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March 9, 2006

Hillary: Enforcing the law is acting like a 'Police State'

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

Something about this baffles me.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that some Republicans are trying to create a "police state" to round up illegal immigrants.

What is it about "illegal" immigrants that police are suppose to ignore about their being in violation of the law? Aren't police suppose to "police" law breakers? Shouldn't "illegal" immigrants be "rounded up" and thrown out of our country? Earth to Hillary - they are i l l e g a l immigrants.

For Hillary's enlightenment, under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:

* Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or
* Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or
* 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;

... has committed a federal crime.

Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.

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Posted by Richard at March 9, 2006 12:46 PM



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