Illegal immigrants can testify

Illegal immigrants can testify

There are 8 comments on the www.yaledailynews.com story from Oct 7, 2008, titled Illegal immigrants can testify. In it, www.yaledailynews.com reports that:

Lawyers for 16 illegal immigrants arrested as part of last summer's raids in Fair Haven hailed a court decision Monday that will allow the immigrants to testify about the alleged unconstitutionality of federal agents’ methods in obtaining evidence during the raids.

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“Natural laws have no pity”

Since: May 07

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#1 Oct 7, 2008
In a statement released last June Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff wrote, “[A] warrant is not necessary when arresting someone who is in the country illegally.”

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#2 Oct 7, 2008
Agent of Chaos wrote:
In a statement released last June Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff wrote,“[A] warrant is not necessary when arresting someone who is in the country illegally.”
As well it should be. They have not made themselves under our jurisdiction. They have explicitly shown they have no regard for our laws just by the mere fact that they are here (illegally), and yet now they want to use our laws?! B.S.! Can't have it both ways.

They need to pack their bags and get on home.
Cheyenne Z

Canyon Country, CA

#3 Oct 7, 2008
All illegal aliens are subject to arrest and deportation for violation of United States federal Immigration Laws.

They are just making it harder on themselves and wasting taxpayers money.
They should have agreed to get on the bus with the ones who accepted immediate deportation, and left the country already.
Now the judge will throw the book at them, they will be convicted of felony crimes, and they will do prison time (which can be 25 years in federal prison). They will still be deported after they get out of prison, in 6, 10, or 25 years.
Whoever is "representing" them didn't do any of them a favor.

U.S. Immigration Law.

"Illegal aliens are subject to removal (deportation) on grounds of inadmissibility or grounds of removability/deportability. "

"If the foreign national was not "admitted” to the United States (illegal entry), he or she will be charged as inadmissible pursuant to section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)."

"The immigration term “inadmissibility” means that a foreign national is ineligible to receive a U.S. visa and to be admitted to the United States."

"Inadmissibility grounds include all criminal offenses, health-related issues or communicable diseases; illegal entry and immigration violations; documentation fraud; and previous removal from the U.S."

"Grounds of deportability include being inadmissible at the time of entry or adjustment of status (including illegal entry); violation of non-immigrant status; marriage fraud; falsification of documents; false claim to U.S. citizenship; termination of conditional permanent residence; and unlawful voting."

"The grounds of deportability apply to all foreign nationals who are physically present in the United States in violation of the law."

“Natural laws have no pity”

Since: May 07

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#4 Oct 7, 2008
It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. Harboring means any conduct that tends to substantially facilitate an alien to remain in the U.S. illegally. The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally but has since lost his legal status.

The penalty for felony harboring is a fine and imprisonment for up to five years. The penalty for felony alien smuggling is a fine and up to ten years' imprisonment. Where the crime causes serious bodily injury or places the life of any person in jeopardy, the penalty is a fine and up to twenty years' imprisonment. If the criminal smuggling or harboring results in the death of any person, the penalty can include life imprisonment. Convictions for aiding, abetting, or conspiracy to commit alien smuggling or harboring, carry the same penalties. Courts can impose consecutive prison sentences for each alien smuggled or harbored. A court may order a convicted smuggler to pay restitution if the alien smuggled qualifies as a victim under the Victim and Witness Protection Act. Conspiracy to commit crimes of sheltering, harboring, or employing illegal aliens is a separate federal offense punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 or five years' imprisonment.
Trapper John

Rome, GA

#5 Oct 7, 2008
They should probably be denied bond as they are, by definition, flight risks.
Y QUE

Dallas, TX

#6 Oct 9, 2008
dang you hillbillies are a bunch of characters. your ignorance preceeds y'all! yes we should do away with warrants and bails. Now if this was to pass for illegals definately they will be used against any us citizen not just illegals.

“Assimilate & Speak English!”

Since: Jan 07

Lansing, IL - now: Pomp Bch FL

#7 Oct 14, 2008
Y QUE wrote:
dang you hillbillies are a bunch of characters. your ignorance preceeds y'all! yes we should do away with warrants and bails. Now if this was to pass for illegals definately they will be used against any us citizen not just illegals.
You're a bigot. Wanting our laws enforced does not make one a hillbilly. Shows your own ignorance shining through...
Leeloo

Tucson, AZ

#8 May 5, 2011
I'm going through a custody battle with my ex I have a little sister and isn't legal just yet and is in the process of fixing it. My question is can she testify because for 11 years she knows a lot of information of his abusive actions. I am trying to keep my 6 year old kids from harm and need my little sis to testify!

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