Illegal Immigration Law
Illegal Immigration Laws
It is against the law for any citizen of another nation to enter the United States or remain here without being granted permission.
First illegal entry is a misdemeanor because Americans want our border patrol agents to be able to quickly deport illegal immigrants without a jury trial.
The current penalty for illegally immigrating to the United States is deportation with a second offense being prosecuted as felony. Being caught as an illegal immigrant in the United States results in being banned from legal entry for 10 years.
There is no mechanism by law for illegal aliens already in the US to become legal because such provisions would encourage more illegal immigration and undermine existing laws and borders.
It is against US illegal immigration laws for anyone to knowingly hire an illegal immigrant for work.
It is also illegal for anyone to knowingly aid, abet, or encourage any illegal immigrant to enter or remain in the US unlawfully. If this law were actually enforced, many politicians would be put in jail for this felony.
Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) states that...
"Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."
Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):
A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he
--- assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
--- encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
--- knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.
It is also against American illegal immigration laws for any person to overstay their visa in the United States or to transport illegal immigrants within the United States.
Unfortunately, almost all of America's major laws designed to remediate or deter illegal immigration go woefully unenforced or under-enforced.
American citizens were promised after the 1986 Amnesty under President Ronald Reagan that immigration laws designed to prevent illegal immigration would be enforced and that was a big lie!
Federal agencies check the I-9 forms and IRS forms that were a result of the new laws, and they detect illegal immigrants on a regular basis but take no action to stop illegal aliens from taking American jobs and taxpayer resources.
US illegal immigration laws not being enforced is putting America on the path to the kind of lawless anarchy governed by corrupt elites that encourages many illegal immigrants to leave their home nations in the first place!