Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

August 30, 2018

Lars:

It has been an interesting last week in the month of August when it comes to criminal illegal aliens here in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho.

This week we take a look at for your KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners a criminal illegal alien who was recently arrested in the State of Oregon for the deaths of two of the state’s residents.

On Sunday, August 19, 2018 members of the Salem Police Department responded to the location of a traffic accident on Highway 22/ Mission Street SE involving a pickup truck pulling a horse trailer and a motorcycle in Salem, Oregon.

The alleged driver of the pickup truck has been identified as Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, age 40, a resident of Hubbard, Oregon.

According to a Salem Police report, Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, operator of the pickup truck, ran a red light crashing into a motorcycle and critically injuring a male rider and female passenger. Both the man and woman were later declared deceased at Salem Health.

After the traffic accident, Eduardo de la Lima Vargas (SID: 13738050; DOB: 08/20/1978) was arrested by law enforcement and booked into the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) on charges of two counts of Manslaughter in the First Degree, two counts of Reckless Endangering, one count Reckless Driving and one count of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Vargas’ bail has been set at $500,000.00.

Salem Police on Monday, August 20, 2018 identified the deceased rider and passenger of the motorcycle as being Logan Wilson, age 34, and Jessica Wilson, age 32, both residents of Salem, Oregon.

Eduardo de la Lima Vargas’ blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the crash was determined to be .10 percent.

Wanting to know the actual immigration status of Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, I contacted via e-mail on Monday, August 20, 2018 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Western Region Communications Director (a) Lori K. Haley to investigate if Eduardo de la Lima Vargas was illegally present in the United States of America.

Approximately a four days later, on the afternoon of Friday, August 24, 2018 here is what ICE Western Region Communications Director (a) Lori K. Haley had to say via e-mail in response to my inquiry for information on Eduardo de la Lima Vargas:

“Please see statement below in response to your query:”

“STATEMENT:

On August 23, 2018, ICE deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the Marion County Jail on Eduardo De la Lima Vargas, following his arrest for DUI resulting in death. Mr. De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States.” – Lori K. Haley, ICE Western Region Communications Director (a).

“ON BACKGROUND:

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. ICE places immigration detainers when the agency possesses probable cause to believe an alien is deportable from the United States.

• The Marion County Jail does not honor any aspect of an ICE detainer, absent a criminal arrest warrant issued by a magistrate judge.

• There is no federal criminal charge for which to obtain a federal judicial arrest warrant for Mr. De la Lima Vargas. However, an administrative arrest warrant, the issuance of which is based on probable cause and issued in accordance with federal law and regulation, is a valid arrest warrant.” – ICE Public Affairs.

Analysis of the preceding information:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Western Region Communications Director (a) Lori K. Haley answered my question on whether or not Eduardo De la Lima Vargas was illegally present in the USA when he allegedly ran a red light while intoxicated that ultimately resulted in the killing of Logan and Jessica Wilson in this way:

“De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States.” – Lori K. Haley, ICE Western Region Communications Director (a).

In an on background statement ICE Public Affairs’ answered my question about whether or not the Marion County Correctional Facility would honor an ICE detainer placed on Eduardo De la Lima Vargas while he was incarcerated at MCCF in this way:

“The Marion County Jail does not honor any aspect of an ICE detainer, absent a criminal arrest warrant issued by a magistrate judge.” – ICE Public Affairs.

Furthermore, ICE Public Affairs’ revealed in the same on background statement information on the crimes allegedly committed by Eduardo De la Lima Vargas:

“There is no federal criminal charge for which to obtain a federal judicial arrest warrant for Mr. De la Lima Vargas.” – ICE Public Affairs.

According to the ICE Public Affairs’ on background statement, the only legal tool that ICE has to deal with Eduardo De la Lima Vargas is an administrative arrest warrant:

“However, an administrative arrest warrant, the issuance of which is based on probable cause and issued in accordance with federal law and regulation, is a valid arrest warrant.” – ICE Public Affairs.

Summing up this report, Marion County Sheriff Jason Myers, the public official who is ultimately responsible for the procedures and policies of the MCCF, will not honor ICE detainers or grant access to ICE agents using an administrative arrest warrant to take custody of Eduardo De la Lima Vargas.

Lars, the last week of August and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show KXL FM 101.1 Pacific Northwest radio listeners.

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2 thoughts on “Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

  1. THE DAILY CALLER

    EXCLUSIVE: DRIVER WHO ALLEGEDLY KILLED OREGON COUPLE IN DUI CRASH IS ILLEGAL ALIEN, ICE SAYS

    Will Racke | Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter 9:13 PM 08/30/2018

    The man suspected of killing an Oregon couple in a high-speed drunk driving collision earlier in August is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.

    Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, allegedly ran a red light on a state highway in Salem, Oregon, on Aug. 19, striking a motorcycle being driven by Logan Wilson, 34, and his wife Jessi, 32. The collision tossed the Wilsons from the motorcycle, fatally injuring both.

    Vargas blew a .10 blood alcohol level on a breathalyzer roughly two hours after the crash, according to a Salem police report. Investigators believe he was probably driving at twice the legal alcohol limit at the time he crashed into the Wilsons, who are survived by four young children. (RELATED: Suspect In DUI Killing Of Colts Player Is Twice-Deported Illegal Immigrant)

    Following the wreck, Vargas was booked into the Marion County jail on two counts of manslaughter, as well as one count each of reckless endangering, reckless driving and driving under the influence. He remains in state custody on a $500,000 bond.

