Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
July 28, 2017
It has been an interesting fourth full week in the month of July when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest.
This week we take a look at for your radio listeners at a criminal alien who has purported to have been deported from the United States to Mexico as many as 20 times and who now faces serious criminal charges in Oregon’s Multnomah County.
On Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Mexican national Sergio Jose Martinez, age 31, was arrested by Portland Police Bureau Sex Crimes Unit detectives. A view of the Multnomah County Jail website reveals Sergio Jose Martinez has been charged with Sodomy in the First Degree, three counts of Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, two counts of Assault in the Second Degree, two counts of Robbery in the First Degree, two counts of Burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.
The thirteen criminal charges against Santiago Flores-Martinez (SID: 725353) stem from his alleged Monday, July 24, 2017 violent attacks on two women, a 65-year-old female and another woman, in separate unrelated incidents on the same day.
Wanting to know the current immigration status of Sergio Jose Martinez, I contacted via e-mail on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Western Region U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Spokeswoman Lori K. Haley.
Approximately three days later, on Friday, July 28, 2017 here is what ICE Spokeswoman Haley had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Sergio Jose Martinez:
“ICE Statement: Sergio Martinez Deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. Martinez requesting that local authorities notify ICE prior to his release to enable ICE to take him into custody. Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Mr. Martinez is a serial immigration violator who has been removed from the United States no less than 13 times since 2008. Relevant databases also indicate Mr. Martinez has a lengthy criminal history spanning three states, that includes numerous prior convictions for crimes including felony attempted battery, felony burglary, and felony illegal re-entry after removal. ICE last encountered Mr. Martinez Dec. 7, 2016, at the Multnomah County Jail and lodged an immigration detainer against him at that time requesting that the agency be notified prior to his release. However, despite the detainer, local authorities released Mr. Martinez back into the community the following day without providing any notification to ICE.
ICE lodges immigration detainers when the agency possesses probable cause to believe an alien is deportable from the United States. Immigration detainers serve as a legally-authorized request, upon which a law enforcement agency may rely, to continue to maintain custody of an alien for up to 48 hours so that ICE may assume custody for removal purposes. Pursuant to ICE policy, all ICE detainers are submitted with an accompanying administrative arrest warrant or warrant of removal depending upon the circumstances of the individual case.
Additionally, depending on the alien’s criminal history, an alien who illegally reenters the United States, after having been previously removed, has committed a felony punishable by up to 20 years in federal prison.” – Lori K. Haley
Analysis of the preceding information:
U.S. ICE Deportation officers’ recent immigration detainer issued on Sergio Jose Martinez will not be honored by Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese who is directly responsible for the Multnomah County Jail.
The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) Policy (05/01/2017) in Chapter 6 – General Operations – 610.00 Enforcement of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Detainers directs sheriffs’ deputies not to enforce federal immigration law or honor ICE immigration detainers or ICE administrative arrest warrants.
MSCO’s Policy of not enforcing federal immigration law is based on the State of Oregon’s Sanctuary Statute (ORS 181A.820 Enforcement of federal immigration laws) and Resolution 2016-132, Declaring Multnomah County A Sanctuary County.
Clearly there is a schism between the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Multnomah County, the State of Oregon and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in cooperative enforcement of federal immigration law.
If the State of Oregon doesn’t legislatively or through a citizens’ initiative in the near future change or eliminate the state’s Sanctuary Statute ORS 181A.820 and require state, county and local law enforcement to fully cooperate in the enforcement federal immigration law, it’s more than likely felonious criminal aliens like “serial immigration violator” Sergio Jose Martinez will continue to be released by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office to prey on and harm the residents of the county.
Lars, the fourth full week of July and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 radio listeners.