It begins: Trump DOJ goes after sanctuary cities/states

Part of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s platform on illegal immigration includes his opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions (cities, counties and states), on which he has not wavered.

Her name is Kate Steinle

President Trump’s most recent statement on that subject was his weekly address on December 9, 2017. Referring to a San Francisco jury’s acquittal of the illegal alien killer of Kate Steinle, President Trump said:

“Kate’s death is a tragedy that was entirely preventable. She was shot by an illegal alien and a 7-time convicted felon who had been deported five times – but he was free to harm an innocent American because our leaders refused to protect our border, and because San Francisco is a Sanctuary City. In Sanctuary States and Cities, innocent Americans are at the mercy of criminal aliens because state and local officials defy federal authorities and obstruct the enforcement of our immigration laws….

Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress not only oppose our efforts to stop illegal immigration and crack down on Sanctuary Cities – now they are demanding amnesty as a condition for funding the government.”

Did you know that there is a bill in Congress, H.R. 3003 – No Sanctuary for Criminal Acts, which was introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) with 15 co-sponsors, none of whom of course is a Democrat.

H.R. 3003 would restrict the eligibility of sanctuary states or localities to receive certain DOJ or DHS grants. Instead, those grant funds would be reallocated to States and localities that comply with Federal law. H.R. 3003 would also provide for more robust detention of criminal aliens.

H.R. 3003 was introduced on June 22, 2017. A week later, on June 29, 2017, the Republican-majority House of Representatives passed the bill 228-195 without amendment. More than half a year ago, on July 10, 2017, the bill was received in the Senate, where it has languished since. If passed, President Trump will sign the bill into law.

Without the support of Congress (H.R. 3003), the Trump Administration is going it alone. But everything must be done carefully, and in accordance to law and due process.

In a press release yesterday, January 24, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a letter has been sent to 23 “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

The DOJ had previously contacted the 23 jurisdictions, raising “concerns about laws, policies, or practices that may violate 8 U.S.C. 1373, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement and with which compliance is a condition of FY2016 and FY2017 Byrne JAG [grant] awards.” It is that information sharing that sanctuary jurisdictions precisely refuse.

In its January 24, 2018 letter to the 23 jurisdictions, the DOJ:

  • Demands the production of documents that could show whether each jurisdiction is unlawfully restricting information sharing by its law enforcement officers with federal immigration authorities.
  • States that recipient jurisdictions that fail to respond, fail to respond completely, or fail to respond in a timely manner will be subject to a Department of Justice subpoena.
  • States that the jurisdictions’ failure to comply with federal statute 8 U.S.C. 1373 (on immigration enforcement information sharing) could result in the Justice Department seeking the return of FY2016 grants, requiring additional conditions for receipt of any FY2017 Byrne JAG funding, and/or jurisdictions being deemed ineligible to receive FY2017 Byrne JAG funding.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said:

“I continue to urge all jurisdictions under review to reconsider policies that place the safety of their communities and their residents at risk. Protecting criminal aliens from federal immigration authorities defies common sense and undermines the rule of law. We have seen too many examples of the threat to public safety represented by jurisdictions that actively thwart the federal government’s immigration enforcement—enough is enough.”

Below are the 23 jurisdictions, all Demonrat-infested:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. Cook County, Illinois
  3. New York City, New York
  4. State of California
  5. Albany, New York
  6. Berkeley, California
  7. Bernalillo County, New Mexico
  8. Burlington, Vermont
  9. City and County of Denver, Colorado
  10. Fremont, California
  11. Jackson, Mississippi
  12. King County, Washington
  13. Lawrence, Massachusetts
  14. City of Los Angeles, California
  15. Louisville Metro, Kentucky
  16. Monterey County, California
  17. Sacramento County, California
  18. City and County of San Francisco, California
  19. Sonoma County, California
  20. Watsonville, California
  21. West Palm Beach, Florida
  22. State of Illinois
  23. State of Oregon.

You can read the 23 letters here. Here’s a screenshot of the letter that was sent to Berkeley, CA:

DOJ letter to Berkeley1DOJ letter to Berkeley2

See also:

~Eowyn

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44 responses to “It begins: Trump DOJ goes after sanctuary cities/states

  1. The cities and states have defied Trump from the beginning without federal money they will again go after taxpayers for more taxes. This also needs to be stopped. It is only about the Democratic vote. They care less about the people! NWO is its name. They don’t understand Satan is controlling them and after Satan has control they will be killed just they want us killed.

