SB 833: Public safety argument for driver’s license law not valid

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Guest Editorial: SB 833: Public safety argument for driver’s license law not valid

July 29, 2013, 12 minutes ago • By David Olen Cross

The action by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and the state Legislature on Senate Bill 833, granting some form of Oregon driver’s license to foreign nationals illegally present in the state, passed in part under the pretense that the legislation was a matter of public safety.

But the new law is disconnected from reality, considering the previous dangers illegal alien drivers have posed to Oregonians.

In an annual report filed on Jan. 1 by Tom McClellan, administrator of the Department of Motor Vehicles, he says: “Four years after implementing a legal presence requirement in Oregon, changes in driver licensing requirements have not had a major impact on the rate of unlicensed and uninsured driving.”

Before the passage in 2008 of legislation requiring that drivers show legal presence, the state did issue driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. But that didn’t seem to motivate them, in the name of public safety, to obtain automobile insurance or in some cases even have a valid driver’s license. Here are seven victims whose lives were extinguished violently and prematurely by those illegal present that chose to drive their motor vehicles impaired and recklessly.

Judyth Anne Cox, a 66-year old wife and mother of two, was killed in Yamhill County on Dec. 3, 2007 by Mexican national Ignacio Merendon-Zerega. He had six prior DUIIs. Merendon-Zerega had no driver’s license or insurance.

Carma Colleen Smith, a 52-year old wife and mother of seven, was killed in Yamhill County on May 11, 2008, (Mothers Day) by Mexican national Leonel Zurita-Loeza. He was on a diversion for a previous DUII at the time he killed Smith. Zurita-Loeza had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Justin Daniel Dougherty, a 23-year old single father of one, was killed in Lane County on March 4, 2008, by Mexican national Eduardo Gutierrez-Duarte. He had a previous DUII in 2004. Gutierrez-Duarte had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Kay Blaser, a 26-year old mother of one, was killed in Clackamas County on Oct. 12, 2008 by Mexican national Fernando Deanda-Moreno. He had no driver’s license or insurance.

Barbara Jean Bier, a 52-year old wife and mother of seven, was killed in Polk County on Nov. 21, 2008, by Martin Martinez-Aguilar, who had a driver’s license but no insurance.

Albert Lloyd Rowland, a 53-year old homeless man, was killed in Multnomah County on May 13, 2010, by Mexican national Alvaro Lugos-Ponce, who had no driver’s license or insurance.

John Zupan (founder of Zupan’s Markets), a 66-year old father of two, was killed in Multnomah County on Aug. 30, 2011, by Mexican national Edy Porfirio Reynoso-Ramirez. He had no driver’s license or insurance.

The driver’s licenses of these illegal aliens who possessed them have been revoked or suspended. But their criminal driving history may not prevent them from driving again in the state.

Problematic with SB 833 is the law could allow some of these killers to use a Mexican matricula consular card to re-obtain a valid driver’s license or driver privilege card.

If past history is any indicator, SB 833 is a law that may once again open up Oregon’s highways and streets to the slaughter of its citizens by foreign nationals illegally present in the state.

Oregon registered voters concerned about the real public safety of the residents of the state have a chance through the referendum process to stop SB 833 from becoming state law. Voters wanting to decide for themselves on whether illegal aliens should be allowed to drive in the state should go to the “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses” website (http://www.protectoregondl.org/), download the signature sheet, sign it, and mail it to the referendum’s petitioners.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime (docfnc@yahoo.com).

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Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

Oregon County Correctional Facilities and Jails Report

July 29, 2013

In July 2013, county correctional facilities and jails in Clackamas, Jackson, Linn, Lincoln, Marion, NORCOR, Polk, Umatilla, Washington, and Yamhill counties incarcerated 156 criminal aliens for various crimes that had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Holds placed on them by U.S.DHS–ICE agents.

Clackamas County Jail with ICE Holds (7/08/13): 24

Jackson County Jail with ICE Holds (7/08/13): 10

Lincoln County Jail with ICE Holds (7/10/13): 2

Linn County Jail with ICE Holds (7/10/13): 5

Marion County Correctional Facility with ICE Holds (7/11/13): 32

NORCOR (1) with ICE Holds (7/11/13): 9

Polk County Jail with ICE Holds (7/12/13): 4

Umatilla County Jail (2) with ICE Holds (7/15/13): 11

Washington County Jail with ICE Holds (7/16/13): 55

Yamhill County Jail with ICE Holds (7/16/13): 4

Total ICE Holds: 156

(1) NORCOR, an acronym for Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facilities, incarcerates prisoners for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman, and Gilliam 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 seven months of 2013, the preceding 10 county correctional facilities and jails incarcerated an average of 148.43 criminal aliens per day with U.S. DHS–ICE Holds.

