Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

Criminal Aliens in the Oregon Department of Corrections Prison System

December 23, 2014

According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated November 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,613 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s November 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,072 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,072 criminal aliens incarcerated on November 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 identifying 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 7.33% of the DOC November 1st prison population (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
November 1, 2007 13,511 12,510 1,001 7.41%
November 1, 2008 13,615 12,506 1,109 8.15%
November 1, 2009 13,823 12,614 1,209 8.75%
November 1, 2010 14,026 12,783 1,243 8.86%
November 1, 2011 13,945 12,748 1,197 8.58%
November 1, 2012 14,232 12,992 1,240 8.71%
November 1, 2013 14,707 13,536 1,171 7.96%
November 1, 2014 14,613 13,541 1,072 7.33%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from November 1, 2007 (1,001 criminal aliens) and November 1, 2014 (1,072 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 71 criminal aliens more than it did on November 1, 2007, a 7.09% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
November 1, 2007 1,001 ———— ————
November 1, 2008 1,109 108 10.79%
November 1, 2009 1,209 100 9.02%
November 1, 2010 1,243 34 2.81%
November 1, 2011 1,197 (46) (3.70%)
November 1, 2012 1,240 43 3.59%
November 1, 2013 1,171 (69) (5.56%)
November 1, 2014 1,072 (99) (8.45%)
Total 71 7.09%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from November 1, 2007 (12,510 domestic criminals) and November 1, 2014 (13,541 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 1,031 domestic criminals more than it did on November 1, 2007, an 8.24% increase (See table).

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates # Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year DOC Domestic Inmates % Increase or (Decrease) from Previous Year
November 1, 2007 12,510 ———— ————
November 1, 2008 12,506 (4) (0.03%)
November 1, 2009 12,614 108 0.86%
November 1, 2010 12,783 169 1.34%
November 1, 2011 12,748 (35) (0.27%)
November 1, 2012 12,992 244 1.91%
November 1, 2013 13,536 544 4.19%
November 1, 2014 13,541 5 0.04%
Total 1,031 8.24%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Unit-ICE inmates lists 01 NOVEMBER 07rtf – 01 NOVEMBER 14.rtf and Inmate Population Profile 01 NOVEMBER 07 – 01 NOVEMBER 14.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from November 1st 2007 – 2014, seven years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,102 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 6.44% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,072 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 258-Marion (24.07%); 252-Multnomah (23.51%); 182-Washington (16.98%); 79-Clackamas (7.37%); 56-Lane (5.22%); 48-Jackson (4.48%); 27-Yamhill (2.52%); 26-Linn (2.42%); 19-Umatilla (1.77%); 16-Polk (1.49%); 15-Deschutes (1.40%); 14-Benton (1.30%); 12-Malheur (1.12%); 10-Klamath (0.93%); 10-Lincoln (0.93%); 9-Jefferson (0.84%); 7-Douglas (0.65%); 5-Josephine (0.47%); 5-Morrow (0.47%); 4-Coos (0.37%); 3-Hood River (0.28%); 3-Tillamook (0.28%); 3-Wasco (0.28%); 2-Clatsop (0.19%); 2-Crook (0.19%); 2-Union (0.19); 1-Columbia (0.09%); 1-Gilliam (0.09%); 1-OOS (0.09%); 0-Baker (0.00%); 0-Curry (0.00%); 0-Grant (0.00%); 0-Harney (0.00%); 0-Lake (0.00); 0-Sherman (0.00%); 0-Wallowa (0.00%); and 0-Wheeler (0.00%).

No member of the Oregon State Legislature should forget the uncounted crime victims and their families, no matter what their immigration status, all victims of the 1,072 criminal aliens incarcerated in DOC prisons.

A review of the 1,072 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 203-sex abuses (18.94%); 172-rapes (16.04%); 151-drugs (14.08%); 144-homicides (13.43%); 98-sodomies (9.14%); 95-assaults (8.86%); 64-robberies (5.97%); 41-kidnappings (3.82%); 19-burglaries (1.77%); 14-thefts (1.30%); 11-driving offenses (1.03%); 4-vehicle thefts (0.37%); 1-arson (0.09%); 1-forgery (0.09%); and 54 other types of crime or a combination of the preceding crimes (5.04%).

Oregon State Legislators should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,072 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,072 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 861-Mexico (80.32%); 31-Guatemala (2.89%); 19-Vietnam (1.77%); 16-El Salvador (1.49%); 12-Cuba (1.12%); 11-Honduras (1.03%); 10-Russia (0.93%); 10-Ukraine (0.93%); 7-Federated States of Micronesia (0.65%); 7-Laos (0.65%); 6-Philippines (0.56%); and 82 from other counties (7.65%).

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 ($87.08) per day (See link).

http://www.oregon.gov/doc/GECO/docs/pdf/IB_53_Quick_Facts_06_14.pdf

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,072 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($93,349.76) per day, ($653,448.32) per week, and ($34,072,662.40) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2013 United States Federal Government State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $2,146,935.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2014, the cost to incarcerate 1,072 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,925,727.40) (See link).

https://www.bja.gov/Funding/13SCAAPawards.pdf

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,072 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, November 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws (See link).

http://www.usdoj.gov/oig/reports/OJP/a0707/final.pdf

The USDOJ, the federal governments top law enforcement agency, identified Oregon as a “sanctuary” for criminal aliens.

