Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

May 9, 2019

Lars:

It has been an interesting first full week in the month of May 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 Pacific Northwest radio listeners an illegal alien who was convicted of sexual assault and animal abuse charges of a dog in Multnomah County, Oregon — a veterinarian had to euthanize the animal because of its’ internal injuries.

But first some background information, over the last couple of months I have requested from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs immigration enforcement stories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement agency.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent via e-mail the following statement on Fidel Lopez (SID: 10618799; DOB: 03/23/1967), age 52, a Mexican national apprehended by ICE agents in Portland, Oregon — clearly an ICE immigration enforcement story:

“On Feb. 15, Fidel Lopez, an illegally present Mexican citizen, was encountered by ICE officials at the Multnomah County Jail. ICE lodged an immigration detainer on Lopez the same day for violating immigration laws.”

“On April 8, Lopez was convicted of sexual assault of an animal and aggravated animal abuse and sentenced to 60 days in jail with credit for time served. The Multnomah County Jail did not honor the immigration detainer and released him without notice to ICE.”

ICE apprehended Fidel Lopez Tuesday at his residence and served him a notice to appear. He is expected to be transported to the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, pending immigration proceedings.”

“A detainer requests that local law enforcement agencies notify ICE as early as practicable – ideally at least 48 hours – before a removable alien is released from criminal custody and then briefly maintain custody of the alien for up to 48 hours to allow ICE to assume custody for removal purposes.”

“ICE maintains that cooperation by local law enforcement is an indispensable component of promoting public safety. It’s unfortunate that current local and state laws and policies tie the hands of local law enforcement agencies that want and need to work with ICE to promote public safety by holding criminals accountable and providing justice and closure for their victims. Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs.

Analysis of the preceding information:

Clearly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are doing the job that was tasked to them in identifying and apprehending foreign national criminals illegally present in United States like Mexican national animal sexual assaulter and abuser Fidel Lopez.

Unfortunately U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues to face difficulties and challenges in the enforcement of U.S. immigration law when Oregon law, Multnomah County and City of Portland resolutions, prohibit state, county and local law enforcement from fully cooperating with ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law.

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

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U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report April 2019

U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons: Criminal Alien Report April 2019

May 8, 2019

By David Olen Cross

The United States having a significant foreign national population residing within the nations boundaries, be they legally or illegally present in the country, unfortunately includes those who commit crimes.

The extent and impact of foreign national crime on the U.S. citizens and residents of this country is clearly revealed by a simple search on the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmates statistics website under the heading of inmate citizenship.

Here are the countries of origin, moreover, the number and percentage of those countries citizens recently incarcerated in the U.S. BOP prison system (Note: The most recent BOP crime numbers available were from April 27, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– México 21,719 inmates, 12.1 percent;
– Colombia 1,643 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Dominican Republic 1,444 inmates, 0.8 percent;
– Cuba 1,166 inmates, 0.6 percent;
– Other / unknown countries 8,957 inmates, 5.0 percent;
– United States 145,263 inmates, 80.6 percent;

Total Inmates: 180,192 inmates.

To explain the meaning of these preceding criminal alien inmate numbers and percentages, I will translate them into words:

Combining April 27th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 34,929 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 19.4 percent of the federal prison population.

With 21,719 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 62.2 percent, they were the vast majority of criminal aliens in federal prisons.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons breaks down the federal prison population into 13 types of offenses. One of the top five offenses, the reason inmates are serving time in federal prisons is for immigration crimes. There were 10,946 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.5 percent of the federal prison population.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Marion County First in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 6, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Marion County had 220 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was first in foreign national crime in the state with 24.42 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Marion County residents were harmed or victimized by the 220 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Rape 48 21.82%
Sex Abuse 47 21.36%
Sodomy 32 14.55%
Homicide 22 10.00%
Assault 15 6.82%
Kidnapping 10 4.55%
Burglary 8 3.64%
Robbery 8 3.64%
Drugs 6 2.73%
Vehicle Theft 2 0.91%
Arson 1 0.45%
Driving Offense 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 21 9.55%
Total 220 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Marion County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Marion County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 184 47 25.54%
Rape 168 48 28.57%
Homicide 130 22 16.92%
Sodomy 98 32 32.65%
Assault 83 15 18.07%
Drugs 73 6 8.22%
Robbery 44 8 18.18%
Kidnapping 26 10 38.46%
Burglary 21 8 38.10%
Theft 16 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 4 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 2 66.67%
Arson 1 1 100.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 21 42.00%
Total 901 220  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