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Jackson County: Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations Issue a Prescription of Death

Jackson County: Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations Issue a Prescription of Death

July 27, 2013

By David Olen Cross

According to the Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program (HITDA), 2013 Threat Assessment and Counter-Drug Strategy, report most of the illicit drugs smuggled into Jackson County are sourced from Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs).

On June 4th the Oregon Medical Examiner (OME) reported 223 deaths in 2012 were caused by the illicit drugs; the preceding number of drug deaths being third highest number since 2002. The types of drugs by the numbers that killed 223 of the state’s residents last year were 147 from heroin, 19 from cocaine, 93 from methamphetamine or 33 from a combination of the preceding drugs.

When it came to illicit drug related deaths in the state last year, according to the OME, Jackson County was tied for second with Marion County with 19 illicit drug related deaths (10 heroin, zero cocaine, 11 methamphetamine or one from a combination of drugs); the county experienced its highest number of drug related deaths in seven years.

Putting these numbers into perspective, Jackson County experienced 8.52 percent of the states illicit drug deaths, a 111.11 percent increase in drug deaths from the previous year.

Looking at the last seven years of OME reports of illicit drug related deaths, here is where Jackson County ranked by number and percentage of those drug deaths:

– OME reported 213 illicit drug deaths in 2006, the county had 6 drug deaths (2.82 percent);
– OME reported 212 illicit drug deaths in 2007, the county had 10 drug deaths (4.72 percent);
– OME reported 229 illicit drug deaths in 2008, the county had 7 drug deaths (3.06 percent);
– OME reported 213 illicit drug deaths in 2009, the county had 5 drug deaths (2.35 percent);
– OME reported 200 illicit drug deaths in 2010, the county had 3 drug deaths (1.50 percent);
– OME reported 240 illicit drug deaths in 2011, the county had 9 drug deaths (3.75 percent);
– OME reported 223 illicit drug deaths in 2012, the county had 19 drug deaths (8.52 percent).

Totaling the preceding numbers from seven years of OME reports, Jackson County had 59 of the 1,530 illicit drug related deaths recorded in the state; 3.86 percent of the states drug deaths.

Moving beyond the OME report’s past body counts, a look at the current Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison population gives a picture of who is most likely dealing the drugs killing the states / county’s residents.

On June 1st in the DOC prison system there were 162 foreign nationals (prisoners with immigration detainers) incarcerated for drug crimes, 148 of those prisoners declared their country of origin as being Mexico, that’s 91.36 percent of the foreign nationals in prison for drug crimes.

Locally, cases adjudicated in Jackson County Circuit Courts have sent 23 Mexican nationals to serve time in DOC prisons, 15.54 percent of the Mexicans in prison for drug crimes; the county was third of 36 Oregon counties in the number of Mexican nationals locked up for drug crimes in the state’s prisons.

As recently as July 8th, the Jackson County Jail incarcerated 10 prisoners with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers, a strong sign federal immigration officials believe those individuals may be in the country illegally; two of those individuals with ICE detainers were charged with drug crimes, that’s 25.00 percent of the prisoners with ICE detainers at the jail.

For the first seven months of the year, the Jackson County Jail has averaged has averaged approximately 10 prisoners per day with ICE detainers; included in the preceding number, over the same period of time the jail has averaged approximately three prisoners per day with ICE detainers charged with drug crimes.

What should Jackson County’s elected officials responsible public safety of the residents of the county do to takeout current and future Mexican DTOs operating or that may operate in the county?

To deal with the Mexican DTOs operating in the county, the Jackson County Commissioners and Jackson County Sheriff’s Department should seek out any and all economic resources they can find from federal, state or local government sources to continue the Sheriff’s Department involvement in the Medford Area Drug Gang Enforcement Team (MADGE) and Southern Oregon Multi-Agency Marijuana Eradication and Reclamation (SOMMER), both effective interagency drug teams fighting foreign drug traffickers operating in the county.

With the number of inmates at the Jackson County Jail having federal immigration detainers also being held for drug crimes, the county’s plans to expand the leasing of additional jail beds to federal law enforcement agencies like ICE and U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) is a good place to start in seeking out additional economic resources to fight the Mexican DTOs; the stationing of ICE agents at the jail may actually send a strong message to foreign drug traffickers that the county is no place for foreign drug criminals.

To reduce future drug deaths in the county, to keep the Mexican DTOs in-check, to keep the DTOs from easily distributing DTO drugs, drugs that are killing far too many of the county’s residents, the Commissioners and Sheriff’s Department should continue the county’s strong focus on enforcement of the state’s dugs laws.

