Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

July 10, 2014


It has been an interesting first full week in the month of July when it comes to foreign national crime here in the State of Oregon.

This week we reach beyond the State of Oregon into the heart of the Country of Mexico to examine how up to 52 thousand very young illegal immigrants from countries as far away as Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are showing up on the United States Southern border with Mexico.

After researching the topic of how these young illegal immigrants are showing up on America’s border with Mexico, I discovered that these foreign nationals seeking to illegally enter the United States are riding freight trains.

Multiple news sources have reported these young illegal immigrants are using the freight trains operated by two multi-national publically traded companies, Kansas City Southern (KCS) and Ferrosur’s (A railway subsidiary of GrupoMexico, a mining and railroad conglomerate), to get to the U.S. border with Mexico.

I placed the following question via e-mail to KCS company public and governmental relations officials in the United States and Mexico:

What is Kansas City Southern doing to keep illegal immigrants from Central America from riding the company’s Mexican subsidiary Kansas City Southern de Mexico’s freight trains from Southern Mexico to the United States border with that country?

Earlier today, I received from a KCS official what can best be described as a declaimer statement on what the company is doing in conjunction with federal government immigration officials in both countries to keep illegal immigrants off company trains traversing Mexico.

Some fast facts:

– On June 1, 2014 the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system incarcerated 1,121 criminal aliens (prisoners with immigration detainers).

– Four countries made up the majority of foreign nationals incarcerated by number and percentage in the DOC prison system: 907 Mexicans, 80.91 percent; 32 Guatemalans, 2.85 percent; 15 Salvadorans, 1.34 percent; and 11 Hondurans, 0.98 percent.

– The preceding counties combined accounted for 86.10 percent of the foreign nationals in the state’s prison system.

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


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