Criminal aliens from 20 identified countries have harmed or victimized Marion County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 190 of 220 criminal aliens from Marion County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 86.36 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 220 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents of Marion County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Marion County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Marion County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 190 86.36%
Russia 4 1.82%
Federated States of Micronesia 3 1.36%
Guatemala 3 1.36%
Cambodia 2 0.91%
Other Countries 18 8.18%
Total 220 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Washington County Second in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 5, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Washington County had 188 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was second in foreign national crime in the state with 20.87 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Washington County residents were harmed or victimized by the 188 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Rape 46 24.47%
Sex Abuse 43 22.87%
Assault 21 11.17%
Homicide 21 11.17%
Sodomy 20 10.64%
Drugs 13 6.91%
Robbery 9 4.79%
Burglary 7 3.72%
Theft 3 1.60%
Driving Offense 1 0.53%
Kidnapping 1 0.53%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 3 1.60%
Total 188 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Washington County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Washington County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 184 46 25.00%
Rape 168 43 25.60%
Homicide 130 21 16.15%
Sodomy 98 20 20.41%
Assault 83 21 25.30%
Drugs 73 13 17.81%
Robbery 44 9 20.45%
Kidnapping 26 1 3.85%
Burglary 21 7 33.33%
Theft 16 3 18.75%
Driving Offense 4 1 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 0 0.00%
Arson 1 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 3 6.00%
Total 901 188  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

Criminal aliens from 23 identified countries have harmed or victimized Washington County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 145 of 188 criminal aliens from Washington County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 77.13 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 188 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Washington County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Washington County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Washington County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 145 77.13%
Guatemala 10 5.32%
EL Salvador 5 2.66%
Cuba 4 2.13%
Honduras 3 1.60%
Marshall Islands 2 1.06%
Ukraine 2 1.06%
Other Countries 17 9.04%
Total 188 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 5, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 169 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 18.76 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 169 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime
Homicide 33 19.53%
Sex Abuse 33 19.53%
Rape 24 14.20%
Drugs 16 9.47%
Sodomy 16 9.47%
Robbery 15 8.88%
Assault 14 8.28%
Kidnapping 10 5.92%
Theft 4 2.37%
Burglary 1 0.59%
Driving Offense 1 0.59%
Vehicle Theft 1 0.59%
Arson 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 1 0.59%
Total 169 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Multnomah County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 184 33 17.93%
Rape 168 24 14.29%
Homicide 130 33 25.38%
Sodomy 98 16 16.33%
Assault 83 14 16.87%
Drugs 73 16 21.92%
Robbery 44 15 34.09%
Kidnapping 26 10 38.46%
Burglary 21 1 4.76%
Theft 16 4 25.00%
Driving Offense 4 1 25.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 1 33.33%
Arson 1 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 1 2.00%
Total 901 169  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

Criminal aliens from 27 identified countries have harmed or victimized Multnomah County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 112 of 169 criminal aliens from Multnomah County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 66.27 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 169 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Multnomah County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Multnomah County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Multnomah County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 112 66.27%
Vietnam 10 5.92%
Cuba 9 5.33%
Guatemala 5 2.96%
Honduras 3 1.78%
Laos 3 1.78%
Ukraine 3 1.78%
Egypt 2 1.18%
Federated States of Micronesia 2 1.18%
Russia 2 1.18%
Other Countries 18 10.65%
Total 169 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

Oregon’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

Oregon’s Clackamas County Fourth in Foreign National Crime in March 2019

May 4, 2019

By David Olen Cross

On March 1, 2019 Oregon’s Clackamas County had 77 of the 901 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was fourth in foreign national crime in the state with 8.55 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The following table reveals how Clackamas County residents were harmed or victimized by the 77 criminal aliens incarcerated on March 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime
Drugs 14 18.18%
Rape 9 11.69%
Sex Abuse 9 11.69%
Homicide 7 9.09%
Sodomy 5 6.49%
Theft 5 6.49%
Robbery 4 5.19%
Kidnapping 3 3.90%
Assault 2 2.60%
Burglary 1 1.30%
Arson 0 0.00%
Driving Offense 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 0 0.00%
Other / Combination Crimes 18 23.38%
Total 77 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from March 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Clackamas County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Clackamas County by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 184 9 4.89%
Rape 168 9 5.36%
Homicide 130 7 5.38%
Sodomy 98 5 5.10%
Assault 83 2 2.41%
Drugs 73 14 19.18%
Robbery 44 4 9.09%
Kidnapping 26 3 11.54%
Burglary 21 1 4.76%
Theft 16 5 31.25%
Driving Offense 4 0 0.00%
Vehicle Theft 3 0 0.00%
Arson 1 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0 0.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes 50 18 36.00%
Total 901 77  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

Criminal aliens from 10 identified countries have harmed or victimized Clackamas County residents.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 63 of 77 criminal aliens from Clackamas County incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 81.82 percent of the county’s alien inmates in the state’s prisons.

The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 77 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Clackamas County in the DOC prison system.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Clackamas County by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Clackamas County in DOC Prisons
Mexico 63 81.82%
China 3 3.90%
Cuba 2 2.60%
Honduras 2 2.60%
Other Countries 7 9.09%
Total 77 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 March 19.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

May 2, 2019

Lars:

It has been an interesting first week in the month of May 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 Pacific Northwest radio listeners at an illegal alien who was convicted of domestic abuse related charge in Multnomah County, Oregon.

