U.S. Attorney: Undocumented immigrants aren't breaking law

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U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie says it's not against the law for undocumented immigrants to be in the United States. Full Story
Bruce

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Apr 28, 2008
If they work they are breaking the law by using false documents and SS Cards.
mlimberg

Canton, GA

#2 Apr 28, 2008
U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie would have a different opinion of the law if he was speaking to family members of the people who have been killed in traffic accidents where illegal immigrants were driving wihtout proper drivers education, or a license or leagl insurance...

Sorry to hear you were appointed to your position.

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Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#3 Apr 28, 2008
So wait they aren't breaking the law but he stated the following..
Correa also said Christie drew a distinction between undocumented immigrants _ who are committing a civil violation _ and those who re-enter the U.S. after being deported, who are committing a crime by doing so.
It's a civil violation - apparently now that is not a crime? What?
Christie, who was appointed by President Bush, said the United States needs tighter border security to keep out illegal immigrants.
Why would he call them illegal immigrants if they weren't committing a crime? Why would we need tighter border security if it is not illegal for them to be here?

Great job of backpedaling on this one... ohhh my head it hurts.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#4 Apr 29, 2008
Widely considered as a contender for governor? Not any more.
Ron Zoni

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Apr 29, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
So wait they aren't breaking the law but he stated the following..
<quoted text>
It's a civil violation - apparently now that is not a crime? What?
<quoted text>
Why would he call them illegal immigrants if they weren't committing a crime? Why would we need tighter border security if it is not illegal for them to be here?
Great job of backpedaling on this one... ohhh my head it hurts.
You should read the article again.
Edweirdness

Little Rock, AR

#6 Apr 29, 2008
I've already written my House and Senate members requesting they intercede with the U.S. Attorney's office and ask that Mr. Christie step down. Obviously, Mr. Christie's political ambitions have colored his judgement and his remarks on immigration, his "passing the buck" as it were, were irresponsible and misguided. Doubtless supporters of illegal immigration will take what they want from Christie's feeble minded remarks, and while this may serve Mr. Christie's "election agenda", it is hardly helpful in addressing the egregious illegal immigration problems confronting this nation.

Christie should step down as U.S. Attorney before beginning his pandering for elected office. Remaining on the payroll at tax payer expense while preaching his "pro-illegal" agenda is not in the interest of the U.S. Attorney's office.

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Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#7 Apr 29, 2008
word games, anyone???

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Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#8 Apr 29, 2008
mommaroo wrote:
word games, anyone???
I didn't take Rhetoric 101 in college - silly me!

“say what you mean...”

Since: Nov 07

and mean what you say.

#9 Apr 29, 2008
elphaba_ wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't take Rhetoric 101 in college - silly me!
hey elphaba! how goes it? talk about a headache, huh? this article made my right eye twitch!

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Since: Mar 08

Anytown USA

#11 Apr 29, 2008
mommaroo wrote:
<quoted text> hey elphaba! how goes it? talk about a headache, huh? this article made my right eye twitch!
Hey mommaroo It goes well! heh
Yeah I agree with you on the eye twitch! More waffling than a waffle house!
Fed up

Joanna, SC

#12 Apr 30, 2008
Illegal means illegal!!! It is time something is done about it.
Ceptfer

Redmond, WA

#13 May 1, 2008
The act of "Illegal presense" IS NOT a crime. It's a Civil Violation. Most of the 12 million people here without permission ARE NOT criminals. Why are some people so upset with the truth?

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