Clackamas county should use the E-Verify system

Lake Oswego
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Letters – Dec. 29, 2011
, Dec 29, 2011, Updated Dec 29, 2011

Clackamas county should use the E-Verify system

To the Editor:

Clackamas County Commissioners Lehan, Damon, Bernard, Lininger, and Savas should require Clackamas County government use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Citizen and Immigration Services E-Verify system.

The importance of Oregon employers using U.S. DHS CIS E-Verify system really becomes apparent when looking at Oregon’s unemployment rate in October 2011 being at 9.5 percent, 177,350 Oregonians were unemployed. The October unemployment numbers for Oregonians in Clackamas County were at 8.8 percent; 17,113 of the county’s residents were unemployed.

Unemployed Oregonians who are U.S. citizens or foreign citizens legally present with authorization to work in the country should not have to compete for jobs with a purported 97,000 undocumented foreign national workers illegally in the state.

If all Oregon government and business entities not currently using U.S. DHS CIS E-Verify system were required to use it, Oregon’s unemployment rate would drop dramatically because all new jobs created in the state would go to U.S. citizens or those legally present to work in the country.

Currently more than 2,227 Oregon businesses and government entities are successfully using the 98.6 percent accurate U.S. DHS CIS E-Verify system. Twelve of 36 Oregon county governments are now using E-Verify system (Clatsop, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook and Washington counties). At least 189 Clackamas County businesses and government entities (city of West Linn, Clackamas Community College, Estacada School District, Gladstone School District No. 115 and Molalla River School District) presently use the E-Verify system.

Clackamas County residents should contact Commissioners Lehan, Damon, Bernard, Lininger, and Savas and ask them to require Clackamas County government use the U.S. DHS CIS E-Verify system so if a job opening becomes available to work for the county a qualified U.S. citizen or foreign citizen legally present with authorization to work in the country can be first in line for that job.

David Olen Cross

Salem

http://lakeoswegoreview.com/opinion/story.php?story_id=132510923293127000

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

December 29, 2011

Lars:

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated December 1, 2011 DOC indicated there were 13,943 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s December 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,191 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,191 criminal aliens incarcerated on December 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 indentifying 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 8.54% of the DOC December 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from December 1, 2007 (1,010 criminal aliens) and December 1, 2011 (1,191 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 181 criminal aliens more than it did on December 1, 2007, a 17.92% increase.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from December 1, 2007 (12,478 domestic criminals) and December 1, 2011 (12,752 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 274 domestic criminals more than it did on December 1, 2007, a 2.19% increase.

A review of the 1,191 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 0-Baker (0.00%), 12-Benton (1.01%), 84-Clackamas (7.05%), 10-Clatsop (0.84%), 1-Columbia (0.08%), 7-Coos (0.59%), 3-Crook (0.25%), 1-Curry (0.08%), 16-Deschutes (1.34%), 5-Douglas (0.42%), 1-Gilliam (0.08%), 1-Grant (0.08%), 2-Harney (0.17%), 5-Hood River (0.42%), 53-Jackson (4.45%), 14-Jefferson (1.17%), 9-Josephine (0.75%), 10-Klamath (0.84%), 0-Lake (0.00), 59-Lane (4.95%), 9-Lincoln (0.75%), 25-Linn (2.10%), 17-Malheur (1.43%), 264-Marion (22.17%), 6-Morrow (0.50%), 262-Multnomah (22.00%), 1-OOS (0.08%), 21-Polk (1.76%), 0-Sherman (0.00%), 3-Tillamook (0.25%), 24-Umatilla (2.01%), 1-Union (0.08), 0-Wallowa (0.00%), 5-Wasco (0.42%), 226-Washington (18.97%), 0-Wheeler (0.00%), and 34-Yamhill (2.85%).

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 1,191 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,191 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 4-arsons (0.33%), 125-assaults (10.49%), 33-burglaries (2.77%), 33-driving offenses (2.77%), 180-drugs (15.11%), 4-forgeries (0.33%), 143-homicides (12.01%), 50-kidnappings (4.20%), 67-others (5.62%), 174-rapes (14.61%), 78-robberies (6.55%), 210-sex abuses (17.63%), 78-sodomies (6.55%), 9-thefts (0.75%), and 3-vehicle thefts (0.25%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,191 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,191 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 10-Canada (0.84%), 10-Cuba (0.84%), 13-El Salvador (1.09%), 28-Guatemala (2.35%), 14-Honduras (1.17%), 6-Laos (0.50%), 1,009-Mexico (84.72%), 72-others (6.04%), 13-Ukraine (1.09%), and 16-Vietnam (1.34%).

