Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

September 28, 2012


According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated September 1, 2012 DOC indicated there were 14,196 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s September 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,240 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,240 criminal aliens incarcerated on September 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 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 8.73 percent of the DOC September 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from September 1, 2008 (1,081 criminal aliens) and September 1, 2012 (1,240 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 159 criminal aliens more than it did on September 1, 2008, a 14.71 percent increase.

This month let us focus on the Oregon county with the most criminal aliens in the DOC prison system.

On September 1st, Multnomah County had 282 criminal aliens (22.74 percent) of the aliens in DOC prisons.

Your listeners should be aware the types of crime committed against Multnomah County residents by criminal aliens, no matter what their immigration status, all victims of the 282 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 282 criminal aliens sent to DOC prisons from Multnomah County by numbers per crime equated to the following: 2-arsons, 24-assaults, 4-burglaries, 8-driving offenses, 53-drugs, 0-escapes, 1-forgery, 48-homicides, 9-kidnappings, 7-others (different types of crime not listed in inmate population profile), 32-rapes, 27-robberies, 39-sex abuses, 21-sodomies, 2-thefts, and 5-vehicle thefts.

Aliens sent to prison from Multnomah County committed high percentages of the following crimes committed by the DOC criminal alien population: 50.00 percent of the arsons; 18.75 percent of the assaults; 15.38 percent of the burglaries; 27.59 percent of the driving crimes; 30.81 percent of the drug crimes; 25.00 percent of the forgeries; 31.37 percent of the homicides; 18.00 percent of the kidnappings; 18.08 percent of the rapes; 33.33 percent of the robberies; 16.74 percent of the sex abuses; 22.10 percent of the sodomies; 16.67 percent of the thefts; and 71.43 percent of the vehicle thefts.

Lars Larson listeners should be aware of the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 282 criminal aliens sent to DOC prisons from Multnomah County.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 282 criminal aliens sent to DOC prisons from Multnomah County equated to the following: 10-Cuba, 9-Guatemala, 5-Laos, 208-Mexico, 39-others (from various countries), and 11-Vietnam.

A disturbing fact, Mexican nationals made of 73.76 percent of the criminal aliens sent to prison from the county.

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 the residents of the state.

A individual prisoner in the DOC prison system costs approximately ($82.48) per day to incarcerate

The cost to Oregonians (Multnomah County residents) to incarcerate 282 criminal aliens is approximately ($23,259.36) per day, ($162,815.52) per week, and ($8,896,666.40) per year.

None of the preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 282 criminal aliens sent to prison from Multnomah County include the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), court costs, or cost estimates to cover victim assistance.

Back to the big picture, the State of Oregon (which includes Multnomah County and City of Portland) 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, September 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws.

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

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, the last full week of September and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.



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