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Multnomah County Sheriff to begin releasing undocumented immigrants

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton plans to change his detention policy to release undocumented immigrants that are jailed for nonviolent misdemeanor crimes.

Staton has been drafting the change for the last several months with Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen. The new policy is a sharp turn from the current practice of holding undocumented immigrants requested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency requests that some immigrants be held for deportation even after their original booking charges have been cleared.

Cogen said the new policy could potentially save the county millions of dollars, as it would free up jail beds for inmates accused of felonies or violent crimes.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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-1 #1 Multnomah County Sheriff to begin releasing undocumented immigrantsGuest 2013-03-29 18:14:01
What is happening to our state and country? We give health care benefits, food stamps and reduced tuition to illegal immigrants. Now the sheriff wants to release illegal immigrants who have committed "non violent" crimes to save money and open jail beds for inmates accused of felonies or violent crimes. I understand that thinking; however, it is a seriously flawed. These undocumented immigrants (illegals) have violated US laws by being here in the first place. Now they have committed another criminal act and are being jailed. How many crimes do they have to commit before they are deported? Well sheriff, here is an idea. Instead of jailing them and wasting tax payer dollars on them, put them on a one way flight to their country of origin and be done with it. It has to be much cheaper than arresting them, booking them, jailing them, feeding them, taking them to appear before a judge, releasing them and re-arresting them when they commit another crime. With the current financial crisis of Oregon and the USA, we can no longer afford to provide benefits to ANYONE who is here illegally (whether they walked across our borders, overstayed a student VISA or overstayed a work VISA) whichever way, they have violated our immigration laws and should be dealt with accordingly. My guess is other countries in the world do not “coddle” those who violate their laws. Only in the US can you brazenly violate the law and receive government benefits.
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