An Oregon law, Oregon Revised Statue 181.850 (ORS 181.850), Section (1), prohibits Oregon law enforcement (Oregon State Police (OSP), county sheriffs, city police departments) from asking immigration status of anyone residing in the State of Oregon “for the purpose of detecting or apprehending persons whose only violation of law is that they are persons of foreign citizenship present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.” Under ORS 181.850, Section (2), Oregon law enforcement November exchange information with U.S. DHS–ICE . . . “in order to: Subsection (a), “Verify the immigration status of a person if the person is arrested for any criminal offense;” or, Subsection (b), “Request criminal investigation information with reference to persons named in records of the” U.S. DHS–ICE . . . (See link).

http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors181.html

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 abuse Oregonians.

Oregonians should contact their Oregon State Senator and Representative and ask them to reintroduce, support and pass legislation like HB 2803 (legislation offered during the 2011 session) during the next legislative session that would empower law enforcement to fight foreign national crime in the state.

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Measure 88 supporting politicians disregarded unemployed Oregonians

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Measure 88-supporting politicians disregarded unemployed Oregonians

By docfnc OregonLive.com on December 18, 2014 at 2:15 PM

By David Olen Cross

Oregon’s continued high unemployment numbers continue to show how Governor John Kitzhaber, Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian and members of the Oregon State Legislature who supported Ballot Measure 88 (formerly known as Senate Bill 833), legislation that would have required the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issue driver cards to illegal immigrants, foreign nationals illegally in the state, are politicians hopelessly disconnected from the plight of the unemployed in the state.

An evaluation of the seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, News Release from November 21, 2014 titled “Regional and State Employment and Unemployment — October 2014” revealed the National unemployment rate at 5.8 percent — Oregon’s unemployment at 7.0 percent.

The State of Oregon Employment Department (OED) report from November 24, 2104 indicated there were 127,041 unemployed in October in the state.

Thirty-three of thirty-six counties (91.7 percent) in October had a higher unemployment rate than the national average of 5.8 percent.

According to the “February 1, 2011 Pew Hispanic Center, Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010” there are an estimated 110,000 unauthorized workers employed in Oregon.

What follows below are complete lists of the names of Democrat and Republican elected officials currently in office who voted for, were sponsors of, or supporters of SB 833, along with the most current unemployment numbers and rates in the legislative districts (Oregon counties) these elected officials are supposed to represent.

Gov. John Kitzhaber supported and signed into law SB 833 — represents 36 Oregon counties’ 127,041 unemployed (UE) — 7.0 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (SAUR).

Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian supported SB 833 — represents 36 counties’ 127,041 UE, 7.0 percent SAUR.

Democrat senators (Sen.) who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the senate district (SD) they represent:

Sen. Alan Bates (SD-3) — represents a portion of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Lee Beyer (SD-6) — represents portions of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Linn’s 4,258 UE —8.4 percent SAUR;

Sen. Ginny Burdick (SD-18) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Sen. Peter Courtney (SD-11) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR;

Sen. Michael Dembrow (SD-23) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Richard Devlin (SD-19) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chris Edwards (SD-7) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Sen. Mark Hass (SD-14) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson (SD-25) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Rod Monroe (SD-24) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Floyd Prozanski (SD-4) — represents portions of Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR and Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Sen. Arnie Roblan (SD-5) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR, portions of Coos’ 2,271 UE — 8.8 percent SAUR, Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR, Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Diane Rosenbaum (SD-21) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chip Shields (SD-22) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward (SD-17) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR.

Republican senators who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the senate district they represent:

Sen. Herman Baertschiger Jr. (SD-2) — represents portions of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR and Josephine’s 2,989 UE — 9.6 percent SAUR;

Sen. Brain Boquist (SD-12) — represents portions of Benton’s 2,147 UE — 5.5 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Ted Ferrioli (SD-30) — represents Baker’s 501 UE — 8.3 percent SAUR, Grant’s 273 UE — 10.7 percent SAUR, Harney’s 260 UE — 10.1 percent SAUR, Jefferson’s 770 UE — 9.3 percent SAUR, Malheur’s 840 UE — 8.4 percent SAUR, Wheeler’s 43 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Deschutes’ 5,660 UE — 7.8 percent SAUR, Lake’s 298 UE — 9.1 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR and Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Larry George (SD-13) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Bill Hansell (SD-29) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Gilliam’s 56 UE — 6.1 percent SAUR, Morrow’s 324 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Sherman’s 62 UE — 6.7 percent SAUR, Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Union’s 759 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Wallowa’s 262 UE — 9.0 percent SAUR and a portion of Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Sen. Chuck Thomsen (SD-26) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Hood River’s 668 UE — 5.3 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR.

