to Gov. Kate Brown: Veto HB 3464!
20-time deported, criminal illegal alien, sex
offender suspect released, federal funding jeopardized by
Oregon's so-called "sanctuary state" status
SALEM, Ore.-Republicans are calling on Gov. Kate Brown to
, which would expand Oregon's so-called
"sanctuary state" status.
Lawmakers are saying Oregon should reevaluate the state's
policy direction considering reports that violent
offenders are being let free coupled with Attorney General
Jeff Sessions threats of defunding states who block
federal immigration law enforcement from doing their job.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the Multnomah County
Sheriff's Office released a criminal alien who allegedly
sexually assaulted two women in Portland after an
immigration detainer requested he be held for deportation.
The Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese asserted in an
interview with Full
that turning over criminal aliens to the
federal government, damages "community trust."
Martinez has been deported 20 times in addition to having
an wide-ranging, vicious criminal past. "Defendant
has entry/removal from [the] United States to/from Mexico
20 times with at least [five] probation violations from
re-entry," KOIN 6, a CBS affiliate, reported from
court documents filed in March 2017. He also has quite the
rap sheet. Court records reveal Martinez has a vigorous
criminal history that includes burglary, battery, and
"Under no circumstances should an alleged sex
offending criminal illegal alien get off scot free from
their heinous crimes," said Senate Minority Whip
Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls. "This is why we
have rules, laws and the legislature... these institutions
protect people. Sanctuary states excuse lawless behavior
and perpetuate criminal, rape and gang cultures. Every
Oregonian should be outraged to see criminals let loose
into the streets. Career Democrats shouldn't sacrifice
Oregonians' safety on the altar of their extreme political
According to KOIN
Multnomah County, where Martinez has been lawlessly
living, has issued 9 failure to appear warrants against
Martinez since September 1986. Martinez reportedly
uses a bunch of aliases like "Sergio Alberto
Martinez," "Erick Acosta," "Smyley,"
and even "Poison."
"Oregon has a serious human trafficking and sex
trafficking problem. We need to stop calling Oregon a
sanctuary state because it's not a sanctuary at all,"
said state Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer. "We should be
empowering law enforcement, not rapists and sex offenders.
You have two choices, you either embrace the rule of law,
or you embrace lawbreakers."
"Signing into law House Bill 3464, will be considered
an act of lawlessness by my constituents," said
Thatcher. "House Bill 3464 aids and abets
lawbreakers. It will censor Oregon state and local
governments by restraining them from giving full
cooperation to law enforcement when the suspect is not
Oregon Democrats have a conflicting standard when it comes
to exchanging immigration information with federal
authorities. While passing legislation to block and deny
federal law enforcement access to critical information
that would help ensure public safety, they are
simultaneously requesting information from the
federal government about its enforcement activities in
House Bill 3464 not only aims to silence public bodies
from cooperating with the feds; it also contains a
procedural tactic that curtails citizens from having a say
on the issue. The bill was drafted as "emergency"
According to the Oregon Constitution, emergency
clauses were supposed to be used for new
laws that require immediate action for public peace,
health and safety.
With HB 3464's so-called "emergency"
designation, the bill will take effect immediately and
essentially denies voters their constitutional right of
For follow-up commentary contact Thatcher
and Linthicum spokesman Jonathan Lockwood at 971-645-2140