Nearly 40 Percent of Sex Offenders in Oregon Prisons are Illegals

One in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien…

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(Ana Michaels, Liberty Headlines) An analysis of data from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) shows that nearly 49 percent of the 973 criminal aliens in state prisons have been convicted of sex crimes.

All 973 have Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers on them.

According the report “Approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.60 percent of the total prison population.”

The analysis was compiled by Oregon immigration policy researcher David Olen Cross.

ICE detainers make up 39.32 percent of the state’s incarcerated sex offenders.

The report found 376 sex related crimes that include 200 cases of sex abuse, 175 cases of rape, and 101 cases of sodomy.

Other crimes topping the list for criminal illegal aliens were homicide (136), drugs (97), assault (76), and robberies (52).

Three counties in Oregon had over 200 inmates with ICE detainers placed on them: Marion County (235), Washington County (202), and Multnomah (201).

The criminal illegal aliens overwhelmingly were from South American countries.

Mexico made up the largest group with 777, which is just under 80 percent. Other countries of origin listed were Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

All of these prisoners are incarcerated at a steep price.

According to the report, “An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.”

The cost of the 973 criminal aliens being housed in Oregon prisons come to around $91,997.15 per day or $33,578,959.75 per year.

Oregon, along with 9 other states, make up 63 percent of the total number of criminal aliens in United States prisons.

Other states include Nevada, Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois.

According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), there are around 55,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons.

That’s one-fourth of all federal prisoners.

When including state and local prisons, that number skyrockets to 297,000.


FAIR estimates that imprisonment of criminal aliens cost taxpayers $1.5 to $1.6 billion per year at the federal level alone.

Total federal justice enforcement costs are estimated at well over $13 billion dollars per year.

Oregon has been a “sanctuary state” for decades.

In 2017 Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation that made it next to impossible for local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE or other federal immigration agencies.

Brown signed the bill only two weeks after a criminal alien with an extensive criminal record, and who had been deported 20 times previously, was arrested for raping a 65 year-old woman in her home.

The illegal alien criminal, Sergio Jose Martinez, was also accused of raping a woman in a parking garage.

Martinez had an ICE detainer on him, but Multnomah County released him anyway and did not contact ICE.