Democrat representatives (Rep.) who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the house district (HD) they represent:

Rep. Jules Bailey (HD-42) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jeff Barker (HD-28) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Phil Barnhart (HD-11) — represents portions of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Linn’s 4,258 UE —8.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brent Barton (HD-40) — represents a portion of Clackamas’s 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Deborah Boone (HD-32) — represents Clatsop’s 1,123 UE — 6.0 percent SAUR, portions of Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Peter Buckley (HD-5) — represents a portion of Jackson’s 7,389 UE — 8.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brian Clem (HD-21) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Margaret Doherty (HD-35) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SA;

Rep. Shemia Fagan (HD-51) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Lew Fredrick (HD-43) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Joe Gallegos (HD-30) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Sara Gelser (HD-16) — represents a portion of Benton’s 2,147 UE — 5.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. David Gomberg (HD-10) — represents portions of Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR, Polk’s 2,239 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR, Tillamook’s 737 UE — 6.4 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Chris Gorsek (HD-49) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Mitch Greenlick (HD33) — represents portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Chris Harker (HD-34) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Paul Holvey (HD-8) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Rep. Val Hoyle (HD-14) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR;

Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (HD-46) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Betty Komp (HD-22) — represents a portion of Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Tina Kotek (HD-44) ) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Greg Matthews (HD-50) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Caddy McKeown (HD-9) — represents portions of Coos’ 2,271 UE — 8.8 percent SAUR, Douglas’ 3,863 UE — 9.7 percent SAUR, Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR and Lincoln’s 1,563 UE — 7.6 percent SAUR;

Rep. Nancy Nathanson (HD-13) — represents a portion of Lane’s 11,416 UE — 6.9 percent SAUR; Rep. Tobias Read (HD-27) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jeff Reardon (HD-48) — represents portions of Clackamas’s 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Carolyn Tomei (HD-41) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Ben Unger (HD-29) — represents a portion of Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jessica Vega Pederson (HD-47) sponsor of SB 833 — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (HD-36) — represents a portion of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Brad Witt (HD-31) — represents Columbia’s 1,804 UE — 7.7 percent SAUR, portions of Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR.

Republican representatives who voted for or were sponsors of SB 833 and the house district they represent:

Rep. John Davis (HD-26) — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR, Washington’s 16,945 UE — 5.7 percent SAUR and Yamhill’s 2,954 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Vic Gilliam (HD-18) sponsor of SB 833 — represents portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Marion’s 10,431 UE —7.4 percent SAUR;

Rep. Mark Johnson (HD-52) sponsor of SB 833 — represents Hood River’s 668 UE — 5.3 percent SAUR, portions of Clackamas’ 12,103 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR and Multnomah’s 24,676 UE — 6.2 percent SAUR;

Rep. Bob Jenson (HD-58) — represents Union’s 759 UE — 7.4 percent SAUR, Wallowa’s 262 UE — 9.0 percent SAUR and a portion of Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR;

Rep. Greg Smith (HD-57) — represents Gilliam’s 56 UE — 6.1 percent SAUR, Morrow’s 324 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, Sherman’s 62 UE — 6.7 percent SAUR, portions of Umatilla’s 2,464 UE — 7.5 percent SAUR, and Wasco’s 837 UE — 6.5 percent SAUR.

An indefensible argument given by proponents of driver cards for the foreign nationals illegally in the state, are illegal immigrants need to be able drive to work. A reminder for proponents of driver cards, foreign nationals illegally in the country cannot legally work in the state.

Another argument of proponents of driver cards is Oregon U.S. citizens will not work at the jobs illegal immigrants now occupy. This argument is at best a half-truth; Oregon U.S. citizens have historically been more than willing to work in construction, forestry, hotels, and restaurants.

Interesting facts can be derived from analyzing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDOA) unauthorized worker numbers and Pew Hispanic Center’s estimate of 110,000 unauthorized workers in the state.

Employment research done by USDOA estimates 48 percent of the 1.1 million farm workers in the country are unauthorized workers.

Translating this percentage to PEW’s Oregon unauthorized worker number of 110,000 it is reasonable to estimate there are up to 52,880 unauthorized agricultural workers in the state.

Subtract the 52,880 unauthorized agricultural workers in the state from the overall number of 110,000 unauthorized workers in the state and one ends up with 57,200 unauthorized workers employed in non-agricultural jobs.

Oregon voter’s defeat on November 4th of Ballot Measure 88 should help open up as many as 57,200 non-agricultural jobs to the state’s 127,041 unemployed.

Using the current OED October numbers, the state could have a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of just 3.8 percent if illegal immigrants are removed from the non-agricultural workforce.

Oregon’s 127,041 unemployed should contact their governor, labor commissioner and legislators and tell them in the future to reject the idea of any executive action or legislation that would require the DMV to grant a state issued identity in the form of a driver card to illegal immigrants — foreign nationals illegally in the state — that would allow them to legally drive to work.

Here is how Oregon’s’ unemployed can contact their governor, labor commissioner, and members of the state legislature (See links):

Governor: http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/ShareYourOpinion.aspx

Labor commissioner: http://www.bradavakian.com/contact/

Find who represents me: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/FindYourLegislator/leg-search.html

State senators: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/senate/

State representatives: http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/house/

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

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