Finally, the Jackson County Commissioners and Jackson Sheriff’s Department should put aside any concerns about increased enforcement of the state drug’s laws through a closer working relationship with federal law enforcement agencies like ICE and USMS offending the county’s Hispanic community, many whom are undocumented residents, because the illicit drugs killing the county’s residents don’t discriminate against any one communities race, religion, country of origin or immigration status.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com.

https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/jackson-county-mexican-drug-trafficking-organizations-issue-a-prescription-of-death/

 

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

July 25, 2013

Lars:

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

In July 2013, county correctional facilities and jails in Clackamas, Jackson, Linn, Lincoln, Marion, NORCOR, Polk, Umatilla, Washington, and Yamhill counties incarcerated 156 criminal aliens for various crimes that had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally.

Clackamas County Jail with ICE Holds (7/08/13): 24

Jackson County Jail with ICE Holds (7/08/13): 10

Lincoln County Jail with ICE Holds (7/10/13): 2

Linn County Jail with ICE Holds (7/10/13): 5

Marion County Correctional Facility with ICE Holds (7/11/13): 32

NORCOR (1) with ICE Holds (7/11/13): 9

Polk County Jail with ICE Holds (7/12/13): 4

Umatilla County Jail (2) with ICE Holds (7/15/13): 11

Washington County Jail with ICE Holds (7/16/13): 55

Yamhill County Jail with ICE Holds (7/16/13): 4

Total ICE Holds: 156

(1) NORCOR, an acronym for Northern Oregon Regional Correction Facilities, incarcerates prisoners for Hood River, Wasco, Sherman and Gilliam 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 seven months of 2013, the preceding 10 county correctional facilities and jails incarcerated an average of 148.43 criminal aliens per day with U.S. DHS–ICE Holds.

This week let us take your radio listeners on an in depth look on the connection of illegal aliens being permitted to drive in the state and how that may connect to those alien’s ability to distribute drugs.

First, let us look at alien driving crimes; of the 156 criminal aliens incarcerated in the preceding 10 correctional facilities and jails, 45 or 28.85 percent of those criminal aliens were charged with some type of driving crime or violation.

Second, let us look at drug crimes; of the 156 criminal aliens incarcerated in the preceding 10 correctional facilities and jails, 26 or 16.67 percent of those criminal aliens were charged with some type of drug crime.

Often connected with illegal aliens charged with driving crimes or violations are those also charged with drug crimes; sixof the 45 criminal aliens or 13.33 percent were charged with both driving and drug crimes.

If Lars Larson radio listeners who are registered Oregon voters want the opportunity to hinder illegal alien ability to drive and distribute illicit drugs in the state, your listeners should go to the “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses” referendum website (http://www.protectoregondl.org or http://www.protectoregondl.com) and download signature sheet, print it out, sign it, and mail their signature sheet to the petitioners.

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

July 18, 2013

Lars:

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

Monday, July 8th, the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon had 24 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 5.53% 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 country illegally. Five of the 24 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Clackamas County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 20.83% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine and Heroin).

Monday, July 8th, the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon had 10 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 4.35% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Two of the 10 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Jackson County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 20.00% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine).

Wednesday, July 10th, the Lincoln County Jail in Newport, Oregon had two criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 1.23% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Neither of the two criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Lincoln County Jail was involved in any type of drug crime.

Wednesday, July 10th, the Linn County Corrections in Albany, Oregon had five criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. One of the five criminal aliens with a U.S. DHS–ICE hold at Linn County Corrections was involved in some type of drug crime, 20.00% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine).

Thursday, July 11th, the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem, Oregon had 32 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 7.75% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Eight of the 32 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the MCCF were involved in some type of drug crime, 25.00% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine, Heroin and Marijuana).

Thursday, July 11th, the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections (NORCOR) in The Dalles, Oregon had nine criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 10.71% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. One of the nine criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at NORCOR was involved in some type of drug crime, 11.11% of the alien jail population (Cocaine).

Friday, July 12th, the Polk County Jail in Dallas, Oregon had four criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 3.57% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. One of the four criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Polk County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 25.00% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine and Cocaine).

Monday, July 15th, the Umatilla County Jail in Pendleton, Oregon had 11 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 6.63% of the jail population the United States (U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. None of the 11 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Umatilla County Jail were involved in any type of drug crime.

Tuesday, July 16th, the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro, Oregon had 55 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 9.61% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Seven of the 55 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Washington County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 12.73% of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine, Cocaine and Marijuana).

