If You Are In The Country Illegally....

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    If you are in the country illegally, you should be afraid, very afraid.

    Whether it’s by crossing the U.S. border with a "coyote" or buying a fake U.S. passport, a foreign national who enters the U.S. illegally can be both convicted of a crime and held responsible for a civil violation under the U.S. immigration laws. Illegal entry also carries consequences for anyone who might later attempt to apply for a green card or other immigration benefit.

    The penalties and consequences get progressively more severe if a person enters illegally more than once, or enters illegally after an order of removal (deportation) or after having been convicted of an aggravated felony.

    What Is Illegal Entry to the U.S.?
    The immigration law actually uses the term "improper entry," which has a broad meaning. It’s more than just slipping across the U.S. border at an unguarded point. Improper entry can include:

    • entering or attempting to enter the United States at any time or place other than one designated by U.S. immigration officers (in other words, away from a border inspection point or other port of entry)
    • eluding examination or inspection by U.S. immigration officers (people have tried everything from digging tunnels to hiding in the trunk of a friend’s car)
    • attempting to enter or obtain entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or willful concealment of a material fact (which might include, for example, lying on a visa application or buying a false green card or other entry document).
    (See Title 8, Section 1325 of the U.S. Code (U.S.C.), or Section 275 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (I.N.A.) for the exact statutory language - www.uscis.gov/laws/immigration-and-nationality-act.)

    Criminal Penalties for Improper Entry to the U.S.
    For the first improper entry offense, the person can be fined (as a criminal penalty), or imprisoned for up to six months, or both.

    For a subsequent offense, the person can be fined or imprisoned for up to two years, or both. (See 8 U.S.C. Section 1325, I.N.A. Section 275.)

    But just in case that isn’t enough to deter illegal entrants, a separate section of the law adds penalties for reentry (or attempted reentry) in cases where the person had been convicted of certain types of crimes and thus removed (deported) from the U.S., as follows:

    1. People removed for a conviction of three or more misdemeanors involving drugs, crimes against the person, or both, or a felony (other than an aggravated felony), shall be fined, imprisoned for up to ten years, or both.
    2. People removed for a conviction of an aggravated felony shall be fined, imprisoned for up to 20 years, or both.
    3. People who were excluded or removed from the United States for security reasons shall be fined, and imprisoned for up to ten years, which sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.
    4. Nonviolent offenders who were removed from the United States before their prison sentence was up shall be fined, imprisoned for up to ten years, or both.
    What’s more, someone deported before a prison sentence was complete may be incarcerated for the remainder of the sentence of imprisonment, without any reduction for parole or supervised release.

    (See 8 U.S.C. Section 1326, I.N.A. Section 276.)

    Civil Penalties
    Entry (or attempted entry) at a place other than one designated by immigration officers carries additional civil penalties. The amount is at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or twice that amount if the illegal entrant has been previously fined a civil penalty for the same violation. (See 8 U.S.C. Section 1325, I.N.A. Section 275.)

    Immigration Consequences of an Improper Entry
    A person who comes to the US without permission of the immigration authorities is inadmissible. To learn more about inadmissibility, see Who Can't Get Into The United States?

    In practice, that usually means that if the person became eligible for a green card or other immigration status, he or she would be ineligible to adjust status within the United States. By leaving the U.S. and applying from overseas, the inadmissibility problem could be solved – unless the person had already stayed in the U.S. for six months or more without a right to be there. In that case, he or she would run into a separate ground of inadmissibility, based on "unlawful presence" in the United States. (For more on how that affects your possibilities of obtaining a green card, see Legal Options for an Undocumented Immigrant to Stay in the U.S.)

    If a person was removed from the U.S. (deported) on the basis of a conviction for an aggravated felony (other than illegal entry or reentry), then the improper entry itself is considered to be an aggravated felony. (See 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43)(O).) Having one of more aggravated felonies on one’s record is a huge problem, because aggravated felonies bar a person from virtually all immigration benefits, and are a grounds of deportability (under 8 U.S.C. 1227, I.N.A. Section 237).
     
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    Democrats are above the law and sending the message to those entering illegally that they will protect them and seeking the change the law. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? First, he would obey the laws of the land and expect others to also.
     
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    The 1986 Immigration Reform Explained
    The Senate is currently considering what some have called the largest immigration overhaul in the country's history, a bill that includes a path to citizenship for the country's undocumented immigrants.
    As we debate immigration reform today, it's worth looking back to the last major legalization program in the U.S. Signed under President Ronald Reagan, the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) gave a pathway to citizenship to 2.7 million undocumented people and penalized employers who knowingly hired those without a legal work permit. But its success was relative.
    Many consider the plan a failure because it didn't achieve its primary purpose of stopping illegal immigration. The undocumented immigrant population has swelled from approximately one million in the 1970s to 11 million today.
    1986 Immigration Reform Explained

    If we do not learn from our mistakes, we are bound to make them over and over again and again. Comprehensive Immigration Reform will not fix our illegal immigration problem.
     
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    If you are here illegally and get rounded up and sent back you will never be able to enter in a legal way...so you had better voluntarily go home with your family and try it legally....take my advise....that's the last free thing here for you...so go home...
     
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    They, the democrats, want gun control but they do not want to control illegal immigration where illegal aliens kill more Americans than guns. Guns do not drive drunk or rape, rob, deal drugs. 26% of Federal Prisoners are illegal aliens. Never heard a Democrat ever mention the crimes committed by illegal aliens. WHY?
     
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    The 2003 invasion of Iraq was the first stage of the Iraq War. ...The invasion of the North American continent......Home invasion is generally an unauthorized and forceful entry into a dwelling.....If you use the term an invasion for people crossing the border illegally, that is not anti-Hispanic — it's a fact,...So why are people so upset because Trump called it an invasion. If you enter my home illegally, it is a crime and you can be taken forcibly from my home and put in jail because it is a crime.....But cross the border into this country which is my home is an invasion, and it is illegal and a crime and a penalty of deportation, but you are welcomed and taken care of. Sound like a double standard for some people. Got some fucked up people running this country.
    While waiting for my bus today coming from WalMart I counted 9 what appeared to be Mexicans jaywalking across a busy street. Jaywalking is a crime. Many degrees of crimes but the point is no respect for rules and laws. Same thing they did when they crossed the border illegally. They have no respect for boundaries.
     
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    Wrong.

    This fails as a false comparison fallacy.

    Democrats follow immigration law, and advocate for firearm regulatory measures consistent with the Second Amendment and its case law.
     

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