Illegal Immigration is a Crime 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. See: Unlawful entry a crime since '29 - Rocky Mountain News -- June 11, 2006 Federal Immigration and Nationality Act allows for state and local official to arrest, detain and turn illegal aliens over to ICE for deportation. A 6 passenger car loaded with 12 people can be stopped for seat belt violations and if they look Hispanic (reasonable suspicion with Hispanic appearance) they can be asked for ID and their immigration status legally. This is not racial profiling and is legal. Federal Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens. Hispanic appearance alone is not sufficient. (But can be used.) Immigration officers and police must have a valid warrant or valid employer's consent to enter workplaces or residences. How can this law be enforced if it is racist, abuse civil rights, racial profiling and unconstitutional.? Under Immigration and Nationality Act Section 237 (a)(1)(B) which says: "Any alien who is present in the United States in violation of this Act or any other law of the United States is deportable." How can you deport an illegal alien if you cannot enforce the law that gives you the authority to do so? Why are illegal aliens protesting and making demands when they can legally be arrested and deported if they cannot show papers that they are here legally. They are not immigrants and cannot protest for immigrant rights. Arizona law is neither abuse civil rights, profiling, un-American, illegal or unconstitutional and no different from the Federal Immigration law they have been following for the past 60 plus years. Comprehensive Immigration Reform abuse my civil rights, racist, illegal, un-American and unconstitutional and nothing more than a political ploy and pandering to Hispanics. Thats irresponsible. Aiding, abetting, harboring, encouraging illegals a felony Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, ... An employer can be convicted of the felony of harboring illegal aliens who are ... Page Not Available I believe Obama and Comprehensive Immigration Reform falls under this law and he is committing a felon. deral Immigration and Nationality Act Section 8 USC 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv)(b)(iii) "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. Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.