Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
October 13, 2011
It has been an interesting second full week in the month of October when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.
Tuesday, October 11th, the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem, Oregon had 56 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 10.81% 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. Eleven of the 56 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the MCCF were involved in some type of drug crime, 19.64% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine).
Tuesday, October 11th, Northern Oregon Regional Corrections (NORCOR) in The Dalles, Oregon had nine criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 13.64% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Two of the nine criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the NORCOR were involved in some type of drug crime, 22.22% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine).
This week we have a criminal alien(s) of the week report and his name is Octavio Hernandez-Coronado.
Hernandez-Coronado was convicted on October 10th in Marion County Circuit court of three counts of assault, one count of failing to perform the duty of a driver to an injured person, and one count of driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to fifty-two months of prison.
The act of drinking and driving were a common practice for Hernandez-Coronado since he had two previous driving under the influence of intoxicants convictions, one less than a month before the July 3rd incident.
A reminder, looking back in time to July 3rd of this year, serial-drunk-driver Octavio Hernandez-Coronado injured seven people.
An unfortunate common practice for foreign nationals, Hernandez-Coronado attempted to flee to Mexico to avoid any possible prosecution for his crimes. Fortunately, he was arrested by the Medford Police Department at the bus terminal and returned to Marion County.
During the time Octavio Hernandez-Coronado was incarcerated at the MCCF, U.S. DHS–ICE agents failed to place and ICE hold on him, even though he had attempted to flee the country.
What should be an ongoing scandal, even though the MCCF uses the U.S. DHS–ICE Secure Communities program, the failure U.S. DHS–ICE Secure Communities program to indentify Hernandez-Coronado at the MCCF may have been intentional inaction on the part of immigration officials.
In June of this year, U.S. DHS–ICE leadership was ordered to prioritize the removal of undocumented foreign nationals and focus on aliens with serious criminal histories.
Because Hernandez-Coronado had only two previous driving under the influence of intoxicants convictions, very likely misdemeanor crimes, he wasn’t on U.S. DHS–ICE leadership’s priority list for removal from the country.
I doubt the seven victims of Octavio Hernandez-Coronado’s crimes would find Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano or her underling Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement John Morton’s criminal alien priority list for removal from the country acceptable?
Lars, the second full of October and three different criminal alien reports for Lars Larson show KXL 101.1 radio listeners.