Driver cards don’t make roads safer

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Driver cards don’t make roads safer

Nov 15, 2013

By DAVID OLEN CROSS

Senate Bill 833, signed into law on May 1 by Governor John Kitzhaber will undermine Senate Bill 1080, legislation passed in 2008 that requires legal presence in the state to obtain an Oregon driver’s license.

Since 2008 the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been required by Oregon law to provide an annual report on the number persons driving without licenses or insurance.

In a report filed in January by DMV Administrator Tom McClellan, he imparts: “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.”

Oregonians should realize by now there was no justification for the legislature and governor to make SB 833 state law this year allowing those without documentation to obtain access to a pseudo-driver’s license — called a driver card.

Looking back to 2012, when opponents to the issuance of driver’s licenses to the undocumented found out about proposed legislation that would change the legal presence requirement to obtain an driver’s license, they asked to participate in what was then called the “Governor’s Driver License Task Force” — they were shut out.

Exclusion of public input continued even after SB 833 was introduced during the regular 2013 legislative session.

To avoid scrutiny or critiques of the legislation, pro-SB 833 legislators dominated with their own testimony most of the time they made available for public oral testimony on the legislation.

It gets worse yet; to avoid further public scrutiny of SB 833, the senators and representatives controlling the legislative process moved the legislation from the senate directly to the House floor for a debate and vote —side-stepping the normal procedure of hearings in both chambers.

To open up the democratic process to citizens shunned by the pro-SB 833 cabal in the governor’s office and state legislature, State Reps. Kim Thatcher and Sal Esquivel, along with Richard F. LaMountain, Vice President of Oregonians For Immigration Reform, stepped forward and placed their names on Oregon referendum 301. The referendum campaign being successful would stop SB 833 from becoming state law on January 1, 2014, and instead place the legislative decision before registered Oregon voters in November 2014.

With guidance from OFIR and Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Committee, Oregonians’ across the state worked together and gathered 70,973 referendum signatures that were turned into the state elections office by the Oct. 4 deadline.

On Friday, Oct. 18, after the first statistical check by state election officials of 1,000 referendum petition signees, election official’s validated the signatures of 58,291 registered Oregon voters, more than the minimum number of signatures the referendum campaign needed to put SB 833 before the state’s voters.

The 70,973 registered Oregon voters who signed the referendum 301 petition did their homework. These Oregonians understand there simply are no data to backup proponents’ claims that making SB 833 a state law will make Oregon’s roads any safer.

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

http://keizertimes.com/2013/11/15/driver-cards-dont-make-roads-safer/

 

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

November 14, 2013

Lars:

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

Monday, November 11th, the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon had 13 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.99% 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. Three of the 13 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Clackamas County Jail were involved in some type of driving crime or violation, 23.08% of the alien jail population.

Monday, November 11th, the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon had 14 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 6.09% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. None of the 14 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Jackson County Jail were involved in any type of driving crime or violation.

Tuesday, November 12th, the Lincoln County Jail in Newport, Oregon had four criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.41% 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 Lincoln County Jail was involved in some type of driving crime or violation, 25.00% of the alien jail population.

Tuesday, November 12th, the Linn County Corrections in Albany, Oregon had five criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.98% of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Two of the five criminal aliens with a U.S. DHS–ICE hold at Linn County Corrections were involved in some type of driving crime or violation, 40.00% of the alien jail population.

Wednesday, November 13th, the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem, Oregon had 28 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 6.84% of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Five of the 28 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the MCCF were involved in some type of driving crime or violation, 17.86% of the alien jail population.

Of the 64 criminal aliens incarcerated in the five preceding county jails and correctional facilities, 11 aliens (17.19 percent) were detained for some type of driving crime or violation.

Thanks to the Lars Larson Show, Oregonians are continually being made aware of the connection between illegal alien presence in the state and alien involvement in driving crimes and violations.

If Lars Larson radio listeners want to help prevent illegal aliens’ ability to drive in the state and harm or kill Oregonians, your listeners should go to the “Protect Oregon Driver Licenses” website (http://www.protectoregondl.org/) where they can learn about the SB 833 referendum (#301) campaign.

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

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Marion County Correctional Facility

Marion County Correctional Facility

November 13, 2013

What follows is information taken from the Marion County Sheriff / Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) website for Inmate / Offender Information, Full Jail Inmate Roster, relating to the number of MCCF prisoners the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has identified as possibly being in the county illegally, U.S. DHS–ICE prisoners charged with drug crimes, and the approximate incarceration cost to Marion County to house its U.S. DHS–ICE jail population (See links).

