State agencies should use E-Verify (HB 4052)

HermistonHerald.com
Guest opinion: State agencies should use E-Verify

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 2:02 pm

Oregon’s state senators and representatives during the 2012 Oregon State Legislature session have an opportunity to help unemployed Oregonians by supporting and passing House Bill 4052 (HB 4052), which is legislation requiring all state government agencies use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Citizen and Immigration Services (CIS) E-verify system.

Sponsored by State Reps. Kim Thatcher, Jeff Barker, Vicki Berger, Katie Eyre Brewer, Sal Esquivel, Tim Freeman, Sherrie Sprenger, Jim Thompson, Gene Whisnant, and Matt Wingard, HB 4052 would put the State of Oregon more in line with the United States federal government that requires all federal agencies use the U.S. DHS CIS E-verify system.

The state legislature requiring all state agencies use the E-verify system would not be a matter of starting from scratch for the State of Oregon because all or portions of six state agencies already use the E-verify system (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Military Department, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Oregon Corrections Enterprises, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health Science University, and Portland State University).

The importance the state legislature passing E-verify legislation really becomes apparent when looking at Oregon’s unemployment rate for December 2011 being at 8.9 percent; ranking the state in the top fourteen of fifty states for percentage of unemployed residents; 175,830 Oregonians were unemployed. Legislators should also be aware that Oregon’s unemployed are in competition for scarce jobs with an estimated 97,000 foreign national workers illegally in the state, 4.9 percent of the state’s domestic workforce.

If Oregon’s state legislators need some convincing examples of E-verify system success stories, they won’t have to look to far because at least seventeen states — 34 percent of the states — have laws requiring their state governments use the E-verify system; nine of those states had December 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rates lower than Oregon: Alabama (8.1 percent); Arizona (8.7 percent); Idaho (8.4 percent); Missouri (8.0 percent); Nebraska (4.1 percent); Oklahoma (6.1 percent); Tennessee (8.7 percent); Utah (6.0 percent); and Virginia (6.2 percent).

State legislators need not look beyond Oregon for E-verify system success stories because fifteen of thirty-six Oregon county governments — 42 percent of the state’s counties — use the E-verify system (Clatsop, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, and Yamhill counties).

Statewide 2,787 Oregon public and private sector employers are successfully using the 98.6 percent accurate, fast response time, user free E-verify system.

The state legislature’s passage of HB 4052 requiring the State of Oregon —the largest public employer — to use the E-verify system would be far beyond being a symbolic gesture by state legislator’s voting for the legislation considering over the last four years Oregonians have suffered and continue to suffer unemployment numbers not seen since the “Great Depression.”

Oregonians should call or e-mail their state senator and representative and ask them to support and pass HB 4052, legislation requiring all State of Oregon government agencies use the U.S. DHS CIS E-verify system, so if a job opening becomes available to work for the state a qualified person with authorization to work in the country will be first in line for that job.

David Olen Cross of Salem (docfnc@yahoo.com) lobbies the Oregon Legislature on issues related to immigration and foreign national crime.

http://www.hermistonherald.com/opinion/editorials/guest-opinion-state-agencies-should-use-e-verify/article_cb3fff40-5757-11e1-89f2-001871e3ce6c.html?cbst=26

 

Linn County Corrections

Linn County Corrections

February 11, 2012

Currently there are seven Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at Linn County Corrections in Albany, Oregon for various crimes who have a 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-MENDOZA, EDGAR
2. JIMINEZ, LUIS
3. PALACIOS-RAMIREZ, CARLOS
4. PERALTA-BASILIO, FIELIPE
5. RECIO-AYON, MANUEL
6. RODRIGUEZ-RODRIGUEZ, SAUL
7. ZAVALA, MIGUEL

http://www.linnsheriff.org/Upload/inmrost1.htm

http://www.linnsheriff.org/jail.html

For the two months of 2012, Linn County Corrections has averaged 7.0 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

February 9, 2012

Lars:

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

Wednesday, February 8th, the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon had 14 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 3.22% 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. Three of the 14 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Clackamas County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 21.43% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine, and marijuana).