    Additionally, Vargas is now the subject of a federal immigration detention request. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) confirmed the detainer Aug. 24 in a statement to Salem-based crime researcher David Olen Cross, who shared it Thursday with TheDCNF.

    “On August 23, 2018, ICE deportation officers lodged an immigration detainer with the Marion County Jail on Eduardo De la Lima Vargas, following his arrest for DUI resulting in death,” agency spokesperson Lori Haley said in a statement, according to Cross. “Mr. De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States.”

    Cross inquired about Vargas’s immigration status as a part of his research into criminal activity by noncitizens in Oregon. On behalf of Republican state Sen. Kim Thatcher, he creates monthly reports using data from ICE and the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) in order to document the cost of incarcerating foreign nationals in the state prison system, where one in 15 inmates is a criminal alien.

    Cross’s research has shown that about three-quarters of all criminal aliens in Oregon’s prison system are serving time for what the FBI defines as violent crimes — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault — or sex crimes under the Oregon criminal code.

    Of the 943 Oregon state prison inmates with active ICE detainers as of July, 731 — 77 percent — have been convicted of those violent crimes or sex offenses, according to Cross’s latest report. That compares to about 60 percent of “domestic” inmates who were convicted of the same offenses. (RELATED: Suspected Oregon Nail Gun Attacker Is Previously Deported Illegal Alien From Mexico)

    Oregon is one of the nation’s most active states when it comes to limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. It has had a sanctuary law on the books since 1987 that prohibits state and local law enforcement resources from being used to enforce federal immigration law. Oregon expanded its sanctuary protections in 2017 with a law that forbids schools, courts and other public agencies from sharing information with immigration authorities unless required to do so by federal law.

    The move to strengthen protections for illegal immigrants easily passed Oregon’s Democratic-controlled legislature, but it was also met with pushback from Republican lawmakers and grassroots conservative groups. A ballot initiative to overturn Oregon’s sanctuary state law garnered more than 97,000 signatures in July, well above the 88,000 needed to qualify for the Nov. 6 general election.

    Follow Will on Twitter

    Send tips to will@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.

    https://dailycaller.com/2018/08/30/oregon-dui-crash-illegal-alien-ice/

  2. IMMIGRATION
    REFORM.COM

    IMMIGRATION BLOG POSTS

    Oregon Couple’s Death Another Completely Avoidable Tragedy

    DAVID JAROSLAV September 21, 2018

    On August 19, Logan and Jessica Wilson were riding their motorcycle together near Salem, Oregon, when they were hit by a truck towing a horse trailer, allegedly driven by illegal alien Eduardo de la Lima Vargas. The motorcycle spun under the truck and caught fire, and the 34-year-old husband and 32-year-old wife, parents of three young children, died shortly thereafter at a nearby hospital. Their deaths once again highlight how sanctuary policies protect criminal aliens and endanger the public.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman Lori Haley confirmed in an official statement that “Mr. De la Lima Vargas is a citizen of Mexico illegally residing in the United States”, so the agency quickly lodged an immigration detainer for him with the Marion County Jail. Prosecutors also informed Marion County Judge David Leith that Vargas had a prior DUI arrest for which he’d been allowed to do a diversion program and have the charge dismissed.

    Despite Vargas being a danger to the public and an obvious flight risk, the detainer wasn’t honored. Vargas was granted $500,000 bail, and on September 5, after posting only a 10 percent security, he was released. Instead of being able to pick Vargas up on the detainer in the secure environment of the jail, ICE was forced to potentially endanger public safety and arrest him in the community.

    Vargas was released back into the community because of Oregon’s first-in-the-nation sanctuary law. His release back into the community not only endangered the public but also federal officials. According to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report, of the 146,500 criminal aliens that completed their terms in federal prison, about 24,800 (one out of six) have been re-incarcerated. Moreover, immigration enforcement officers arresting him faced the possibility of Vargas being armed, or a number of other dangerous scenarios.

    Simply put, if Eduardo de la Lima Vargas hadn’t been in this country illegally or if he’d been deported when he picked up his first DUI, Jessica and Logan Wilson would almost certainly be alive today.

    As things stand right now, Oregon law perversely protects illegal aliens like Vargas a lot more than it does American citizens like the Wilsons, let alone their children now permanently separated from their parents. At least Oregonians will have a chance in November to vote on Measure 105 and possibly become the first state in the nation to repeal its sanctuary law.

    FEDERATION FOR AMERICAN IMMIGRATION REFORM | ICE | ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME | OREGON

    DAVID JAROSLAV

    Dave joined FAIR in 2017 after more than ten years as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. His prosecutorial experience covered trial litigation at the misdemeanor and felony levels, drug court and mental health court, and two years as an intake attorney in the juvenile division working closely with law enforcement. Before this, he was a legislative analyst/staff attorney with the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives, where he assisted state legislators in ensuring the effectiveness and constitutionality of legislation on a wide variety of subject matter. In both capacities, he often dealt with the interaction of state law and immigration. Dave holds BAs in History and International Relations from American University and a JD from Tulane University Law School.

    https://immigrationreform.com/2018/09/21/oregon-couples-death-another-completely-avoidable-tragedy/

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