Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

August 15, 2019


It has been an interesting second full week in the month of August 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 a criminal illegal alien who has been arrested and charged with murder in the state of Oregon.

On Sunday, August 4, 2019 the Salem Police Department (SMP) arrested Alberto Medina-Cortes, age 43, in connection with the shooting of Fransicso Torres-Perez, age 24.

Fransicso Torres-Perez was transported to the Salem Hospital where medical personnel pronounced him deceased.

The person Alberto Medina-Cortes is accused of shooting to death apparently is his stepson.

Alberto Medina-Cortes (SID: 13056355; DOB: 01/23/1976) is currently incarcerated at the Marion County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Salem, Oregon where online jail records indicated he has been charged with Murder.

Some background history, MCCF records indicated that Alberto Medina-Cortes was previously incarcerated at the jail during a three month period in 2009. In February and March of 2009 Medina-Cortes was charged with Fourth Degree Assault and had an INS Hold. In April he just had an INS Hold.

Seeking information on the immigration status Alberto Medina-Cortes, I contacted via e-mail on Sunday, August 11, 2019 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman with the following questions:

Does the ICE Public Affairs Officer know if Alberto Medina-Cortes is illegally present in the United States of America (USA)?

Has ICE placed an immigration detainer on Alberto Medina-Cortes during the time he has been incarcerated at the MCCF in 2019?

Did ICE place an immigration detainer (INS Hold) on Alberto Medina-Cortes during the time he was incarcerated ten years ago at the MCCF in 2009?

Has Alberto Medina-Cortes ever previously served time in a federal prison for an immigration crime or violation?

How many times if any has Alberto Medina-Cortes been removed from the USA?

If Alberto Medina-Cortes has been previously removed from the USA, what were the dates, times and locations he was removed from the country?

Does ICE Public Affairs know Alberto Medina-Cortes’s country of origin?

On Thursday August 15th, ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman sent via e-mail the following response to my preceding questions on Alberto Medina-Cortes:

“On Aug. 12, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodged a detainer with the Marion County (Oregon) Jail, on Alberto Medina-Cortes, a Mexican citizen, who is in the United States illegally. On Aug. 4, 2019, Medina-Cortes was arrested by the Salem Police Department on local charges, including murder.

“In January 2009, ICE previously lodged a detainer on Medina-Cortes after he was arrested on local charges. In April 2009, he was turned over to ICE custody pursuant to the detainer. Medina-Cortes was released from ICE custody later that month after the posting of a bond, pending immigration proceedings. – Tanya Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.

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 has probable cause to believe an alien is removable from the U.S.

“Despite the severe challenges that local policies have created for ICE, we remain committed to our public safety mission and we will continue to do our sworn duty to seek out dangerous criminal aliens and other immigration violators. ICE seeks straightforward cooperation with all local law enforcement and elected officials.” – ICE Public Affairs.

If Alberto Medina-Cortes were convicted of murder today in a Marion County Circuit Court room and sentenced by a judge to serve time in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system he would be joining approximately 101 Mexican nationals currently incarcerated for homicidal violence in the state’s prisons.

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



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