Thursday, February 9th, the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon had 16 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 6.96% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the county illegally. Ten of the 16 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Jackson County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 62.50% of the alien jail population (methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin).

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

Monday, February 6th, Rolin Guillermo Arteaga-Soto, a Honduran national, pleaded guilty to delivering heroin that led to the overdose death of a 24-year old Troutdale resident Doug Densem in June 2011.

A Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Arteaga-Soto to more than six years in prison for Densem’s death.

Arteaga-Soto, at the time of his arrest, had 10 ounces of heroin in his possession, enough to supply the junkies of the county with more than 280 doses of the illicit drug.

Rolin Guillermo Arteaga-Soto while incarcerated at the Multnomah County Jail was identified by U.S. DHS–ICE agents as possibly being in the county illegally subsequently they place an ICE hold on him.

Lars, the second full week of February, and three different criminal alien reports for your KXL 101.1 radio listeners.

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Jackson County Jail

Jackson County Jail

February 9, 2012

Currently there are 16 Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail in Medford, 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. BERRELLEZ-PAREDES,JESUS IGNACIO
2. CARRANZA-MARTINEZ,ADRIAN MISAE
3. CAZARES-CHAVEZ,FRANCISCO IVAN
4. CORTEZ-SANCHEZ,ANTONIO
5. FELIX-ZAZUETA,ORACIO
6. GALLEGOS,FIDEL
7. GODINEZ,JOSE DANIEL
8. GONZALEZ-ORTIZ,MIGUEL A
9. MEDINA-RODRIGUEZ,GUADALUPE
10. MEDINA-VALDEZ,JOSE MELECIANO
11. NAVA-RUIZ,CARLOS
12. OROZCO-LOPEZ,JUAN
13. RODRIGUEZ-AYALA,ROSALIO
14. SANTOS-REYES,ALEJANDRO
15. SINTZUN-RUBIO,MIGUEL ANGEL
16. TELLEZ-VILLEGAS,SERGIO

http://inmate.jacksoncounty.org/

http://www.co.jackson.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=1623

Of the 230 inmates that can be incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail, the 16 criminal aliens take up approximately 6.96% of the jails capacity to house inmates.

For the two months of 2012, the Jackson County Jail has averaged 12.50 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Clackamas County Jail

Clackamas County Jail

February 8, 2012

Currently there are 14 Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at the Clackamas County Jail 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 (See links).

1. ANFILOFIEFF, DOMINGO JUAN
2. CANCHECIAU, JONNY ISMAEL
3. CERON, JORGE CARLOS
4. DOROSHENKO, IVAN SERGEY
5. ESPINOZARIOS, SERGIO
6. GARCIAMALDONADO, HECTOR
7. GONZALEZ, OCTAVIO YRIAS
8. JIMENEZCASTRO, FAUSTINO
9. LAI, KHOI NGUYEN
10. MENDOZALOPEZ, JOSE ROSARIO
11. PICO, MARCOS ANDRES
12. SANCHEZPELAEZ, JEHOVA SALVADOR
13. SILVAREYES, NOE
14. VASQUEZGARCIA, PEDRO

http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/jail/roster/

http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/jail/

Of the 434 inmates that can be incarcerated at the Clackamas County Jail, the 14 criminal aliens take up approximately 3.22% of the jails capacity to house inmates.

For the two months of 2012, the Clackamas County Jail has averaged 16.00 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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All Oregon government agencies should use E-Verify (HB 4052)

OregonLive.com

All Oregon government agencies should use E-Verify

Published: Saturday, February 04, 2012, 10:13 AM

By Guest Columnist

By David Olen Cross

Oregon’s lawmakers have an opportunity during the February legislative session to help unemployed Oregonians by passing House Bill 4052, which requires all state government agencies to use the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify system.