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 in the DOC prison system costs approximately $82.48 per day to incarcerate (See link).

http://www.oregon.gov/DOC/PUBAFF/docs/pdf/IB_53_quick_facts.pdf

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,191 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($98,233.68) per day, ($687,635.76) per week, and ($35,855,293.20) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2011 United States Federal Government State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $2,669,738.00 if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2012, the cost to incarcerate 1,191 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($33,185,555.20) (See link).

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/11SCAAPAwards.pdf

None of my preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,191 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.leg.state.or.us/ors/181.html

The next Oregon State Legislature legislative session should pass legislation like House Bill 2803 (HB 2803) offered during the 2011 legislative session that will rewrite ORS 181.850 to untie the hands of Oregon law enforcement, OSP, county sheriffs, and city police departments, from helping U.S. DHS–ICE fight crime committed by criminal aliens who reside in Oregon (See link).

http://www.leg.state.or.us/11reg/measpdf/hb2800.dir/hb2803.intro.pdf

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, or maim Oregonians.

Lars, I ask you to please have your KXL 101.1 radio audience contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative and ask them to reintroduce, support, and pass legislation like HB 2803 in the next Oregon State Legislature legislative session.

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Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

December 28, 2011

In December 2011, county correctional facilities and jails in Clackamas, Jackson, Josephine, Linn, Lincoln, Marion, NORCOR, Polk, Umatilla, Washington, and Yamhill counties incarcerated 157 criminal aliens for various crimes that had U.S. DHS–ICE Holds placed on them by U.S.DHS–ICE agents.

Clackamas County Jail with ICE Holds (12/08/11): 17

Jackson County Jail with ICE Holds (12/08/11): 11

Josephine County Jail with ICE Holds (12/26/11): 0

Lincoln County Jail with ICE Holds (12/23/11): 3

Linn County Jail with ICE Holds (12/10/11): 10

Marion County Correctional Facility with ICE Holds (12/13/11): 39

NORCOR (1) with ICE Holds (12/14/11): 5

Polk County Jail with ICE Holds (12/14/11): 3

Umatilla County Jail (2) with ICE Holds (12/20/11): 4

Washington County Jail with ICE Holds (12/21/11): 63

Yamhill County Jail with ICE Holds (12/22/11): 2

Total ICE Holds: 157

(1) NORCOR, an acronym for Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facilities, incarcerates prisoners for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties.

(2) Umatilla County Jail incarcerates prisoners for Umatilla and Morrow counties and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

As a group, for the 12 months of 2011, the preceding 11 county correctional facilities and jails incarcerated an average of 181.75 criminal aliens per day.

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Yamhill County Jail

Yamhill County Jail

December 22, 2011

Currently there are two Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at the Yamhill County Jail in McMinnville, Oregon for various crimes that have United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Holds placed on them by U.S. DHS–ICE (See links).

1. HERNANDEZ, SATIEL BERMUDEZ
2. TRANG, HOA MINH

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/sheriff/inmates/icurrent.htm

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/sheriff/index.asp

Of the 160 inmates incarcerated at the Yamhill County Jail, the two criminal aliens make up 1.25% of the jail population.

For the 12 months of 2011, the Yamhill County Jail has averaged 7.08 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

December 22, 2011

Lars:

It has been an interesting third full week in the month of December when it comes to criminal aliens here in the State of Oregon.

Tuesday, December 20th, the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon had four criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 3.03% of the jail population United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. None of the four criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Umatilla County Jail were directly involved in any type of drug crime.

Wednesday, December 21st, the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Oregon had 63 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 11.01% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Seven of the 63 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Washington County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 11.11% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana).

This week we have a particularly heinous criminal alien of the week to report to your radio listeners.

Tuesday, December 20th, a Judge in Marion County sentenced Juan De Dios Cruz-Rojas to 170 years in state prison under Oregon’s Jessica’s Law guidelines for the raping of two pre-teen girls.

Prior to his sentencing, Cruz-Rojas was convicted by a Marion County jury of kidnapping, strangulation, sodomy, eight counts of rape, four counts of sex abuse, multiple counts of fourth-degree assault, and other charges

According to information obtained from Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) website, U.S. DHS–ICE agents placed an ICE hold Juan De Dios Cruz-Rojas.

Lars, the third full week of December and three different criminal alien reports for Lars Larson show KXL 101.1 radio listeners.

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Washington County Jail

Washington County Jail

December 21, 2011

Currently there are 63 Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Oregon for various crimes who have United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Holds placed on them by U.S. DHS–ICE.

