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Old 07-11-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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Does it fall on deaf ears to say I really don't care about political correctness anymore?
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: California
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If you go back and read my posts - I have stated that (1) I do not believe the term "illegal alien" is a slur and accurately characterizes such a person's status and (2) aliens who are here in violation of the law are here illegally, and (3) many illegal immigrants are also subject to criminal liability. I am not trying to defend illegal aliens in any way nor am I trying to justify their status. All I am saying is that the fact that someone is here illegally does not necessarily mean that they are subject to criminal liability, though all illegal aliens are subject to deportation.
Agreed! EWI's can be charged with criminal liability or not based on prosecutorial discretion, while a VO is processed through administrative proceedings and is only subject to deportation.
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I'm only making one claim - that the INA is not a penal code.
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The INA [Immigration and Nationality Act] includes both criminal and civil components, providing both for criminal charges (e.g., alien smuggling, which is prosecuted in the federal courts) and for civil violations (e.g., lack of legal status, which may lead to removal through a separate administrative system in the Department of Justice).
The INA is a penal code as it compiles a jurisdiction's criminal law, in this case aliens and illegal aliens.

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