Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Fix the budget, use rapid REPAT

Closing prisons and releasing the criminals into our communties has been proposed as a solution to Oregon's spending problem. We could instead release them using rapid REPAT.

Rapid REPAT is a program that deports illegal aliens serving time in prison. The criminal alien who is convicted of a non-violent offense may have his sentence reduced for the purposes of deportation on the condition that if they come back to the United States they will serve a much much much longer sentence.

Let's stop giving three hots and a cot to these people, send them back where they came from.

By the way, if you want to have you socks knocked off here the Current inmates with ICE detainers As of December 1, 2008. Keep in mind that the list is just people in the prison system, it does not include those in county jails.


dhughes609 said...

I wish REPAT could deal with the slime list you posted for Oregon ICE holds.

DAVE01 said...

Hey Daniel, how what percentage of the total is that?

DAVE01 said...

Strike the word 'how' from my previous comment.

Anthony DeLucca said...

Rape, Rape, Homicide, Assault, Rape, Drugs, Rape, assault, Homicide, Rape.......

Exactly how many victims must there be before our Representatives in Salem have had enough??

LibLibrarian said...

I think Im going to send this list as a "Letter to the Editor" to Mexico City's paper of note.

commoncents said...

Great post here!!

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Anonymous said...

Report: ICE Fugitive Operations Program Billed as Having Explicit National Security
Focus Is Missing its Enforcement Mark

WASHINGTON -- The federal fugitive operations program established in 2003 to locate,
apprehend and remove fugitive aliens who pose a threat to the community has instead
focused chiefly on arresting unauthorized immigrants without criminal convictions,
according to a Migration Policy Institute report issued today.

The report, Collateral Damage: An Examination of ICE's Fugitive Operations Program,
found that 73 percent of the nearly 97,000 people arrested by U.S. Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) fugitive operations teams between the program's inception
in 2003 and early 2008 were unauthorized immigrants without criminal records.

Despite the National Fugitive Operations Program's mandate to apprehend dangerous
fugitives, arrests of fugitive aliens with criminal convictions have represented a
steadily declining share of total arrests by the teams, accounting for just 9
percent of total arrests in 2007, down from 32 percent in 2003, according to the
Department of Homeland Security's own estimates.

The National Fugitive Operations Program has experienced greater growth than any
other DHS immigration enforcement program -- its budget rising from $9 million in
2003 to $218 million last year. In its first five years, the program has received
more than $625 million. Yet ICE estimated last October that 557,762 fugitive aliens
remain in the United States.

"The National Fugitive Operations Program has not delivered on its promise to find
and remove dangerous fugitives. The evidence suggests that this is a case of
'mission drift,' in which the program has used public funding intended for one
purpose for something entirely different: Apprehending non-violent non-fugitives --
who constitute the easiest targets," said MPI Non-resident Fellow Michael Wishnie, a
Clinical Professor at Yale Law School and co-author of the report.

While the approximately 100 fugitive operations teams (up from eight in 2003) are
supposed to arrest fugitive aliens -- i.e. those with outstanding deportation,
exclusion or removal orders, or those who have failed to report to the Department of
Homeland Security as ordered -- fully 40 percent of those arrested in 2007 had no
outstanding removal order (known as ordinary status violators).

The arrests of ordinary status violators have increased since ICE in 2006 increased
the quota for each seven-person fugitive operations teams from 125 arrests annually
to 1,000.

Said Muzaffar Chishti, Director of MPI's Office at New York University School of
Law: "It is troubling that a program billed as having an explicit national security
focus instead appears to be aimed mainly at arresting non-criminal unauthorized
immigrants through the use of SWAT-like operations -- typically in residential
settings -- that increase the risks to law enforcement personnel and civilians
alike, alienate communities and misdirect scarce personnel resources."

A series of ICE memos obtained by the Immigration Justice Clinic at Benjamin N.
Cardozo School of Law through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, which were
released today, illustrate the 2006 policy shift that de-emphasized the focus on
high-priority targets in favor of increased arrests.

"ICE has created tremendous bureaucratic incentives for fugitive operation teams to
abandon focus on high-priority targets in favor of a shotgun approach of
undisciplined home raids. ICE's home raids have primarily led to the arrests of
individuals who posed no risk to society and have come at a significant cost to
immigrant families and to ICE's own enforcement priorities," said Cardozo law
professor Peter L. Markowitz, who directs the Immigration Justice Clinic and
represented plaintiffs in the FOIA lawsuit.

The MPI report offers a series of recommendations, including:

* The 1,000-person annual arrest quota per team should be replaced with a system
that prioritizes the arrest of dangerous fugitives over all other arrests. And the
arrest priority system should be re-ordered to reflect that individuals with no
criminal history or with in absentia removal orders should be designated the lowest
* Fugitive operations teams should approach only targeted houses and persons.
* ICE should redeploy resources when the teams are unable to identify or pursue
dangerous fugitives.
* ICE should develop a standard operating procedure addressing constitutional and
humanitarian concerns that arise during fugitive operations team enforcement
actions. All team agents should be required to undergo comprehensive training in
accordance with this procedure, in addition to their basic law-enforcement training.
* Substantial National Fugitive Operations Team resources should be directed at
improving the often error-ridden database from which information about fugitive
aliens is drawn.

The report is available online at:

The press release on the Cardozo FOIA lawsuit findings is available at:


The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, non-partisan,
non-profit think tank in Washington, D.C. dedicated to analysis of the
movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development and
evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national
and international levels.

DAVE01 said...

Round em up and ship em out. We can build more trains to handle the increased load of criminal aliens. This would create many new jobs. Confiscate all their belongings to repay for the education, medication and incarceration money they have stolen from us.

Anonymous said...

I have been posting crime stories about illegal aliens and have discovered that all hispanic criminals are listed as white males.
this is in washington county. I found the police log for woodburn and it is rife with illegal alien criminals. The oregonian does a great job of NOT covering the news. If we knew how much crime was committed by illegals ,we would be picketing Wus and Wydens office ,

Anonymous said...

Trasha the Gasha: As DaveO1BrainCell loves to announce -- You've been robbed! Someone stole your education from you and replaced it with cerebral dead space. Hispanics are listed as "white male" because......drumroll please....they're anthropological members of the Caucasian race.

Go crawl back into your festering garbage pit, you neo-Nazi dunce.

Anonymous said...

Not that these racial categories mean anything beyond the meanings we crazy humans give to them...but technically speaking, when the office of management and budget created the category of "hispanic" back in the 1970s, it also dictated that "hispanics can be of any race". Thus, a dark-skinned spanish-speaking dominican is as hispanic as your fairest-skinned argentine. go figure.

Tasha, did you have any meaningful points?