Of the approximately 572 inmates incarcerated at the Washington County Jail on a daily basis, the 63 criminal aliens make up approximately 11.01% of the jail population (See link).

1. AGUILAR-PEREZ, JULIO RENE
2. ALCAZAR-LOPEZ, MARCO
3. AMBROSIO-TIBURCIO, ANGEL
4. AVELAR-RAMIREZ, JOSE NIEVES
5. AYALA-RODRIGUEZ, IVAN
6. AYALA-SALINAS, ARTURO
7. BETANCOURT, NELSON ALEMAN
8. BURGOA-LUNA, FERNANDO
9. CASTILLO-LOPEZ, MAURICIO LEONEL
10. CASTRO, JULIO RIOS
11. CATALAN-BRITO, LEONARDO DANIEL
12. CAZARES-MENDEZ, JOSE GUADALUPE
13. CONTRERAS-FIGUEROA, SALATIEL
14. DELREAL-GALVEZ, FRANCISCO E
15. DERA-ORTEGA, OCTAVIO
16. DOMINGUEZ-RAMOS, ISRAEL
17. ELMES-MARIANO, BULMARO
18. FERRUSCA-TELLEZ, OSCAR ARMANDO
19. FUENTES-HERRERA, AZAEL
20. GARCIA-OROZCO, SELVIN RANGEL
21. GOMEZ-RIVERA, FLORENCIA
22. GUILLEN-CANO, GILDARDO
23. GUZMAN, DENNIS EDUARDO
24. HERNANDEZ, JESUS ADOLFO
25. HERNANDEZ-CASTANEDA, ANTONIO
26. HERNANDEZ-CRUZ, RODOLFO
27. JIMENEZ-FERIA, ULISES
28. JUAREZ-CHAVEZ, JUANA
29. KANCAB-CASTRO, JAUN JOSE B
30. LAUREANO, JOSUE E
31. LEMUS-GONZALES, LUCAS A
32. LOPEZ-MINJAREZ, PETRONILO
33. MACHIC-IXCOLIN, CATARINO
34. MADRIGAL-MAGANA, SALVADOR
35. MALDONADO, EDWIN O
36. MALDONADO-ELIZALDE, JOSE
37. MARQUEZ-ALONSO, MARCO ANTONIO
38. MORALES-PEREZ, MARIANO
39. MURILLO-ZUNIGA, JOSE RAUL
40. MURO, YOVANE
41 OROZCO-MAZARIEGOS, W ORLANDO
42. OSUNA-RIOS, MANUEL
43. PENA, PABLO
44. PEREZ-SANCHEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
45. PORTILLO-VENTURA, JOSE CARLOS
46. RAMIREZ-GONZALEZ, CARLOS
47. REGINO-PLANCARTE, OSCAR A
48. REYES-OSTORGA, IVAN BLADIMIR
49. REYES-SANCHEZ, JORGE
50. REYNAGA-GONZALEZ, MARIA
51. RODRIGUEZ-CASTILLO, CUAUHTEMOC
52. ROSARIO-GARCIA, IGNACIO
53. STRONG, BENJAMIN
54. TELLEZ-TELLEZ, JOSE
55. VALENCIA-VALENCIA, ELIAZAR
56. VARGAS-BANUELOS, CONSUELO
57. VARGAS-SALAZAR, ROMAN
58. VASQUEZ-CRUZ, MAGDALENO
59. VILLALOBOS, DAVID
60. VIVEROS-VARGAS, MANUEL
61. WASHINGTON, HARROLD
62. YANEZ-AVELINO, RICARDO
63. YEPEZ-CARRILLO, MIGUEL ANGEL

http://www.co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/Jail/who-is-in-custody.cfm

The cost to incarcerate a prisoner at the Washington County Jail is ($110.00) per day.

So, the cost to incarcerate 63 criminal aliens at the Washington County Jail is ($6,930.00) per day, ($48,510.00) per week, or ($2,529,450.00) per year.

For the 12 months of 2011, the Washington County Jail has averaged 67.42 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Umatilla County Jail

Umatilla County Jail

December 20, 2011

Currently there are four Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon for various crimes that have United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Holds placed on them by U.S.DHS–ICE (See links).

1. Cervantes Zepeda , Rodrigo Manuel
2. Garfias-Lopez , Alfredo
3. Gonzalez , Vidal Tetactle
4. Ibarra , Roel Negrete

http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/deptwebs/jail/roster/alljail.htm

http://www.co.umatilla.or.us/sheriff.htm

Of the 132 inmates incarcerated at the Umatilla County Jail, the four criminal aliens make up 3.03% of the jail population.

For the twelve months of 2011, the Umatilla County Jail has averaged 7.17 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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