Gilliam no longer represents district

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Independent

Letters to the editor

Created on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 01:00 | Written by Independent readers |

Gilliam no longer represents district

To the editor:

The Oregon primary election process is the time when partisan voters can sweep from public office incumbents they believe no longer represent them. Case in point: Vic Gilliam, the current state representative for House District 18.

Historically, the Marion County Republican Party in 2011, and more recently, the Oregon Republican Party in 2013, have opposed driver’s licenses for those who can’t prove legal presence in the country.

During the 2013 Oregon State Legislature legislative session Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of Senate Bill 833, legislation that was passed and signed into law that would grant driver cards to illegal immigrants.

After the legislation passed, more than 71,000 Oregon voters signed a Referendum 301 signature sheet that will put the SB 833 driver card legislation before voters in November 2014.

In an example of legislative arrogance, during the 2014 legislative session, Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of House Bill 4054, legislation that would have rewritten the ballot title of Referendum 301 in an attempt to obscure the consequences of the legislation from voters.

Republicans in HD18 have a better choice to represent them in Salem: His name is David Darnell and his campaign promise is “I will vote like a Republican should.”

David Cross

Salem

http://www.pamplinmedia.com/wbi/153-opinion/218847-79500-letters-to-the-editor

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Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

April 24, 2014

Lars:

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

This week we put another face to alien crime in the state for your radio listeners — the most common alien criminal activity that occurs in our state — sex abuse.

Some historical facts: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Hermes Franca De Barros, at that time age 37, was arraigned in a Clackamas County Circuit Court on seven counts of First-Degree Sexual Abuse and two counts of Second-Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration.

On Wednesday, January 4, 2012 De Barros plead guilty in a Clackamas County Court to one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration and one count of attempted First-Degree Sexual Abuse of a girl under 14 years of age.

Subsequently he was sentenced by a county circuit court judge to 42 months in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system.

Apparently while De Barros was incarcerated at the Clackamas County Jail Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents monitoring jail intakes never placed an immigration detainer on him.

Fortunately ICE agents caught their oversight of not placing an immigration detainer on him at the county jail by doing so while he was in incarcerated in the DOC prison system.

An ICE press release from April 23, 2014 announced that Hermes Franca De Barros was being deported, “ICE deports Oregon mixed martial arts fighter to Brazil” (See link).

http://www.ice.gov/news/releases/1404/140423seattle.htm

Here is an important quote from the ICE press release:

“If not for prison officials honoring an ICE detainer, Mr. De Barros would have been released into the community and free to reoffend,” — Nathalie Asher, Field Office Director for ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Seattle, who oversees immigration enforcement in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

Some fast facts:

– On March 1, 2014 the DOC prison system incarcerated 1,147 criminal aliens (prisoners with immigration detainers); 210 of those alien prisoners (18.31 percent) were serving time for sex abuse;

– Clackamas County Circuit Courts have sent 13 of the 210 criminal aliens (6.19 percent of the aliens) who were serving time on March 1st in the DOC prison system for sex abuse;

– Marion County Circuit Courts have sent 47 of the 210 criminal aliens (22.38 percent of the aliens) who were serving time on March 1st in the DOC prison system for sex abuse;

– Multnomah County Circuit Courts have sent 36 of the 210 criminal aliens (17.14 percent of the aliens) who were serving time on March 1st in the DOC prison system for sex abuse;

– Washington County Circuit Courts have sent 47 of the 210 criminal aliens (22.38 percent of the aliens) who were serving time on March 1st in the DOC prison system for sex abuse.

A troubling fact, at this point in time, the Oregon County Sheriff’s of the four preceding counties have announced that they will no longer hold suspected criminal aliens on just an immigration detainer alone.

Hopefully the Sheriff’s of Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah and Washington counties will reconsider the recent changes they made in immigration detainer policy because there is a lesson to be learned from the Hermes Franca De Barros case — sometimes it takes time for immigration authorities to identify foreign national criminals who prey on the weakest among us — particularly those individuals who perpetrate crimes on children.