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    • The cities and states have NOT defied Trump—–

      —they have defied FEDERAL LAW–NO MATTER WHO is POTUS, right or left…..The duties of the Executive Branch (the POTUS) of our government as written into the Constitution and demands that he/she ENFORCE the laws written in the Constitution, AND the laws sent up to him/her by the legislative branch (House of Representatives and the Senate) and signed into law in this land. ALL IMMIGRATION LAWS MUST be written by the US Congress and signed into law by the President…….and whether you like it or not…we DO HAVE immigration laws in place due to this process….which is WHY we are in this terrible “DACA” situation….where OBAMA made an executive, illegal order, against the directives of the Constitution, to summarily allow a certain class of illegal aliens to remain in the country, without the benefit of Constituttional law.

      EVERY single instance of illegal “immigration” or re-entry after expulsion/deportation, AND every single incidence of “sanctuary cities or states” defies the Federal laws of the USA. We fought a terrible Civil War in this country to solidify what the Constitution says: Federal Law trumps State Laws. A state may NOT make a law that defies Federal Law and make it “stick.” (Wich is EXACTLY what “sanctuary laws” do!) It will either be undone by the Supreme Court….or by Civil War. Which will it be with this issue of illegal aliens? Who is ready and willing to give up their lives or their children’s lives or grandchildren’s lives if drafted into an army to defend our Constitution against illegal immigration into this country? Basically….that’s what it comes down to—–what part of YOUR life/your children’s life/your grandchildren’s lives are you willing to put on the line to defy Federal Law in the name of illegal immigration?

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  2. I’d say we’re being played again since the birth-rate displacement scenario is already irreversible, and ironically it’s mainly thanks to the Republicans who had total control of the government under the moron Dubya as well. We’d better wake up and realize that what comes out of the mouths of 95% of elected Republicans is lying rhetoric and public theater designed to distract us from the billionaire donors pulling their strings, who it turns out are the main donors of the Dems as well, starting with the cabal at Goldman Sachs.

    Everywhere it seems where I now live and where I used to live in Connecticut there are these Hispanic invaders driving Lexus SUVs and fifty-thousand-dollar pickups. I’ve read but not verified that these Hispanic “seedlings” get thousands of dollars free for the down payment and essentially interest-free loans. Last I heard, almost all of the new jobs, for men at least, are going to these Hispanic displacers of America’s middle class who also get tens of thousands of dollars in free family stuff paid for by the overtaxed victims in yet another example of the grinning mockery of our nation by the enemy in DC.

    The globalist plan was always to eliminate an educated, male middle class by taxation and displacement, and the plan was going so swimmingly thanks to the toad-eating Republicans that it could be shifted right into actual genocide of white America. Let’s not waste time on “how could they” speculations about why seemingly middle class Republicans have sold us out since the reality of sexually compromised homosexuals and bought-off psychopaths is getting to be old hat by now.

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    • You better get a hell of a tan and start to practice your accent (middle eastern or Spanish), then you’ll get oodles of stolen tax payer dollars.
      This is just another plank of the Zionist-freemason plan to destroy the USA and Europe and replace the population with non thinking low mental functioning “progressive” immigrants. It’s going on all over the place. Just read the deed transfers and you’ll see all sorts of middle eastern and Asian names.
      The Zionist freemasons are playing us against them, like they’ve done for centuries. They told the Bushes to bomb their countries flat, murder their people so they’d hate the USA, then they’re using Soros to import them into non muslim countries while telling them they’ll get all this free stuff. They are here to do hijra, which is conquering for the devil, I mean allah by moving into a place that does not have a mosque, then take over by sheer population overload and bring upon the non-muslim world their version of Hell. They’re the easiest to control too.

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    • You’ve been listening to to much fake news. The majority of corruption is from lib dems. Bush, Sr, a Republican kicked off the already corrupt to a higher level on up to Oreo. You don’t do much research do you? Try it some time, it will amaze you.

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  3. Am thankful.

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  4. “Without the support of Congress (H.R. 3003), the Trump Administration is going it alone. But everything must be done carefully, and in accordance to law and due process.”
    isn’t that amazing?
    if it were the demonrats, they would be skirting laws Left and Right

    all of these crooked politicians/legislators should be jailed and properties/assets confiscated.

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    • MomOfIV . . . . God Bless You. we are on the same wavelength . . . .”democrats, they would be skirting laws Left and Right; all of these crooked politicians/legislators should be jailed and properties/assets confiscated.” I cold not agree more with that, particularly the confiscation of “properties/assets confiscated,” after all it was the monies and deals they were able to make as US Congressmen/women that have allowed them to gain the tremendous wealth they now have.

      Just look at Maxine Watters, I believe that she lives in a 4 million dollar house, yet her yearly salary is under two hundred thousand . . . what sly tricks has she participated in that allows her to live this grandly. In particular, she got some kind of federal law passed that gave assistance to (I believe minority owned) banks, but the only bank that saw any of the money was the one that her husband was closely tied to. If the Universe were fair, her name would most assuredly be on one of the unopened indictments!

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  5. Good!

    Time for demorats’ feelings to be challenged by the law.

