You've probably heard of "sanctuary cities" - municipal governments who protect illegal immigrants from deportation - but Oregon technically qualifies as a "sanctuary state".
So what are the consequences of having an entire state protect illegal immigrants?
Fidel Lopez, 52, was convicted in April 2019 and sentenced to 60 days in jail for the crime of raping his girlfriend's dog to death. Strangely, 60 days is the maximum sentence for this crime in Oregon.
Following his sentence, the suspect was immediately released into Multnomah County in Oregon because the state of Oregon protects illegals from deportation.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) requested the illegal alien be turned over for deportation after being released from prison but that request was ignored by the sanctuary state officials.
ICE spokeswoman Tanya J. Roman said, "Sanctuary policies not only provide a refuge for illegal aliens, but they also shield criminal aliens who prey on people in their own and other communities."
The suspect has since been captured and detained by ICE. They plan to deport him in the near future.