Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

October 2, 2014


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

This week we once again put face to alien crime in the state for your radio listeners.

The news media reported on Friday, September 19th, that Francisco Aguirre, a Salvadoran national, ex-con drug trafficker alleged drunk driver who illegally reinterred the county took sanctuary in the Augustana Lutheran Church after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents failed to arrest Aguirre at the Clackamas County Jail or at his residence.

What follows is a list of issues of what is terribly wrong about ICE, the City of Portland and the Lutheran Church’s failure to properly deal with Francisco Aguirre:

First, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent’s failed to place an arrest warrant for Francisco Aguirre after he was arrested by local law enforcement for DUII and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.

A reminder, the Clackamas County Jail, in reaction to a federal lawsuit and a landmark federal court decision in April of this year against the jail, will no longer to hold foreign national criminals like Aguirre for ICE officials unless immigration officials place a warrant for the alien’s arrest.

Second, according to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents failed to have an arrest warrant for Francisco Aguirre, even after he was released from the jail, when agents attempted to pick him up at his home.

Third, the ICE agents, because of some obscure agency policy, would not enter the Augustana Lutheran Church to arrest the fugitive even when agents found out he had fled his home and taken sanctuary in the church to avoid arrest by immigration officials.

Enough of ICE’s missteps, let us look at the City of Portland officials failure in not doing a background check on who they gave money to run the notorious day labor center, the Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project, where Francisco Aguirre, the now fugitive ex-con drug trafficker illegally in the county, was employed as the nonprofit’s coordinator, whatever that job title means.

For businesses or individuals who still use the day labor center, the criminal background of Aguirre, an illegal alien, should send an employment chill down their spines if they honestly consider the dangers inherent in hiring undocumented individuals at the day labor center and the hazard illegal aliens may pose to themselves or their customers.

A bit of history, in March of 2008, the Portland City Commissioners’ allocated $200,000.00 to set up the day labor center.

Now let us examine the misguided religious leadership of the Augustana Lutheran Church offering sanctuary to Francisco Aguirre.

Apparently Lutheran Pastor Mark Knutson is having a 1980’s flashback from the “Cold War” era in Central America when refugees and political dissidents from El Salvador’s civil war sought refuge in churches across the United States of America to avoid being deported to their war torn homeland.

Pastor Knutson apparently doesn’t have the common sense God gave the average citizen of this county to differentiate between a criminal illegal alien re-invader drug trafficker and a legitimate refugee or political dissident fleeing for their life from a brutal totalitarian government.

The misguided Lutheran pastor should not be exempted for reasons of his religious status from being arrested by federal law enforcement authorities for knowingly harboring an illegal alien.

Lars, the first week of October and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.


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