Total MCCF Inmates: 409

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold: 28

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold: 6.84%

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL METHMPETAMINE: 2

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL METHMPETAMINE: 7.14%

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL HERION: 2

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL HERION: 7.14%

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL COCAINE: 0

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL COCAINE: 0.00%

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL MARIJUANA: 1

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL MARIJUANA: 3.57%

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Inmate Per Day: $107.74

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Day of 28 Inmates with ICE Holds: $3,016.72

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Week of 28 Inmates with ICE Holds: $21,117.04

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Year of 28 Inmates with ICE Holds: $1,101,102.80

http://apps.co.marion.or.us/JailRosters/mccfi_mcso.htm

http://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Institutions/inmateoffender/

For the eleven months of 2013, the MCCF has averaged 32.00 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Linn County Corrections

Linn County Corrections

November 12, 2013

Currently there are five 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. GONZALEZ, HERIBERTO
2. MACIAS-VASQUEZ, JORGE
3. RAMIREZ-HERNANDEZ, ABDON
4. REYES-MEDINA, JOSE DE JES
5. TORRES-NUNEZ, ROGELIO

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

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

Of the 168 inmates incarcerated at Linn County Corrections, the five criminal aliens make up approximately 2.98% of the jail population.

For the eleven months of 2013, Linn County Corrections has averaged 4.54 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Lincoln County Jail

Lincoln County Jail

November 12, 2013

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

1. AVALOS-RAMIREZ, GERMAN
2. GARCIA GONZALEZ, VICTOR
3. GUTIERREZ-REYES, CARLOS
4. HERNANDEZ-PONCE, RICARDO

http://lto.locktrack.com/public/reports/lincol_or_ilist.html

http://www.lincolncountysheriff.net/jail/

Of the 166 inmates incarcerated at the Lincoln County Jail, the four criminal aliens make up approximately 2.41% of the jail population.

For the eleven months of 2013, the Lincoln County Jail has averaged 3.54 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Cards don’t make roads safer

THE LARS LARSON SHOW
Cards don’t make roads safer

Posted on: Nov 11 2013 in Crime, David Cross, Illegal Aliens, Northwest

By David Olen Cross

Originally Posted on The Argus Observer

Senate Bill 833, passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed into law on May 1 by Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber will undermine Senate Bill 1080, legislation passed in 2008 that requires legal presence in the state to obtain an Oregon driver’s license.

Ever since the passage SB 1080, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles has been required by Oregon law (House Bill 3624) to provide an annual report on the number of people driving without licenses or insurance.

In a report filed on Jan. 1 by DMV Administrator Tom McClellan, he imparts: “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.”

Translation: There is no current documentation available since the passage of SB 1080 that more people legally or not legally present in the state are driving unlicensed and uninsured.

Oregonians should realize by now there was no justification for the legislature and governor to make SB 833 state law this year allowing those without documentation to obtain access to a pseudo-driver’s license — called a driver card.

Looking back to 2012, when opponents to the issuance of driver’s licenses to the undocumented found out about proposed legislation that would change the legal presence requirement to obtain an driver’s license, they asked to participate in what was then called the “Governor’s Driver License Task Force” — they were shut out.

Exclusion of public input continued even after SB 833 was introduced during the regular 2013 State Legislature legislative session.

To avoid scrutiny or critiques of the legislation, pro-SB 833 legislators dominated with their own testimony most of the time they made available for public oral testimony on the legislation.

It gets worse yet: To avoid further public scrutiny of SB 833, the Senators and Representatives controlling the legislative process moved the legislation from Senate directly to the House floor for a debate and vote — side-stepping the normal procedure of hearings in both chambers.

To open up the democratic process to citizens shunned by the pro-SB 833 cabal in the governor’s office and state legislature, State Reps. Kim Thatcher and Sal Esquivel, along with Richard F. LaMountain, Vice President of Oregonians For Immigration Reform, stepped forward and placed their names on Oregon referendum 301. The referendum campaign being successful would stop SB 833 from becoming state law on Jan. 1, 2014, and instead place the legislative decision before registered Oregon voters in November 2014.

With guidance from OFIR and Protect Oregon Driver Licenses Committee, Oregonians’ across the state worked together and gathered 70,973 referendum signatures that were turned into the state elections office by the Oct. 4 deadline.

