Saturday, September 08, 2007

Rudeee!!! Wrong!!! on the Law

Thanks to the intrepid RAG (with whom I disagree on a few topics, btw), we have a cite for Rudeeeeee!!! to study:

Here's what 8 U.S.C. 1325(a) says:

(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts

Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both

(I'll trust RAG's implicit contention that this is a criminal law...)

RAG goes on:

You're correct that deportation proceedings to remove illegal immigrants are civil but to say that illegal immigration isn't a crime is just plain stupid.

You went on to say that you didn't believe that illegal immigration should be a crime, either. I guess that you're entitled to your opinion but the one that counts here belongs to Congress and Congress has already spoken.

Nice catch, RAG!

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