Sponsored by Reps. Kim Thatcher, Jeff Barker, Vicki Berger, Katie Eyre Brewer, Sal Esquivel, Tim Freeman, Sherrie Sprenger, Jim Thompson, Gene Whisnant and Matt Wingard, HB4052 would put the state of Oregon more in line with the federal government, which requires all federal agencies use the U.S. E-Verify system.

The state legislature requiring all state agencies use the E-Verify system would not be a matter of starting from scratch for the State of Oregon because all or portions of six state agencies already use the E-Verify system (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Military Department, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Oregon Corrections Enterprises, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health Science University, and Portland State University).

The importance of the E-Verify legislation really becomes apparent when looking at Oregon’s unemployment rate for December 2011, which was 8.9 percent, putting the state in the top 14 of 50 states for percentage of unemployed residents; 175,830 Oregonians were unemployed. Legislators should also be aware that Oregon’s unemployed are in competition for scarce jobs with an estimated 97,000 foreign national workers illegally in the state, 4.9 percent of the state’s domestic workforce.

If Oregon’s state legislators need some convincing examples of E-Verify system success stories, they won’t have to look too far. At least 17 states have laws requiring their state governments to use the E-Verify system; nine of those states had December 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rates lower than Oregon: Alabama (8.1 percent), Arizona (8.7 percent), Idaho (8.4 percent), Missouri (8.0 percent), Nebraska (4.1 percent), Oklahoma (6.1 percent), Tennessee (8.7 percent), Utah (6.0 percent) and Virginia (6.2 percent).

State legislators need not look beyond Oregon for E-Verify system success stories, because 15 of 36 Oregon county governments use the E-Verify system (Clatsop, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties).

Statewide, 2,787 Oregon public and private sector employers are successfully using the 98.6 percent accurate, fast response time, user-free E-Verify system.

Requiring the state of Oregon — the largest public employer — to use the E-Verify system would be far beyond being a symbolic gesture by legislators, considering that over the past four years Oregonians have suffered and continue to suffer unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Oregonians should call or email their state senator and representative and ask them to support and pass HB4052, legislation requiring all state of Oregon government agencies to use the U.S. E-Verify system. Then if a state job becomes available, a qualified person with authorization to work in the country will be first in line for that job.

David Olen Cross of Salem (docfnc@yahoo.com) lobbies the Oregon Legislature on issues related to immigration and foreign national crime.

http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/02/all_oregon_government_agencies.html

State use of E-verify system would aid unemployed (HB 4052)

StatesmanJournal.com
Guest Opinions
OPINION

State use of E-verify system would aid unemployed

9:00 PM, Feb. 3, 2012 |

Written by
David Olen Cross

Oregon’s state senators and representatives during the 2012 state legislative session have an opportunity to help unemployed Oregonians by passing House Bill 4052, requiring all state government agencies to use the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services’ E-verify system.

Sponsored by Reps. Kim Thatcher, Jeff Barker, Vicki Berger, Katie Eyre Brewer, Sal Esquivel, Tim Freeman, Sherrie Sprenger, Jim Thompson, Gene Whisnant and Matt Wingard, HB 4052 would put the state of Oregon more in line with the federal government that requires all federal agencies to use E-verify.

This would not be a matter of starting from scratch because all or portions of six state agencies already use it (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Military Department, Parks and Recreation, Oregon Corrections Enterprises, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health Science University and Portland State University).

The importance of passing E-verify legislation really becomes apparent when looking at Oregon’s unemployment rate for December 2011 being at 8.9 percent, ranking the state in the top 14 states for percentage of unemployed residents; 175,830 Oregonians were unemployed.

Legislators should also be aware that Oregon’s unemployed are in competition for scarce jobs with an estimated 97,000 foreign national workers illegally in the state, 4.9 percent of the state’s domestic work force.

If Oregon legislators need convincing examples of E-verify success stories, they won’t have to look far because at least 17 states require their state governments to use the E-verify system. Nine of those states had December 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rates lower than Oregon: Alabama (8.1 percent), Arizona (8.7 percent), Idaho (8.4 percent), Missouri (8.0 percent), Nebraska (4.1 percent), Oklahoma (6.1 percent), Tennessee (8.7 percent), Utah (6.0 percent) and Virginia (6.2 percent).

