<quoted text>What a load of krap! Being in OUR counyty illegally is the first law they broke.
Illegals are breaking a law, good way to state the obvious. That law is a civil infraction that carries a fine of $50 to $250 [first time offense], the legal equivalent of jaw walking or public littering.
8 U.S.C.§ 1325 : US Code - Section 1325: Improper entry by alien
So why are you frothing at the mouth about it like a rabid hyena?
You justify the illegality of this act by the fact that the law interprets it as illegal, yet you seem to ignore the fact that the penalty is also extremely mild and that the "law" you rely on to pontificate also regards this crime as insignificant. Insignificant enough for the fine to be less than a speeding ticket in some places, so miniscule that people have to be caught doing it several times for it to be prosecuted beyond a civil infraction.
Illegals caught are rarely deported, look at the statistics and most illegals caught are let go and only deported after committing another crime or sneaking in several times.
Moreover, you act as if the immigration law is written in stone, which the history of immigration in this country has proven it is not. Reagan gave amnesty to millions of illegals in the 1980s, just like our govt did for the dozens of millions of illegals who came here from Europe before 1912, both prime examples of how maleable our immigration laws are.
How about all these changes in immigration code since 1986?
1. Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA), 1986: A blanket amnesty for some 2.7 million illegal aliens
2. Section 245(i) Amnesty, 1994: A temporary rolling amnesty for 578,000 illegal aliens
3. Section 245(i) Extension Amnesty, 1997: An extension of the rolling amnesty created in 1994
4. Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA) Amnesty, 1997: An amnesty for close to one million illegal aliens from Central America
5. Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act Amnesty (HRIFA), 1998: An amnesty for 125,000 illegal aliens from Haiti
6. Late Amnesty, 2000: An amnesty for some illegal aliens who claim they should have been amnestied under the 1986 IRCA amnesty, an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens
7. LIFE Act Amnesty, 2000: A reinstatement of the rolling Section 245(i) amnesty, an estimated 900,000 illegal aliens
8. 100,000 to 200,000 illegal Haitian nationals receive a 18 months of protected status.
9. 80,000 immigrants –- mostly from Islamic countries –- to resettle in the United States during fiscal year 2011
10. 1,000,000 illegal aliens under the age of 30 currently received a two year moratorium on deportation pending further notice.
How about the chinese exclusion act, and its eradication in the 1960s, or the changing of quota laws for immigration? These are all major changes in our immigration code and process that illustrate how the law is anything but written in stone.
You do know it was also illegal for blacks and whites to marry, asians to own property and native americans to practice their religion; and these laws were found to be incorrect and changed eventually.
My point is not that illegals should be given a free pass to come here, but that your point about illegal immigration being so wrong because the law states it as only a civil infraction is extremely incorrect.