On Friday, Oct. 18, after the first statistical check by state election officials of 1,000 referendum petition signees, election officials validated the signatures of 58,291 registered Oregon voters, more than the minimum number of signatures the referendum campaign needed to put SB 833 before the state’s voters.

The 70,973 registered Oregon voters who signed the referendum 301 petition did their homework. These Oregonians understand there simply are no data to back up proponents’ claims that making SB 833 a state law will make Oregon’s roads any safer.

David Olen Cross of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

http://larslarson.com/cards-dont-make-roads-safer/

 

 

Jackson County Jail

Jackson County Jail

November 11, 2013

Currently there are 14 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. ANGLIN, HECTOR JOEL
2. AVILA,PABLO ARMANDO
3. COLIN-MOTA, MARCO ANTONIO
4. FALCON, YUNIEL
5. GAMEZ-PACHECO, JOSE ANTONIO
6. GONZALEZ-MENDOZA, GUSTAVO
7. MANZO-OREGEL, JUAN REYNOLDO
8. NAVARRO, BALDEMAR
9. NICASIO-ARGUETA, MARIO
10. NUNEZ-GOMEZ, JUAN M
11. PEREZ-IZARA, EDGAR LEONEL
12. ROSALES-ROSALES, SAUL
13. VALENCIA, JOSE
14. VILLEGAS-GARCIA, JAVIER

http://inmate.jacksoncounty.org/

http://jacksoncountyor.org/sheriff/Jail/JailInformation.aspx

Of the 230 inmates that can be incarcerated at the Jackson County Jail, the 14 criminal aliens take up approximately 6.09% of the jails capacity to house inmates.

For the eleven months of 2013, the Jackson County Jail has averaged 11.09 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Clackamas County Jail

Clackamas County Jail

November 11, 2013

Currently there are 13 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. BOBADILLA, JULIO CESAR
2. CARDENASVALDEZ, PEDRO
3. CONTRERASMARIN, MIGUEL
4. CORREAANDRADE, RUBEN
5. DOKUCHAEU, ALEXEY A
6. LOPEZ, MANUEL
7. MUTUMA, DENNIS MWENDA
8. PADILLARIVAS, SAMUEL
9. PICO, MARCOS ANDRES
10. TRAPEROMENDOZA, RAMIRO
11. VARGASGONZALEZ, ALFREDO JOSE
12. VELASQUEZVELASQUEZ, SALOMON
13. VERDUZCOQUEVEDO, NERMA LUCIA

http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/

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

Of the 434 inmates that can be incarcerated at the Clackamas County Jail, the 13 criminal aliens take up approximately 2.99% of the jails capacity to house inmates.

For the eleven months of 2013, the Clackamas County Jail has averaged 18.73 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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Driver cards don’t help

East Oregonian
Driver cards don’t help

Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 5:19 pm

By David Olen Cross | East Oregonian

Senate Bill 833, passed by the Oregon Legislature and signed into law on May 1st by Governor Kitzhaber will undermine Senate Bill 1080, legislation passed in 2008 that requires legal presence in the state to obtain an Oregon Driver License (ODL).

Ever since the passage SB 1080, the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been required by Oregon law (House Bill 3624) to provide an annual report on the number persons driving without licenses or insurance.

In a report filed on Jan. 1 by DMV Administrator Tom McClellan, he imparts: “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.”

Translation, there is no current documentation available since the passage of SB 1080 in 2008 that more people legally or not legally present in the state are driving unlicensed and uninsured.

Oregonians should realize by now there was no justification for the Oregon legislature and governor to make SB 833 state law this year allowing those without documentation to obtain access to a pseudo-ODL — called a driver card.

Looking back to 2012, when opponents to the issuance of ODLs to the undocumented found out about proposed legislation that would change the legal presence requirement to obtain an ODL, they asked to participate in what was then called the “Governor’s Driver License Task Force.”

After repeated requests to the governor’s office by opponents asking to participate or attend Driver License Task Force meetings, they were told the Task Force didn’t exist by state capital employees working in the governor’s office.

Not believing the veracity of employees in the governor’s office claims there was no “Governor’s Driver License Task Force,” opponents filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests addressed to the governor’s office asking for the names of Task Force members and meeting minutes.

Both FOIA requests were denied by the governor’s legal counsel. An appeal was filed and that appeal was rejected by the attorney general’s office.

Thus, opponents representing the public interest were completely shut out.