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

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Vic Gilliam no longer votes like a Republican

Statesman Journal
A GANNETT COMPANY

Letter: Vic Gilliam no longer votes like a Republican

SAL 5:27 p.m. PDT April 23, 2014

The Oregon primary election process is the time and place where partisan voters can sweep from public office incumbents they deem no longer represent them.

Case in point: Vic Gilliam, the current Republican state representative for House District 18.

Historically, the Marion County Republican Party in 2011 and more recently the Oregon Republican Party in 2013 have opposed driver licenses for those who can’t prove legal presence in the country.

During the 2013 legislative session, Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of SB 833, legislation that was passed and signed into law that would grant driver cards to persons illegally in the country.

A reminder: More than 71,000 Oregon voters signed a Referendum 301 signature sheet that now puts the SB 833 driver card legislation before voters in November 2014.

During the 2014 legislative session, Rep. Gilliam was a sponsor of House Bill 4054, legislation that would have rewritten the ballot title of Referendum 301 in an attempt to obscure the consequences of the legislation from voters.

Republicans in HD 18 have a better choice to represent them in the state’s capital. His name is David Darnell. His campaign promise is, “I will vote like a Republican should.”

David Olen Cross

Salem

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/04/23/letter-vic-gilliam-no-longer-votes-like-a-republican/8074757/

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

April 17, 2014

Lars:

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

The criminal alien story of the week are the ramifications of a federal court opinion and order rendered on April 11, 2014 by Janice M. Stewart, United States Magistrate Judge, in the case of Maria Miranda-Olivares v. Clackamas County (Case No. 3:12-cv-02317-ST).

The federal court decision may affect the way those responsible for county jails and correctional faculties’ public access websites across the state choose reveal prisoner immigration status online.

If jails across the state choose to remove immigration detainers, more commonly known as Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) Holds from those suspected of being in the country, crime victims may find it difficult to determine whether or not the criminal who victimized them was a foreign national — victims of crime will find it very difficult to tract foreign national criminals released from the Oregon prison system and county jails who have completed their state or local sanctions and been transfer to federal immigration authorities for removal from the country.

The fourth estate, public media outlets, hardcopy and electronic, will find it difficult to report on the impact of foreign nation crime has on the communities they serve.

At this time, four Northwest Oregon county jails that have historically incarcerated the most prisoners with ICE Holds have chosen to respond to the federal court decision by changing the way they report immigration status:

– The Clackamas County Jail at this time on its public access website is indicating whether or not prisoners have immigration detainers with the disclaimer Immigration Hold – Not a Lodgeable offense;

– The Marion County Correctional Facility at this time is no longer on its public access website indicating whether or not prisoners have immigration detainers;

– The Multnomah County Jail at this time is no longer on its public access website indicating whether or not prisoners have immigration detainers;

– The Washington County Jail at this time at this time is no longer on its public access website indicating whether or not prisoners have immigration detainers.

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

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Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities

Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities

April 14, 2014

Currently there are six Foreign Nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated at Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities (NORCOR) in The Dalles, 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 (See links).

1. BERISTAIN LUNA, ANDRES
2. CHAMONICA SALGUERO, BRAULIO
3. FRANCO, MIGUEL ANGEL
4. PEREZ NAVARRETE, RAMON
5. REYES, JERONIMO HERNANDEZ
6. REYES GARCIA, GABRIEL

http://www.norcor.co/eagle/ICURRENT.HTM

http://www.norcor.co/

Of the 93 inmates incarcerated at NORCOR, the six criminal aliens make up 6.45% of the jail population.

For the four months of 2014, NORCOR has averaged 3.75 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

April 10, 2014

Lars:

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

Tuesday, April 8th, the Clackamas County Jail in Oregon City, Oregon had 12 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 2.76 percent 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. Eight of the 12 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Clackamas County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 66.67 percent of the alien jail population (Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cocaine).

Tuesday, April 8th, the Jackson County Jail in Medford, Oregon had nine criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 3.91 percent of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Two of the nine criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the Jackson County Jail were involved in some type of drug crime, 22.22 percent of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine and Heroin).

