*INS detainer list for Oregon DOC*
This is the most disturbing, but not suprising, thing that I have seen in a long time. If I were to ask you how many people in the DOC (department of corrections) aka prison inmates, have an INS/ICE (immigration) hold, how many would you say?
Wait, before you answer, the total DOC population is 12,918. (09/01/05)
Ok, the number of inmates with an INS detainer: 765! (09/08/05)
That's 6% of the prison population. Keep in mind that other inmates might be illegal aliens but INS has not bothered to go after them.
Oregon's total population is 3,421,399. This means that the percentage of citizens who are in DOC custody is .00377564% (truncated)
If illegal aliens committed crimes at the same rate as the rest of Oregon's population that would mean that we have 202,615 illegal aliens in our state.
For comparison purposes: that's about the population of Tigard (41,223) Eugene (137,893) and Oregon City (23,499) put together.
Clearly illegal aliens commit crimes (above and beyond the crime of violating our immigration laws) at a higher rate than the general population.
And let's not kid ourselves about where these criminals come from. Garcia, Gonzales, Hernadez, Lopez, Ramirez, etc are the most common last names on the list.
Why do we accept the rapes, sodomies, sex abuses, drug manufacturing, drug selling, assaults and murders committed by these people? Do we really think that having an illegal labor pool is so important that we will sacrifice thousands of women and young girls to sexual abuse? Do you think that the families of the murder victims would be willing to pay more for strawberries in return for having their wife/husband/son/daughter back alive?
When I going through this list (I'm having trouble doing my own FTP site, will email to Lars and hopefully he will put it on his site for viewing/download) it's important to slow down. It's 22 pages long but instead of scrolling through it, take a minute to read it line by line. Imagine the victims of these crimes.
Think about the awful terror that children must have felt when they were victimized by these criminal aliens. Think about the families at the funerals. Think about the neglected children. Think about the scourge of meth that these people have helped to put on our community.
And to people like Ron Wyden, people who say that strawberries are worth this, you are less than human.