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    • DCG . . . . We can only hope that the “demorats’ feelings to be challenged by the law,” will only increase and become an every day occurrence in Trump’s efforts to clean up the swamp. I am dying to know, of those listed in the 9,000 sealed indictments . . . what percentage are liberals? I should imagine that they would outnumber conservative individuals. I continue to say . . . . let the circus begin !!!

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  6. President Trump can be honestly criticized, and Dr. Henry Makow has done so. The man is not perfect and we all know it: No human being is. But I Thank God Almighty the man has been elected, and he is delivering on his promises, making good on them, despite his unfortunate pick of a sleep-walking Attorney General.
    This being said, it is HIGH TIME that DOJ actually GO AFTER the leaders of these “sanctuary cities” and “sanctuary states,” and actually ARREST the mayors, and yes—GOVERNORS—of them. Jerry Brown of California is not a “non-conformist” or someone who “marches to the beat of a different drummer”: The man is a LAW-BREAKER with his doubtful and unconstitutional rule, and he MUST be stopped.
    As I said in another post, it would seem that these Democrats are standing up for illegal aliens, but upon closer examination, they are not: They are actually using these illegal aliens as their own HUMAN SHIELDS, furthering their own careers with their own drama, and this is what we get when mere sentimentality becomes the foundation of polity and law. THESE LAW-BREAKING POLITICIANS MUST BE STOPPED.

    I also look forward to the Day when both Barack Obama and the Clintons are frog-marched out of their hidey-holes in shackles and chains. Hey, President Trump: If Jeff Sessions cannot be woken up from his Rip Van Winkle slumber, fire his ass and get a Marine Corp bulldog in there who will! What are you waiting for, an ENGRAVED INVITATION?!?!

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    • steven . . . . Wow! I am in total agreement with you. When the arrests come . . . they should go after Jerry Brown of California, and next on the list should be Governor (I cannot think of her first name, that’s how important she is in my life) Brown of Oregon. I was rather disappointed that Oregon was 23rd on the list of entities to get a letter from the DOJ. But at least these communists were not left out altogether. I don’t care if they squeeze every bit of Federal monies out of this state (Oregon) if it would turn around their grandiose Socialist schemes.

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    • Stevenbroiles, it is all about getting the Democratic vote. Dems don’t care about the people, they use them to get their way then throw them away like garbage.

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  8. Finally! I hope he gets rid of the whole concept.
    Sanctuary city is code for “Sleeper cell”.
    Trump needs to stop all this influx of “refugees” from the muslim nations is what he needs to do. Look at what is going on in Europe, it’s the slow planned extinction of first world countries.

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    • chemtrailssuck . . . . You nailed that perfectly! I certainly do agree that the term “Sanctuary City” should be considered synonymous with “sleeper cell.” It’s that communistic line that propels these folks in the goofy things that they do.

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  9. An executive order wouldn’t cut it constitutionally. Unenforceable. The sanctions must be imposed by CONGRESS.

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    • Jim . . . . I certainly think you are correct in that thinking. This leaves me wondering if there are enough votes to pass such legislation?

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    • Trump doesn’t need to issue a new executive order because there is existing federal law, 8 U.S.C. 1373, that (a) requires state-local authorities to share information with the federal govt. on matters related to immigration enforcement; and (b) makes compliance a condition of receiving certain federal grants. That is why the Trump Administration is going the DOJ law-enforcement route.

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      • Dr Eowyn . . . . God Bless you for getting me “up to speed” on this issue. If the laws are already on the books, and states acknowledge that receiving Federal funds makes it mandatory that they abide by giving information to Federal officials, and states refuse to do so . . . start sending the principals of those individual states to jail, until such time as their brain fog has cleared . . .

        I figured that there had to be some kind of law, but I was thrown off by that Judge issuing an injunction in holding back funds by the Federal government, so I thought there was no precedence by which they could take this action. Thanks again for “telling the rest of the story!”

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      • There is also this law:
        https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384

        This is almost as easy to understand as “…shall not be infringed.”.

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  10. When a bill, such as H.R. 3003, is passed in the House of Representatives and sent to the Senate for consideration, does it retain its H.B. number or does it get a new S.B. number? If I contact my Senators to urge passage of this bill in the Senate, do I refer to H.B. 3003 or a new S.B. number?

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  11. The thing is too stupid for debate. They are doing their master’s work. What a bunch of losers. There’s more “diversity” in a bees hive.

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  12. I’m liking Trump more every day.

    The man truly “gets it.”

    And best of all, he’s driving the commie-libs bat-sh*t nuts, which tells me he’s doing it right. 😀

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  13. docfnc
    David Olen Cross writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime

    Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2017

    January 2, 2018

    Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

    The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,739 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

    Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 973 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.60 percent of the total prison population.

    Some background information, all 973 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

    Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of them with ICE detainers incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
    December 1, 2017 14,739 13,766 973 6.60%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 December 17.

    Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on December 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
    Marion 235 24.15%
    Washington 202 20.76%
    Multnomah 201 20.66%
    Clackamas 82 8.43%
    Lane 39 4.01%
    Jackson 37 3.80%
    Yamhill 23 2.36%
    Umatilla 22 2.26%
    Polk 16 1.64%
    Benton 15 1.54%
    Klamath 15 1.54%
    Linn 14 1.44%
    Deschutes 13 1.34%
    Malheur 9 0.92%
    Lincoln 7 0.72%
    Jefferson 5 0.51%
    Josephine 5 0.51%
    Wasco 5 0.51%
    Clatsop 4 0.41%
    Coos 4 0.41%
    Douglas 4 0.41%
    Hood River 4 0.41%
    Tillamook 3 0.31%
    Columbia 2 0.21%
    Union 2 0.21%
    Crook 1 0.10%
    Gilliam 1 0.10%
    Lake 1 0.10%
    Morrow 1 0.10%
    OOS (Not a County) 1 0.10%
    Baker 0 0.00%
    Curry 0 0.00%
    Grant 0 0.00%
    Harney 0 0.00%
    Sherman 0 0.00%
    Wallowa 0 0.00%
    Wheeler 0 0.00%
    Total 973 100.00%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 17.

    Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 973 criminal aliens.

    Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on December 1st by type of crime.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
    Sex Abuse 200 20.55%
    Rape 175 17.99%
    Homicide 136 13.98%
    Sodomy 101 10.38%
    Drugs 97 9.97%
    Assault 76 7.81%
    Robbery 52 5.34%
    Kidnapping 25 2.57%
    Burglary 23 2.36%
    Theft 15 1.54%
    Driving Offense 7 0.72%
    Vehicle Theft 5 0.51%
    Escape 1 0.10%
    Forgery 1 0.10%
    Arson 0 0.00%
    Other / Combination 59 6.06%
    Total 973 100.00%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 17.

    Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from December 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Crime DOC Total Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a % of Total Inmates by Type of Crime
    Sex Abuse 1,731 1,531 200 11.55%
    Rape 971 796 175 18.02%
    Homicide 1,734 1,598 136 7.84%
    Sodomy 1,036 935 101 9.75%
    Drugs 836 739 97 11.60%
    Assault 2,026 1,950 76 3.75%
    Robbery 1,514 1,462 52 3.43%
    Kidnapping 280 255 25 8.93%
    Burglary 1,299 1,276 23 1.77%
    Theft 1,111 1,096 15 1.35%
    Driving Offense 217 210 7 3.23%
    Vehicle Theft 497 492 5 1.01%
    Escape 40 39 1 2.50%
    Forgery 47 46 1 2.13%
    Arson 72 72 0 0.00%
    Other / Combination 1,328 1,269 59 4.44%
    Total 14,739 13,766 973
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 December 17.

    Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 973 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
    Mexico 777 79.86%
    Guatemala 19 1.95%
    Cuba 17 1.75%
    El Salvador 15 1.54%
    Honduras 14 1.44%
    Vietnam 14 1.44%
    Federated States of Micronesia 9 0.92%
    Russia 9 0.92%
    Laos 5 0.51%
    Ukraine 5 0.51%
    Cambodia 4 0.41%
    Marshall Islands 4 0.41%
    Peru 4 0.41%
    Philippines 4 0.41%
    Canada 3 0.31%
    Ecuador 3 0.31%
    England 3 0.31%
    South Korea 3 0.31%
    Thailand 3 0.31%
    Other/Unknown Countries 58 5.96%
    Total 973 100.00%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 17.

    Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

    An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

    The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 973 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($91,997.15) per day, ($643,980.05) per week, and ($33,578,959.75) per year.

    Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,788,075.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2017, the cost to incarcerate 973 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,790,884.75). Note: At this point in time there is no indication the U.S. BJA will provide SCAAP awards in 2017.

    None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 973 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

    Bibliography

    Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile December 1, 2017:
    http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201712.pdf

    Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated December 1, 2017.

    Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, January, 2017:
    http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

    U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2016 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY2016-SCAAP-Award-C.PDF

    David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. This report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/

    https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/oregon-department-of-corrections-criminal-alien-report-december-2017/

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  14. I’d like to see a correlation of the cities, counties, and states they’re going after, with those hiring the most illegals to do their low-end labor. I’d think it would be easier to go after the employers of such illegals? At least it would provide another avenue of attack.

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  15. Loss of grants is just not enough. The heads of all the jurisdictions listed should be fined for non-compliance on a daily basis, and arrested after 30 days.

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  16. I hope they hit these cities and hit the, hard. Denver just had a police officer killed, they got one of the guys and in the background you could hear someone saying, two Hispanics are on the run. Denver should be so proud.

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