Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
August 18, 2011
It has been an interesting third full week in the month of August when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.
Wednesday, August 17th, the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon had six criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 4.69% of the jail population the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. One of the six criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Umatilla County Jail was involved in some type of drug crime, 16.67% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine).
Thursday, August 18th, the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Oregon had 71 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 12.41% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Eleven of the 71 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Washington County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 15.49% of the alien jail population (heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana).
Lars, this week we have a criminal alien of the week.
On August 15th, the Oregonian newspaper reported that Christian Garcia-Vazquez pled guilty on July 28th to one count of DUII and two counts of fourth degree assault. Garcia-Vazquez was sentenced to 10 days in jail.
A little background information, Garcia-Vazquez’s was arrested on July 9th by Washington Sherriff deputies and charged driving under the influence.
An unfortunate fact, no regular media outlet reported that Christian Garcia-Vazquez had an ICE hold placed on him by ICE agents when he was incarcerated at the Washington County Jail.
After serving his time at the Washington County Jail, Garcia-Vazquez is now being held at a U.S. DHS-ICE detention facility in Washington State.
The Washington County Jail is one of eight Oregon county jails that use the U.S. DHS-ICE Secure Communities program to help indentify its jail population.
Lars, the third full week of August and three different criminal alien reports for your KXL 101.1 radio listeners.