Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report
September 14, 2017
It has been an interesting second full week in the month of September when it comes to criminal aliens (illegal aliens) here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
This week we take a look at for your radio listeners at another illegal alien who has been a participant in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who now faces serious criminal charges in Yamhill County, Oregon.
On Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Jonathan Alcantara Romero (SID: 20837259), age 26, was arraigned in Yamhill County Circuit Court on charges of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and Attempted Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. The charges against Jonathan Alcantara Romero are related to his alleged illicit involvement with a 14-year-old girl.
Jonathan Alcantara Romero is currently incarcerated at the Yamhill County Jail.
Wanting to know the current immigration status of Jonathan Alcantara Romero, I contacted via e-mail on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Western Regional Communications Director/Spokesperson Virginia C. Kice.
The next day, September 13th here is what ICE Spokeswoman Kice had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Jonathan Alcantara Romero:
“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) transferred Mr. Alcantara to the custody of the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 29 in furtherance of his criminal prosecution for a felony sex offense. At that time, ICE deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer against Mr. Alcantara.
Since Oregon authorities generally don’t honor the agency’s detainers, prior to transferring Mr. Alcantara to the custody of local authorities, ICE officers requested and received a transportation order signed by a Yamhill County Circuit Court judge ordering that he be returned to ICE custody upon completion of the criminal proceedings.
ICE took Mr. Alcantara into custody Nov. 2, 2016, and placed him in removal proceedings. ICE targeted Mr. Alcantara for arrest based upon his October 2016 conviction related to multiple misdemeanor counts, including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Shortly after his arrest by ICE, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services terminated Mr. Alcantara’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. On Aug. 14 an immigration judge with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review ordered Mr. Alcantara removed from the United States.” – Virginia C. Kice.
Analysis of the preceding information:
The story of Jonathan Alcantara Romero being returned by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement from the ICE Tacoma Northwest Detention Center in the State of Washington to Yamhill County, Oregon to face local criminal charges is a encouraging story of some level of cooperation between ICE and a local Yamhill County Circuit Court judge and local county law enforcement officials.
Jonathan Alcantara Romero’s being picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after his conviction in Yamhill County for multiple misdemeanors, like Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), is an strong indicator that ICE is working hard to remove criminal aliens from the state despite the State of Oregon’s sanctuary statute (ORS 181A.820).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ termination of Jonathan Alcantara Romero being an active Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient means there is one less of the approximately 11,281 active US CIS DACA recipients living in the State of Oregon. A reminder about DACA, “Deferred action does not provide lawful status” (DACA recipients and their parents are all illegally present in the United States).
If the residents of Yamhill County want to be protected and safe from threat illegal aliens who commit criminal acts like those allegedly committed by Jonathan Alcantara Romero against a 14 year old girl they should contact their two United States Senators’ Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden and tell them to pass the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003) and Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004)” this congressional legislative session.
Lars, the second full week of September and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 radio listeners.