Oregon taxpayers to provide $1M legal defense fund for illegal aliens

Fellowship of the Minds – by DCG

From Fox NewsThe Portland City Council approved a $500,000 grant for potential deportees’ legal services, and Multnomah County is matching that amount.

A city official told Fox 12 that the funding, which is being called the “Universal Representation Project,” is for illegal immigrants aliens and refugees who may not be able to afford an attorney during legal proceedings.  

The grant money will go to Catholic Charities of Oregon, which will use the funds to hire attorneys and paralegals to represent potential deportees.

The Oregonian reported that the $500,000 from Portland will be drawn from the city general fund, which primarily pays for police, fire and parks operations.

On “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, former ICE supervisor Jason Piccolo said this move makes absolutely no sense.

He noted that the Justice Department already provides a legal orientation program that gives lawyers training so they can represent illegal immigrants aliens pro bono.

“Every time an alien is encountered and arrested by ICE or through the Border Patrol, they’re provided a list of legal services, pro bono,” Piccolo said. “So, using taxpayer-funded money does not make any sense.”

Piccolo argued that this is just a political move that’s being made for the anti-President Trump, anti-ICE optics.

“Anything that counters President Trump is what the Democrats are going to do,” he said.

Portland city commissioner Chloe Eudaly has defended the legal funding, saying:

“Providing access to legal services is about protecting everyone’s constitutional right to due process (unless you’re Brett Kavanaugh). This is one of the most fundamental components of our democracy and every American regardless of immigration status should be proud to defend this value.”

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6 thoughts on “Oregon taxpayers to provide $1M legal defense fund for illegal aliens

  1. Another day another outrage!!! Question is, what will the people do about it?????? This is always and the only question, day after day.

  2. Protecting Everyone’s Condumtutional Right To Due Process.

    Well… I guess I have rights.

    Well cows and pigs have rights too…!

    Thatz why they’re delicious. ..

    They get due processing ….constitutionality …

    Yeah. …

    On a fkng conveyor belt with meat hooks…

    Which reminds me of a lovely lullaby…

    “Meat Plow”…

    Stone Temple Pilots…

  3. “The grant money will go to Catholic Charities…”

    Of which they’ll KEEP the bulk of.

    Top of the pyramid, as far as the dirty church cabal is concerned.

    “Every time an alien is encountered and arrested by ICE or through the Border Patrol, they’re provided a list of legal services, pro bono,” Piccolo said. “So, using taxpayer-funded money does not make any sense.”

    It does… if you’re in the ‘business’ of extracting mammon from the proletariat.

    “Anything that counters President Trump is what the Democrats are going to do,” he said.”

    Yeah, they REALLY hate each other.

    “Providing access to legal services is about protecting everyone’s constitutional right to due process (unless you’re Brett Kavanaugh). This is one of the most fundamental components of our democracy and every American regardless of immigration status should be proud to defend this value.”

    REGARDLESS OF IMMIGRATION STATUS?????????????????????????????????????????

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  4. Oregon’s Multnomah County Third in Foreign National Crime in August 2018

    October 3, 2018

    By David Olen Cross

    On August 1, 2018 Oregon’s Multnomah County had 181 of the 923 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) prison system; the county was third in foreign national crime in the state with 19.61 percent of the criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

    The following table reveals how Multnomah County residents were harmed or victimized by the 181 criminal aliens incarcerated on August 1st in the DOC prison system with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ICE detainers.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Crime Total Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime
    Homicide 38 20.99%
    Sex Abuse 33 18.23%
    Rape 25 13.81%
    Drugs 22 12.15%
    Robbery 17 9.39%
    Sodomy 17 9.39%
    Assault 14 7.73%
    Kidnapping 8 4.42%
    Burglary 3 1.66%
    Theft 2 1.10%
    Vehicle Theft 1 0.55%
    Arson 0 0.00%
    Driving Offense 0 0.00%
    Escape 0 0.00%
    Forgery 0 0.00%
    Other / Combination Crimes 1 0.55%
    Total 181 100.00%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

    This table reveals, using the DOC ICE detainer numbers from August 1st, the total number of criminal alien inmates incarcerated in the DOC prison system by type of crime from all Oregon counties, the total number of criminal alien inmates from Multnomah County in DOC prisons by type of crime and the percentage of those alien inmates who were from the county by type of crime.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from all Oregon Counties by Type of Crime Total number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers in DOC Prisons from Multnomah County by Type of Crime
    Sex Abuse 197 33 16.75%
    Rape 172 25 14.53%
    Homicide 135 38 28.15%
    Sodomy 102 17 16.67%
    Drugs 84 22 26.19%
    Assault 70 14 20.00%
    Robbery 49 17 34.69%
    Kidnapping 23 8 34.78%
    Burglary 18 3 16.67%
    Theft 13 2 15.38%
    Vehicle Theft 5 1 20.00%
    Driving Offense 3 0 0.00%
    Arson 0 0 0.00%
    Escape 0 0 0.00%
    Forgery 0 0 0.00%
    Other / Comb. Crimes 52 1 1.92%
    Total 923 181
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

    The following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the majority of the 181 criminal aliens with ICE detainers who have harmed or victimized the residents Multnomah County in the DOC prison system.

    OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
    Country Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from Multnomah Country by Country of Origin in DOC Prisons Percentage of Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Country of Origin from Multnomah County in DOC Prisons
    Mexico 121 66.85%
    Cuba 10 5.52%
    Vietnam 9 4.97%
    Guatemala 5 2.76%
    Federated States of Micronesia 4 2.12%
    Laos 3 1.66%
    Egypt 2 1.10%
    EL Salvador 2 1.10%
    Russia 2 1.10%
    Ukraine 2 1.10%
    Other Countries 21 11.60%
    Total 181 100.00%
    Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 August 18.

    Criminal aliens from 30 different countries have harmed or victimized Multnomah County residents.

    David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding 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. His past crime reports can be found at http://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

    https://docfnc.wordpress.com/2018/10/03/oregons-multnomah-county-third-in-foreign-national-crime-in-august-2018/

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