Fifteen of 36 Oregon county governments use E-verify (Clatsop, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill counties).

Statewide 2,787 Oregon public and private sector employers are successfully using the 98.6 percent accurate, fast-response-time, user-free E-verify system.

The Legislature’s passage of HB 4052 would be far more than a symbolic gesture, considering that over the last four years Oregonians have suffered and continue to suffer unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Oregonians should call or email their state senator and representative and ask them to support and pass HB 4052, legislation requiring all state of Oregon government agencies to use the CIS E-verify system, so if a job opening becomes available to work for the state, a qualified person with authorization to work in the country will be first in line for that job.

David Olen Cross of Salem lobbies the Oregon Legislature on issues related to immigration and foreign-national crime. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com.

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20120204/OPINION/202040308/State-use-E-verify-system-would-aid-unemployed

All Oregon government agencies should use E-Verify (HB 4052)

SOUTHERN OREGON’S NEWS SOURCE
Mail Tribune

All Oregon government agencies should use E-Verify

February 03, 2012

By David Olen Cross

Oregon’s state senators and representatives during the 2012 legislative session have an opportunity help unemployed Oregonians by supporting and passing House Bill 4052, which would require that all state agencies use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Citizen and Immigration Services E-Verify system.

Sponsored by Reps. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer; Jeff Barker, D-Aloha; Vicki Berger, R-Salem; Katie Eyre Brewer, R-Hillsboro; Sal Esquivel, R-Medford; Tim Freeman, R-Roseburg; Sherrie Sprenger, R-Scio; Jim Thompson, R-Dallas; Gene Whisnant, R-Sunriver; and Matt Wingard,R-Wilsonville; HB 4052 would put the state of Oregon more in line with the federal government, which requires all federal agencies use the E-Verify system.

Requiring all state agencies use the E-Verify system would not be a matter of starting from scratch for the state of Oregon because all or portions of six state agencies already use the system (Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Military Department, Oregon Parks and Recreation, Oregon Corrections Enterprises, Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Oregon Health Science University and Portland State University).

The importance the Legislature passing E-Verify legislation really becomes apparent when looking at Oregon’s unemployment rate for December 2011 being at 8.9 percent, the state ranking in the top 14 of 50 states for percentage of unemployed residents and 175,830 Oregonians being unemployed. Legislators should also be aware that Oregon’s unemployed are in competition for scarce jobs with an estimated 97,000 foreign national workers illegally in the state, 4.9 percent of the state’s domestic workforce.

If Oregon legislators need some convincing examples of E-Verify system success, they won’t have to look to far because at least 17 states — 34 percent — have laws requiring that their state governments use the E-Verify system; nine of those states had December 2011 seasonally adjusted unemployment rates lower than Oregon: Alabama (8.1 percent), Arizona (8.7 percent), Idaho (8.4 percent), Missouri (8.0 percent), Nebraska (4.1 percent), Oklahoma (6.1 percent), Tennessee (8.7 percent), Utah (6.0 percent) and Virginia (6.2 percent).

State legislators need not look beyond Oregon for success stories because 15 of Oregon’s 36 county governments — 42 percent — use the E-Verify system: Clatsop, Coos, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Jefferson, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill.

Statewide, 2,787 Oregon public- and private-sector employers are successfully using the system, which is 98.6 percent accurate, features a fast response time and is free to the user.

The Legislature’s passage of HB 4052 requiring the state of Oregon — the largest public employer — to use the E-Verify system would be far more than a symbolic gesture, considering that over the past four years Oregonians have suffered and continue to suffer unemployment numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Oregonians should call or e-mail their state senator and representative and ask them to support and pass HB 4052, requiring all state of Oregon government agencies use the E-Verify system, so if a job opening becomes available to work for the state, a qualified person with authorization to work in the country will be first in line for that job.