Tuesday, July 16th, the Yamhill County Jail in McMinnville, Oregon had four criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.18% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. One of the four criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Yamhill County Jail was involved in some type of drug crime, 25.00% of the alien jail population (Racketeering).

Of the 156 criminal aliens incarcerated in the 10 preceding county jails and correctional facilities, 26 aliens (16.67 percent) were detained for some type of drug crime.

By now I hope Lars Larson listeners are making the connection between illegal alien presence in the state and alien involvement in illicit drug trafficking.

If Lars Larson radio listeners who are registered Oregon voters want the opportunity to hinder illegal alien ability to distribute illicit drugs in the state, your listeners should go to the “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses” referendum website (http://www.protectoregondl.org/ or http://www.protectoregondl.com) and download a signature sheet, print it out, sign it, and mail their signature sheet to the petitioners.

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

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Yamhill County Jail

Yamhill County Jail

July 16, 2013

Currently there is four 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. GONZALEZ, ROGELIO MARTINEZ
2. GRANADOS, JUAN ESPINOZA
3. JUAREZ, PEDRO SERRATO
4. MALDONADO, JUAN DANIEL ORTIZ

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/jailinmate/ICURRENT.HTM

http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/yamhill-county-jail

Of the 183 inmates incarcerated at the Yamhill County Jail, the four criminal aliens make up 2.18% of the jail population.

For the seven months of 2013, the Yamhill County Jail has averaged 4.71 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Washington County Jail

Washington County Jail

July 16, 2013

Currently there are 55 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 55 criminal aliens make up approximately 9.61% of the jail population (See link).

1. ACEVES-GALLO, JAVIER
2. ALVAREZ-TREJO, LORENA
3. ARREOLA, JOSE LUIS
4. AVALOS-PINA, MANUEL
5. BARRIGA-AVALOS, GERARDO
6. BENITEZ-BAHENA, OSCAR
7. BUKOVSKAYA, ALEKSANDRA
8. CISNEROS, JUAN MANUEL
9. COTOC-SANCHEZ, JUAN ALBERTO
10. CRUZ-MARQUEZ, EMILIO
11. CRUZ-SANTIAGO, PEDRO
12. CUERO-ARROYO, ANDRES OSWALDO
13. ENRIQUE, LINO
14. FUENTES-RAMOS, ROGELIO
15. GARCIA-CELIS, BENITO
16. GARCIA-PINEDA, SERGIO
17. GORDON, GERSON RENE
18. HERNANDEZ-ALONZO, BALTAZAR
19. HERNANDEZ-CAMACHO, EDGAR
20. HERNANDEZ-MOYA, LUIS GERARDO
21. IRAETA-MARTINEZ, JOSE
22. LARIOS-GONZALEZ, PABLO
23. LAZARO-LEON, JOSE LUIS
24. LOPEZ-MINJAREZ, PETRONILO
25. LOPEZ-PEREZ, ALEXIS
26. MADRIGAL-MARTINEZ, MARIA D
27. MECILLAS-LOPEZ, LUIS A
28. MORALES-VARGAS, PEDRO
29. NEAL, MELISSA
30. OVALLE, LIZETH ANAIS
31. PABLO-HERNANDEZ, VIRGILIO
32. PAHUA-PAHUA, SERAFIN
33. PEREZ, HJALMAR C
34. PEREZ-MORALES, CHRISTIAN J
35. PINAL-LEYVA, EDGARDO
36. PINEDA-JUAREZ, MARIO
37. PONCE, EDUARDO
38. PUC-AGUILAR, JESUS GEOVANNY
39. REYES, JAVIER
40. RODRIGUEZ-BARRAGAN, DAVID
41. ROMERO-CRUZ, CESAR
42. SANTIAGO-JOSE, ISAIAS
43. SATEY-SAY, MIGUEL MODESTO
44. SOTO-BENITEZ, MODESTO ANSELMO
45. TIPAZ-CASTRO, ALVARO
46. TOKUYAMA, KYOKO
47. VASQUEZ-HERNANDEZ, BENITO
48. VASQUEZ-SANTIAGO, ELOY
49. VASQUEZ-SANTIAGO, MOISES
50. VELAZQUEZ-CANDIA, GABRIEL
51. VELAZQUEZ-GARCIA, CARLOS ALBERT
52. VENTURA-MACHIC, ROBERTO
53. VOLYNETS-VASYLCHENKO, VLADYSAV
54. ZACARIAS-ARGUELLO, CORNELIO
55. ZAVALA-MARTINEZ, JOSE ANTONIO

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 55 criminal aliens at the Washington County Jail is ($6,050.00) per day, ($42,350.00) per week, or ($2,208,250.00) per year.

For the seven months of 2013, the Washington County Jail has averaged 53.43 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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