Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
March 29, 2017
It has been an interesting last week in the month of March when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest.
This week we take a look at for your radio listeners an illegal alien who drove a motor vehicle impaired in the State of Oregon.
On Sunday, March 26, 2017 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deportation officers arrested Mexican national Francisco J. Rodriguez-Dominguez, age 25, at his residence in Portland, Oregon. The reason ICE officers arrested Rodriguez-Dominguez was apparently related to a local conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII).
Some background information: Francisco J. Rodriguez-Dominguez is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) participant.
Here is a description of what DACA is and what it isn’t:
“What Is DACA
On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.” – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Individuals’ who are eligible and want to participate in the DACA program must meet seven requirements:
You may request DACA if you:
1. Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
2. Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
3. Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
4. Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
5. Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
6. Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
7. Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.” – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Wanting to know more details on the immigration status of Francisco J. Rodriguez-Dominguez, I contacted March 28, 2017 via a cell phone call Northwest Immigration and Customs (ICE) Spokesperson Rose M. Richeson.
The same day, on March 28th, here is what ICE Spokesperson Richeson had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Francisco J. Rodriguez-Dominguez:
“The following information can be attributed to me – Rose Richeson, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesperson:
Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took Mr. Rodriguez into custody March 26. He was targeted for arrest based upon his guilty plea in December to a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants, an offense ICE deems a threat to public safety. Mr. Rodriguez was transferred to the Northwest Detention Center and subsequently released on bond March 27 pending the outcome of removal proceedings before an immigration judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.
ON BACKGROUND (from an ICE official):
ICE has arrested recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during enforcement operations in the past who, based on their criminal history, fall under ICE’s enforcement priorities, including individuals who pose a potential threat public safety. I would refer you to our colleagues at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for more details about DACA eligibility and disqualifying factors like criminal convictions.” – Rose M. Richeson.
Boiling all preceding information down, it appears ICE Deportation officers arrested Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez because he had committed a significant misdemeanor, A DUII, and he posed a threat to public safety of the citizens and residents of the country, furthermore, he violated the terms of his DACA status.
A troubling fact, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) press release dated March 20, 2017 titled “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report” since April 2014 the Multnomah County Jail will not honor an ICE detainer without court order or warrant.
The DHS report discloses that the Multnomah County Jail declined on January 31, 2017 an immigration detainer on a Mexican national with an Assault conviction.
Then again the DHS report reveals the Multnomah County Jail declined on February1, 2017 an immigration detainer on a Tongan national with and Amphetamine Possession conviction.
Let us hope for the sake of the public safety of your radio listens in Multnomah County that Sheriff Mike Reese changes the jail’s policy of not honoring immigration detainers, moreover, notifies ICE Deportation officers before possibly releasing any more criminal aliens mentioned in this report, so ICE officers can take them into custody immediately when they are released from the jail.
Lars, the last week of March and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 radio listeners.