This was on a Maine Discussion about governor LePage. Clearly Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A) Section 274 mandates the arrest and IMPRISONMENT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO CAN REASONABLY BELIEVE someone is an illegal alien.
So, if Federal Authorities arrest an Illegal Alien, they MUST ALSO arrest anyone who assisted that alien with transportation, shelter, or to obtain employment. And make special note of “who lacks employment authorization” – so an individual in the USA on a legal document allowing them entry and a period of residency cannot work unless their papers also include “employment authorization” … and if that is being processed, they still do not have the authority and so the Citizen is guilty of a Federal Felony.
THE MOST HARM TO THE MOST PEOPLE – will the Republicans defend the right to allow felons to walk free? Of course they will!
You did not even look at anything, Please re read my statement.
Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):
A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:
assists an illegal alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.ere is one small example.
Three times in one statement.
Seems LePage has something to scream at Feds over -- even sue them for failure to perform their lawful duties. Since Maine was one of states which sued in Texas (and won) to deny Obama the Proprietorial Authority which was basis of his POTUS Order, LePage can now charge the INS & Homeland Security, with failing to comply with law. Specifically "A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when [they] assists an illegal alien."
So we have issue of who defines who is an "Illegal Alien"; followed by reality that employment and assistance of 11 million illegals would involve at least that many citizens.
The is NO "Proprietorial Discretion" -- no executive order which can alter the language of your citation, therefore there MUST be a massive round-up of citizens guilty of the Federal Felony.
Or do you support violation of the law you yourself cited and presented?
Then there is "encourages that illegal alien to remain in the U.S" -- does it say "illegal alien" are to be arrested? Nope the ones who help them are subject to arrest. If the individual looks foreign, has accent, or trouble with English, the "reasonably know is illegally in US" is easily met and can be confirmed with a direct question as to their status.
LePage et al shout about illegals getting SNAP benefits -- but Caseworkers are required to ask and obtain documents, so the caseworkers who grant the benefits are guilty of a federal felony.
And what does " lacks employment authorization" mean? Undocumented? No supporting documents, or does it apply to those whose previous documents expired and new ones are being processed -- thus have no current authorization?
NO "Proprietorial Discretion" would seem to mean no current documents and they are illegal and anyone giving them assistance is guilty of a Federal Felony -- therefore MUST be prosecuted.
Yep -- you are right -- the law clearly states we have millions of Americans who are felons avoiding prosecution and we need to round them up and toss them in Federal Jails. So happy you made the issue clear.