DHS Chief Napolitano: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Crime

DHS Chief Napolitano: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Crime

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    DHS Chief Napolitano: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Crime

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    DHS Chief Napolitano: Illegal Immigration Is Not a Crime

    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 11:26 AM

    By: Jim Meyers Article Font Size



    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano stunned many listeners during an appearance on CNN when she asserted that illegal immigration is really not a crime.


    In an interview with CNN’s John King last week, Napolitano discussed Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., a strict enforcer of immigration laws who says he wants illegal aliens to be prosecuted and jailed.


    King said: “A lot of Democrats in Congress want you to investigate him. They think he is over the line. He says he is just enforcing the law and the problem is the federal government.”


    Napolitano responded: “Sheriff Joe … knows that there aren’t enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.


    “What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.


    “And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.”


    The fact is, crossing the border without authorization is a crime. The statute reads: “Any alien who enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers . . . shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.”

    So while they demonize those who value their consitutional rights, those returning from iraq and afganistan as being "potential demomestic terrorists," those evil "right wing extremists" that voted for Ron Paul... they don't think illgal immigration is a crime?

    Is this woman suppose to keep the homeland safe? What a sick joke this is... really.
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    Oxymoron.

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    Illegal Immigration

    Illegal means illegal, right.

    So should call it impolite immigration?

    Uninvited immigration?

    Duuhh! Okay!
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    Educated Stupidity


    (another Oxymoron for you)

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    Hmm. Is treason still a crime?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Hmm. Is treason still a crime?
    I doubt it!
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    She is the least articulate person I've had the misfortune of listening to in a long time.

    If an illegal immigrant gained entry without false representation, i.e. they stay beyond their visa and it was not their intent to do so at the time of their entry, then yes, it's a civil matter that is accompanied by deportation. Her contention that it's a civil matter regardless of the circumstances is ridiculous - and she's either completely unaware of the very laws she is ultimately responsible for enforcing or (as I believe) she is unable to form her thoughts into words.

    Here's the actual code:
    US CODE: Title 8,1325. Improper entry by alien
    (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
    Any alien who
    (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or
    (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or
    (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
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    This is a person highly educated BEYOND her intelligence. I think Obama should mandate teleprompters for his entire cabinet. What a bunch of idiots!
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    Wow - Everybody, Modererators please forgive my possible ignorance - Did the meaning of the word "illegal" change?

    maybe its just me thinking about fiesta in San Antonio tonite......
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    I was very pleased when Janet vacated the Govenors office.

    It is a shame the only way we could get her to do so was via the DHS office.

    She has been a stumbling block in the way of addressing the Invasion for several years. It's time to put her out to pasture.
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    What do you expect from an Obama appointee. Is she current on her taxes?
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    Un freaking believable
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    Illegal border crossing is not a crime, and going to church or to a Tea Party makes you a terrorist. Sounds like she has a very bad case of Mad Cow Disease.
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