Apparently the state's largest daily newspaper is having a hard time finding "criminals" in the illegal alien community. (Note to self: look up definition of word "illegal")
Undocumented jail prisoners mirror metro area population
In Oregon's state prisons, more than 1,000 inmates have federal immigration "detainers," meaning they will probably be deported after serving their sentences. That is about 7 percent of the state's inmate population of 13,300.
Their crimes mirror those most commonly committed by other convicts in the state prisons: sex violations, assault, rape, drugs and murder.
And they represent 0.6 percent of the estimated 175,000 unauthorized immigrants in Oregon, even as the remaining prison population represents 0.3 percent of the state population.
I guess by "mirror the metro ara population" they mean a "per capita double." But hey, "mirror" and "double" are almost the same thing when it's coming from the newspaper where they can't figure out if a statutory rape (by definition a rape) where the child was held down to the point of suffocation was "consensual."
Here's the kicker though. I am not positive but I think that The Oregonians point in writing this article is that criminals aren't... criminals. It's a "don't fear the folks who broke into our country, are fraudulently using your SSN to work, have perjured themselves to get that job and are in violation of labor laws, their crime will stop there" article.
First off, we know that's not true but second, if any other segment of the criminal community had such a low capture rate the Oregonian would be screaming from the rooftops. Imagine "out of the estimated 175,000 car thievs only 1,000 are in prison.")
And keep in mind the term "prison" is different than "jail." You can see from THIS LIST that our county jails are full of illegal aliens as well.
Bottom line: Let's pretend for a second that no illegal aliens are murders, rapists, thieves, drunk drivers etc, that still makes them guilty of Improper Entry by Alien, ID theft, perjury and working illegaly. Not exactly the kind of people we need to be importing.