- Dec 27, 2005
Is that true?that's not true, you can apply for asylum from your home country
many people crossing in areas besides the ports of entry don't present themselves to border agents, others deliberately present themselves to CPB officers as a distraction so that the cartels can bring drugs and humans through in other areas weakened by the now occupied officers
90% of asylum seekers are not found to have a credible claim of fear
the people we're talking about, the ones being picked up for deportation, have already had their day in court, they've already been ordered to go home and are thus now here illegally by refusing to leave, or they broke our law by not showing up for their court dates
they don't even know how many illegal aliens we have in this country, the estimates run from 11 million to 22 million, the majority of these people did NOT present themselves for asylum, they snuck in and never left, or came in on visas, and refused to leave when their visa expired, again breaking our laws
what you're saying is just splitting hairs, and the very reason why we need Congress to step up to the plate and reform our immigration laws
just like anyone who enters your home without permission is trespassing, anyone who does not come in to the USA with permission is a criminal, period!
they must come trough a point of entryso ... LMP has inspired me to look for when exactly a border crossing is illegal
this is what the US code says:
8 U.S. Code § 1325. Improper entry by alien
(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.
(b) Improper time or place; civil penalties: Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of—(1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or (2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection.
Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.
(c) Marriage fraud
Any individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than $250,000, or both.
(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraud
Any individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordance with title 18, or both.