Wednesday, April 9th, the Lincoln County Jail in Newport, Oregon had one criminal alien incarcerated at the jail, 0.62 percent of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. The one criminal alien with a U.S. DHS–ICE hold at the Lincoln County Jail was not involved in any type of drug crime.

Thursday, April 10th, the Linn County Corrections in Albany, Oregon had one criminal alien incarcerated at the jail, 0.56 percent of the jail population U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. The one criminal alien with a U.S. DHS–ICE hold at the Linn County Jail was not involved in any type of drug crime.

Thursday, April 10th, the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem, Oregon had 36 criminal aliens incarcerated at the jail, 8.55 percent of the jail population the U.S. DHS–ICE agents had identified as possibly being in the country illegally. Six of the 36 criminal aliens with U.S. DHS–ICE holds at the MCCF were involved in some type of drug crime, 16.67 percent of the alien jail population (Methamphetamine and Heroin).

Of the 59 criminal aliens incarcerated in the five preceding county jails and correctional facilities, 16 aliens (27.12 percent) were detained for some type of drug crime.

Some fast facts:

– On March 1, 2014 the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system incarcerated 1,147 criminal aliens (prisoners with immigration detainers); 173 of those alien prisoners (15.08 percent) were serving time for drug crimes;

– Of all the 1,034 prisoners, 861 domestic and 173 foreign national, incarcerated in the in the DOC prison system on March 1st for drugs crimes, alien prisoners made up 16.73 percent of the prison population serving time for drug crimes.

Lars, the second full week of April 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

April 10, 2014

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) agents have 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 ICE jail population (See links):

Total MCCF Inmates:421

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold: 36

1. ARENAS-GARCIA, MIGUEL ANGEL
2. ARROYO-MARCELINO, LUCIO
3. BARRIOS-ROMERO, OSCAR
4. BAUTISTA-VARGAS, RAMON
5. CUICAHUA-CHIPAHUA, JAVIER
6. DELGADO-CASTILLO, EDGAR EFRAIN
7. GALLARDO-TENERIO, NICODEMUS
8. GARCIA-BALLESTEROS, ALVARO
9. GARCIA-SANTOS, CARLOS
10. GONZALEZ-MARTINEZ, ROBERTO
11. HERNANDEZ-HERNANDEZ, SILVESTRE
12. LEMUS, JOSE MORENO
13. LONGORIA-SAGASTE, ANGEL SALVADOR
14. LOPEZ-RUIZ, MARGARITA
15. MADRIGAL-CAMACHO, ALEJANDRO
16. MARTINEZ-DELAROSA, JUAN
17. MENDOZA, ISIDRO
18. NAVARRO-RAMIREZ, RUBEN
19. NGO, TINH TRUNG
20. OMANA-SOTO, JOAQUIN
21. ORDINOLA-MENDOZA, JOSUE
22. ORTIZ-CONTRERAS, HUMBERTO
23. ORTIZ-HUERTA, JESUS
24. PALERMO-HERNANDEZ, RAYMUNDO
25. PARTIDA-JIMENEZ, JAVIER
26. RODRIGUEZ-NAVA, JOSE MARCOS
27. SANCHEZ-TISTA, ANTONIO
28. SANTOS, RAYMUNDO
29. SANTOS-CARRASCO, URBANO
30. TORRES-MORALES, FELIPE
31. TORRES-MORALES, GASPAR
32. TORRES-MORALES, MATEO
33. TORRES-SANTIZO, JUAN
34. VELAZQUEZ-FERNANDEZ, JOSE DANIEL
35. VILLANUEVA, GUSTAVO
36. ZURITA-VELASQUEZ, ISIDRO

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold: 8.55%

Total MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL METHMPETAMINE: 5

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL METHMPETAMINE: 13.89%

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

Percent MCCF Inmates with ICE Hold POS/DEL HERION: 2.78%

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: 0

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

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Inmate Per Day: $107.74

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Day of 36 Inmates with ICE Holds: $3,878.64

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Week of 36 Inmates with ICE Holds: $27,150.48

MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Year of 36 Inmates with ICE Holds: $1,415,703.60

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

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

For the four months of 2014, the MCCF has averaged 30.50 criminal aliens per day at the jail.

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