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

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

October 4, 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 September 28, 2019.).

Inmate Citizenship:

– Mexico 20,424 inmates, 11.6 percent;
– Colombia 1,619 inmates, 0.9 percent;
– Dominican Republic 1,422 inmates, 0.8 percent;
– Cuba 1,106 inmates, 0.6 percent;
– Other / unknown countries 8,866 inmates, 5.0 percent;
– United States 143,393 inmates, 81.1 percent;

Total Inmates: 176,830 inmates.

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

Combining September 28th BOP criminal alien inmate numbers, there were 33,437 criminal aliens in the BOP prison system. Alien inmates were 18.9 percent of the federal prison population.

With 20,424 Mexican nationals being incarcerated in the BOP prison system, at 61.1 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 10,282 inmates in the BOP prison system incarcerated for immigration crimes; they were 6.2 percent of the federal prison population.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is a 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 current and 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

October 3, 2019


It has been an interesting first week in the month of October 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 a criminal illegal alien who allegedly stabbed a man, a stranger on stranger crime, in King County, Washington.

But first some background information; earlier this year I requested from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Public Affairs immigration enforcement stories.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman sent via e-mail the following statement on Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez aka Jesus Sanchez (ID: 219023906; DOB: May 26, 1994), age 25, a crime story with illegal immigration enforcement implications:

“Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is a Mexican citizen and in the United States illegally. Acevedo-Sanchez has an extensive criminal history and has been repeatedly released from local custody with no notification to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“On Feb. 3, 2013, ICE encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at the South Correctional Entity (SCORE) where he was being held on local charges. ICE issued an immigration detainer and on Feb. 5, 2013, he was released to ICE custody.

“On March. 3, 2013, ICE once again encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at SCORE. On March. 5, 2013, SCORE released him again to ICE custody.

“On April 7, 2017, Acevedo-Sanchez was encountered by ICE following his arrest and subsequent conviction of two counts of domestic violence, and violating an order of protection. ICE issued an immigration detainer the same day, the detainer was not honored, and he was released.

“On April 26, 2019, the Olympia Police Department arrested Acevedo-Sanchez on local charges. ICE encountered Acevedo-Sanchez at Olympic City Jail and issued an immigration detainer on April 29, 2019. The detainer was not honored.

“On Sept. 14, 2019, Acevedo-Sanchez was arrested by the King County Sheriff’s Office on local charges. On Sept.16, 2019, Acevedo-Sanchez was transferred to the Regional Justice Center. That same day, ICE, once again, issued an immigration detainer.

“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. 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.

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lodges detainers on individuals who have been arrested on criminal charges and who ICE has probable cause to believe are removable aliens. The detainer asks the other law enforcement agency to notify ICE in advance of release and to maintain custody of the alien for a brief period of time so that ICE can take custody of that person in a safe and secure setting upon release from that agency’s custody. When law enforcement agencies fail to honor immigration detainers and release serious criminal offenders onto the streets, it undermines ICE’s ability to protect public safety and carry out its mission.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.

Wanting additional information on the historical immigration status of Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez, on October 1, 2019 I sent via e-mail ICE Public Affairs Officer Tanya J. Roman the following two questions:

Since Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez was in ICE custody on two prior occasions, on February 3rd and also on March 3rd of 2013, did ICE ever removed Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez from the United States of America to his country of origin Mexico?

If ICE has removed Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez from the country, what were the dates and places Acevedo-Sanchez was removed from the country?

On the morning of October 2, 2019 ICE Public Affairs Officer Roman responded via e-mail to my preceding questions in this way:

“He wasn’t previously removed because while he was on Alternative to Detention (ATD) and during immigration proceedings, he reoffended, was arrested and released by local jails without notice to ICE.” – Tanya J. Roman, ICE Public Affairs Officer.

Some background information on what caused the generation of the original October 1st ICE Public Affairs’ statement on Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez.

Seattle Police arrested Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez on September 14, 2019 for allegedly grabbing man from behind and stabbing him in the back while the man was riding a light-rail train with his two children to a University of Washington football game. Seattle Police have surveillance footage of Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez stabbing the victim.

Since September 14th Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez has been incarcerated at the King County Regional Justice Center in Kent, Washington.

Looking up the criminal charges against Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez on the Regional Justice Center website reveals he has been charged with multiple crimes that include Assault, Assault 2 and Assault 4. A King County Superior Court set Acevedo-Sanchez’s combined bail for the three crimes at $201,000.00.

Analysis of the ICE Public Affairs October 1st statement, clearly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents are doing the job that was tasked to them in identifying foreign national criminals illegally present in United States like Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez.

But ICE agents continue to face an increasing uphill battle in the enforcement of U.S. immigration law in King County, Washington and all across the state.

Ever since the Council of King County passed on November 10, 2009 Ordinance 16692, county law enforcement has been prohibited from enforcing federal immigration law.

The Metropolitan King County Council passed on September 3, 2014 Ordinance 17886 that prohibits honoring federal immigration detainers “for individuals in the custody of the department of adult and juvenile detention.”

On February 23, 2017 Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed Executive Order 17-01; the Governor’s executive order has restricted state employees and agencies from helping enforce federal immigration laws.

Since January 24, 2018 the U.S. Department of Justice has identified King County, Washington as possibly unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities.

The Washington State Legislature this year passed sanctuary legislation, signed into law on May 21, 2019 by Governor Jay Inslee, prohibiting state, county and local law enforcement from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.

What does all the preceding information on the state of Washington and regionally King County not cooperating with ICE in the enforcement of federal immigration law mean?

Neither the state of Washington law enforcement or King County Sheriff’s Office will contact ICE if Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is able to make bail and return to the streets of the county.

The consequences of state of Washington law enforcement or King County Sheriff’s Office not being able to contact ICE, so the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) law enforcement agency can take Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez into custody, means there is a high possibility of Acevedo-Sanchez going on to commit more crimes against the residents of the state or him fleeing to escape the state’s criminal justice system to his country of origin Mexico.

If Nery Jovani Acevedo-Sanchez is able to flee to Mexico, there is a very slim possibility of the victim of the stabbing ever receiving any form of justice for the violent unprovoked crime perpetrated against him.

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