David Olen Cross of Salem (docfnc@yahoo.com) lobbies the Oregon Legislature on issues related to immigration and foreign national crime.

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120203/OPINION/202030320

 

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

February 3, 2012

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated January 1, 2012 DOC indicated there were 13,937 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s January 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,186 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,186 criminal aliens incarcerated on January 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 8.51% of the DOC January 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from January 1, 2008 (1,027 criminal aliens) and January 1, 2012 (1,186 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 159 criminal aliens more than it did on January 1, 2008, a 15.48% increase.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from January 1, 2008(12,378 domestic criminals) and January 1, 2012 (12,751 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 373 domestic criminals more than it did on January 1, 2008, a 3.01% increase.

A review of the 1,186 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%), 83-Clackamas (7.00%), 9-Clatsop (0.76%), 1-Columbia (0.08%), 7-Coos (0.59%), 3-Crook (0.25%), 1-Curry (0.08%), 16-Deschutes (1.35%), 5-Douglas (0.42%), 1-Gilliam (0.08%), 1-Grant (0.08%), 2-Harney (0.17%), 5-Hood River (0.42%), 52-Jackson (4.38%), 15-Jefferson (1.26%), 9-Josephine (0.76%), 10-Klamath (0.84%), 0-Lake (0.00), 60-Lane (5.06%), 9-Lincoln (0.76%), 25-Linn (2.11%), 14-Malheur (1.18%), 262-Marion (22.09%), 6-Morrow (0.50%), 263-Multnomah (22.17%), 1-OOS (0.08%), 20-Polk (1.69%), 0-Sherman (0.00%), 3-Tillamook (0.25%), 24-Umatilla (2.02%), 1-Union (0.08), 0-Wallowa (0.00%), 5-Wasco (0.42%), 227-Washington (19.14%), 0-Wheeler (0.00%), and 34-Yamhill (2.87%).

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 1,186 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,186 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 4-arsons (0.34%), 124-assaults (10.45%), 32-burglaries (2.70%), 37-driving offenses (3.12%), 175-drugs (14.75%), 5-forgeries (0.42%), 142-homicides (11.97%), 50-kidnappings (4.21%), 67-others (5.65%), 174-rapes (14.67%), 76-robberies (6.41%), 208-sex abuses (17.54%), 78-sodomies (6.58%), 10-thefts (0.84%), and 4-vehicle thefts (0.34%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,186 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,186 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 9-Canada (0.76%), 10-Cuba (0.84%), 13-El Salvador (1.10%), 28-Guatemala (2.36%), 13-Honduras (1.10%), 5-Laos (0.42%), 1,006-Mexico (84.82%), 67-others (5.65%), 6-Russia (0.50%), 13-Ukraine (1.10%), and 16-Vietnam (1.35%).

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 1,186 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($97,821.28) per day, ($684,748.96) per week, and ($35,704,767.20) 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 1,186 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($33,035,029.20) (See link).

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

None of my preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,186 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, January 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 January  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.

Oregonians should contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative serving in the Oregon State Legislature and ask them to reintroduce, support and pass legislation like HB 2803 during in the next legislative session.

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Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

February 3, 2012

In January 2012, county correctional facilities and jails in Clackamas, Jackson, Linn, Lincoln, Marion, NORCOR, Polk, Umatilla, Washington, and Yamhill counties incarcerated 155 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 (1/03/12): 18

Jackson County Jail with ICE Holds (1/04/12): 9

Lincoln County Jail with ICE Holds (1/04/12): 5

Linn County Jail with ICE Holds (1/10/12): 7

Marion County Correctional Facility with ICE Holds (1/11/12): 45

NORCOR (1)  with ICE Holds (1/12/12): 7

Polk County Jail with ICE Holds (1/12/12): 3

Umatilla County Jail (2)  with ICE Holds (1/18/12): 2

Washington County Jail with ICE Holds (1/19/12): 58

Yamhill County Jail with ICE Holds (1/30/12): 1

Total ICE Holds: 155

(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.

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