You're splitting hairs. It IS an offense. It IS illegal. It IS dishonest. It IS detrimental to our economy. Not to mention all of the gang members, drug dealers, and gun runners they bring with them to take up space in our prisons and jack up our crime rates. I wonder what percentage of gang members are illegal aliens right next door in CA.<quoted text>
Being in the US without documents is a civil offense, not a criminal offense.
Like I said, if they are honest hard working people let them go back where they came from and work hard on coming here honestly.