But first some background information, over the last couple of months I have requested from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs immigration enforcement stories from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement agency.

Monday, April 29, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent via e-mail the following statement on Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus (SID: 21120332; DOB: 06/12/1990), age 28, who was apprehended inside the Multnomah County Courthouse in Portland, Oregon — clearly an ICE immigration enforcement story:

“On April 26, ICE deportation officers were at the Multnomah County Courthouse to execute an arrest warrant on Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus, a Mexican citizen, who is illegally present in the United States.  During the arrest, Lopez-DeJesus’ criminal attorney attempted to impede the lawful arrest.

By impeding a federal officer while they were engaged in their official duties, the attorney put himself, his client, the agents involved and the community at risk. These type of actions are unprofessional, unacceptable, and may violate criminal laws.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.

“ON BACKGROUND:

Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus, is a criminal alien who has been convicted of harassment.”

“Under current ICE policy, courthouses are not considered sensitive locations. ICE guidance directs agency personnel to avoid conducting enforcement activities at sensitive locations unless they have prior approval from an appropriate supervisory official or in the event of exigent circumstances. The locations specified in the guidance include schools, places of worship and hospitals.”

ICE arrests target courthouses, such as the following:

▪ Many of the targeted arrests sought by ICE at or near courthouses are foreign nationals who have prior criminal convictions in the U.S. In years past, most of these individuals would have been turned over to ICE by local authorities upon their release from jail based on ICE detainers.

▪ When criminal custody transfers occur inside the secure confines of a jail or prison, it’s far safer for everyone involved, including our officers and the person being arrested.

▪ Now that some law enforcement agencies no longer honor ICE detainers, these individuals, who often have significant criminal histories, are released onto the street, presenting a potential public safety threat. When ICE Fugitive Operations officers have to proactively search for these criminal aliens, regardless of the precautions they take, it needlessly puts our personnel and potentially innocent bystanders in harm’s way.

▪ Moreover, tracking down our priority fugitives is highly resource-intensive. It’s not uncommon for our criminal alien targets to utilize multiple aliases and provide authorities with false addresses. Many do not have a stable place of employment.

▪ Absent a viable address for a residence or place of employment, a courthouse may afford the most likely opportunity to locate a target and take him or her into custody.

▪ Additionally, because courthouse visitors are typically screened upon entry to search for weapons and other contraband, the safety risks for the arresting officers and for the arrestee are substantially diminished.

▪ In such instances where deportation officers seek to conduct an arrest at a courthouse, every effort is made to take the person into custody in a secure area, out of public view, but this is not always possible. – ICE Public Affairs.

Wanting more detailed specific information on the immigration status Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus, I contacted via e-mail on Monday, April 29, 2019 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman.

Here are some of the written questions I sent to U.S. ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman:

Can the ICE Public Affairs Officer identify a list of crimes committed by foreign nationals or criminal aliens that ICE agents are targeting for enforcement operations at county courthouses?

Has Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus ever previously served time in a federal prison for an immigration crime or violation?

How many times if any has Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus been removed from the United States of America (USA)?

If Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus has been previously removed from the USA, what were the dates, times and locations he was removed from the country?

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent us the following statement in answer to my preceding questions on the immigration status of Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus:

“Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus, is a Mexican citizen, who is illegally present in the United States. ICE arrested him on immigration violations following his court appearance April 26, and he is currently in ICE custody. Lopez-Dejesus has one conviction for harassment-domestic violence from April 2018. He has not had any previous encounters with ICE.”

“ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement incompliance with federal law and agency policy. ICE no longer exempts classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement. All of those in violation of the immigration laws may be subject to immigration arrest, detention, and if found removable by final order, removal from the United States.”

“ICE is focused on removing public safety threats, such as convicted criminal, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws.”

“ICE officers routinely make arrests on a daily basis nationwide. Such operations help improve public safety by removing criminal aliens from our communities; in addition, these operations maintain the integrity of U.S. immigration laws.”

“The agency has long-established practices in place related to civil immigration enforcement inside courthouses. Arrests that take place inside courthouses are undertaken in coordination with court house security leadership with the same level of professionalism and respect that ICE officers and agents are committed to practicing every day.”

“ICE does not make civil immigration arrests inside courthouses indiscriminately. As with all other federal agency planned enforcement actions, ICE arrests at courthouses are the result of targeted enforcement actions against specific, targeted aliens. ERO law enforcement officers and agents exercise sound judgment when enforcing federal law and make substantial efforts to avoid unnecessarily alarming the public.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs.

Analysis of the preceding information:

Clearly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are doing the job that was tasked to them in identifying and apprehending foreign national criminals illegally present in United States of America (U.S.A.) like Mexican national domestic abuser Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus.

Fortunately for the public safety of all Oregon residents, Bernabe Lopez-Dejesus is now in ICE custody incarcerated at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.

Unfortunately ICE agents will continue to face a difficult and challenging battle in the enforcement of U.S.A. immigration law when state laws, county and city resolutions prohibit state, county and local law enforcement from fully cooperating ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law.

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

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