Exclusion of public input continued even after SB 833 was introduced during the regular 2013 Oregon State Legislature legislative session.

To avoid scrutiny or critiques of the legislation, pro-SB 833 Legislators dominated with their own testimony most of the time they made available for public oral testimony on the legislation. Before hearing from citizens who had signed up to speak in opposition, the Senate Committee Chair invited lengthy testimony from an alleged undocumented mother accompanied by her small child, a political ploy known as “baby waving.”

To open up the democratic process to citizens shunned by the pro-SB 833 cabal in the governor’s office and state legislature, Oregon State representatives stepped forward and placed their names on Oregon referendum 301. The referendum, if successful, would stop SB 833 from becoming state law and place the legislative decision before registered Oregon voters in Nov. 2014.

Oregonians worked together and gathered in just over four months 70,973 referendum signatures that were turned into the state elections office by the Oct. 4 deadline.

The 70,973 thousand registered Oregon voters who signed the referendum 301 petition did their homework. These Oregonians understand there simply are no data to backup proponents’ claims that making SB 833 a state law will make Oregon’s roads any safer.

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David Olen of Salem writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime.

http://www.eastoregonian.com/opinion/other_views/driver-cards-don-t-help/article_dfdb3c90-4813-11e3-ae0a-0019bb2963f4.html

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

November 7, 2013

Lars:

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated October 1, 2013 DOC indicated there were 14,591 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s October 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,172 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,172 criminal aliens incarcerated on October 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 8.03% of the DOC October 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from October 1, 2007 (985 criminal aliens) and October 1, 2013 (1,172 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 187 criminal aliens more than it did on October 1, 2007, an 18.98% increase.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from October 1, 2007 (12,568 domestic criminals) and October 1, 2013 (13,419 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 851 domestic criminals more than it did on October 1, 2007, a 6.77% increase.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from October 1st 2007 – 2013, six years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,038 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 18.01% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,172 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 0-Baker (0.00%); 17-Benton (1.45%); 80-Clackamas (6.82%); 5-Clatsop (0.43%); 3-Columbia (0.25%); 6-Coos (0.51%); 3-Crook (0.25%); 0-Curry (0.00%); 17-Deschutes (1.45%); 7-Douglas (0.60%); 1-Gilliam (0.08%); 0-Grant (0.00%); 0-Harney (0.00%); 6-Hood River (0.51%); 49-Jackson (4.18%); 10-Jefferson (0.85%); 7-Josephine (0.60%); 11-Klamath (0.94%); 0-Lake (0.00); 54-Lane (4.61%); 8-Lincoln (0.68%); 25-Linn (2.13%); 11-Malheur (0.94%); 284-Marion (24.23%); 5-Morrow (0.43%); 270-Multnomah (23.04%); 1-OOS (0.08%); 20-Polk (1.71%); 0-Sherman (0.00%); 5-Tillamook (0.43%); 18-Umatilla (1.53%); 5-Union (0.43); 0-Wallowa (0.00%); 3-Wasco (0.25%); 213-Washington (18.17%); 0-Wheeler (0.00%); and 28-Yamhill (2.39%).

Your listeners should be aware the types of crime committed against their fellow Oregonians by the 1,172 criminal aliens.

A review of the 1,172 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 3-arsons (0.25%); 124-assaults (10.58%); 23-burglaries (1.96%); 19-driving offenses (1.62%); 178-drugs (15.19%); 0-escape (0.00%); 3-forgeries (0.25%); 150-homicides (12.80%); 47-kidnappings (4.01%); 58-others (4.95%); 172-rapes (14.67%); 75-robberies (6.40%); 212-sex abuses (18.09%); 92-sodomies (7.85%); 11-thefts (0.94%); and 5-vehicle thefts (0.43%).

Listeners should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,172 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,172 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 7-Canada (0.60%); 8-Cuba (0.68%); 15-El Salvador (1.28%); 30-Guatemala (2.56%); 13-Honduras (1.11%); 7-Laos (0.60%); 961-Mexico (82.00%); 7-Philippines (0.60%); 85-others (7.25%); 8-Russia (0.68%); 14-Ukraine (1.19%); and 17-Vietnam (1.45%).

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 incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($84.81) per day to incarcerate (See link).

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,172 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($99,397.32) per day, ($695,781.24) per week, and ($36,280,021.80) per year.

None of my preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,172 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, October 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, maim or poison Oregonians.

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

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