Facts_06_14.pdf

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,086 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($94,568.88) per day, ($661,982.16) per week, and ($34,517,641.20) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2013 United States Federal Government State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $2,146,935.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2014, the cost to incarcerate 1,086 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($32,370,706.20) (See link).

https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13SCAAPawards.pdf

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,086 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 (See link).

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0707/final.pdf

The USDOJ, the federal governments top law enforcement agency, identified Oregon as a “sanctuary” for criminal aliens. An Oregon law, Oregon Revised Statue 181.850 (ORS 181.850), Section (1), prohibits Oregon law enforcement (Oregon State Police (OSP), county sheriffs, city police departments) from asking immigration status of anyone residing in the State of Oregon “for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.” Under ORS 181.850, Section (2), Oregon law enforcement October exchange information with U.S. DHS–ICE . . . “in order to: Subsection (a), “Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense;” or, Subsection (b), “Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the” U.S. DHS–ICE . . . (See link).

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors181.html

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 abuse Oregonians.

Oregonians should contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative and ask them to reintroduce, support and pass legislation like HB 2803 (legislation offered during the 2011 session) during the next legislative session that would empower law enforcement to fight foreign national crime in the state.

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Measure 88 supporting politicians disconnected from Oregon voters

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Measure 88-supporting politicians disconnected from Oregon voters
By docfnc OregonLive.com on November 17, 2014 at 10:24 AM, updated November 17, 2014 at 4:46 PM

By David Olen Cross

The Oregon November 4, 2014 General Election should send a clear message to Governor John Kitzhaber, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and members of the Oregon State Legislature who supported Ballot Measure 88 (formerly known as Senate Bill 833) that a very strong majority of the state’s voters rejected the idea of the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issuing driver cards to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state.

Oregon voters rejected Ballot Measure 88, the idea of illegal immigrants being granted by the DMV a state issued identity in the form of a driver card, in 35 of the state’s 36 counties; only in Multnomah County did voters pass Measure 88.

Although the count is not quite official, the Oregon Secretary of State Elections office reports, as of November 17th, Ballot Measure 88 had been rejected by 66.11 percent of the voters, 972,435 of the 1,470,907 votes cast on Measure 88.

What follows below are complete lists of the names of Democrat and Republican elected officials currently in office who voted for, were sponsors of, or supporters of SB 833.

Furthermore, the lists include the elected officials who gave campaign or personal money to pass Ballot Measure 88.

Governor of Oregon:

Kitzhaber, John, supported and signed into law SB 833.

Labor Commissioner of Oregon:

Avakian, Brad, supported SB 833, gave $3,200.

Democrat senators who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:

Bates, Alan (SD-3);
Beyer, Lee (SD-6);
Burdick, Ginny (SD-18);
Courtney, Peter (SD-11); gave $5,000.00;
Dembrow, Michael (SD-23), formerly a state representative (HD-45), gave $1,500.00; Devlin, Richard (SD-19);
Edwards, Chris (SD-7);
Hass, Mark (SD-14), gave $500.00;
Monnes Anderson, Laurie (SD-25);
Monroe, Rod (SD-24), gave $250.00; 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), gave $500.00.

Republican senators who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:

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.

Democrat representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:

Bailey, Jules (HD-42);
Barker, Jeff (HD-28);
Barnhart, Phil (HD-11);
Barton, Brent (HD-40), gave $1,000.00;
Boone, Deborah (HD-32);
Buckley, Peter (HD-5), gave $1,500.00;
Clem, Brian (HD-21);
Doherty, Margaret (HD-35);
Fagan, Shemia (HD-51);
Fredrick, Lew (HD-43), gave $250.00;
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, gave $500.00;
Holvey, Paul (HD-8);
Hoyle, Val (HD-14), gave $5,001.00;
Keny-Guyer, Alissa (HD-46), gave $2,500.00;
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, legislative liaison to Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs, gave $1000.00;
Williamson, Jennifer (HD-36);
Witt, Brad (HD-31).

Republican representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833:

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

The preceding elected officials gave campaign and personal money totaling $30,201.00 in an attempt to pass Measure 88.

Oregon’s 972,435 voters who rejected Measure 88 should contact their governor, labor commissioner and legislators and tell them in the future to reject the idea of any legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state.

Here is how voters can contact their governor, labor commissioner, and members of the state legislature (See links):

Governor: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/ShareYourOpinion.aspx

Labor commissioner: http://www.bradavakian.com/contact/

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

State senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/

State representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/

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

http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2014/11/measure_88_supporting_politici_1.html

Oregon sheriffs oppose Ballot Measure 88

Statesman Journal
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Oregon sheriffs oppose Ballot Measure 88

David Cross 9:04 p.m. PDT October 31, 2014

Oregon’s voters at the Nov. 4 general election will have a chance to vote on Senate Bill 833, which appears before them as Ballot Measure 88.

The passage of Ballot Measure 88 would require the Oregon DMV 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 the state driver cards’ legislation, sheriffs across the state have stepped forward to oppose the ballot measure.

The Sheriffs of Oregon political action committee, representing the political and public safety concerns of 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, Clatsop County sheriff and past president of the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, made these statements on 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, former Linn County sheriff, expressed these thoughts 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.”

Oregon voters should heed the wisdom of Oregon’s sheriffs 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 U.S.” 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.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/2014/11/01/oregon-sheriffs-oppose-ballot-measure/18212173/