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Old 05-03-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Conviction of the following crimes can trigger mandatory deportation of legal and illegal aliens:

• Drug crimes
• Being a drug user or addict
• Possessing, selling, buying or owning firearms or any parts or accessories
• Crimes of moral turpitude
• Aggravated felonies
• Failure to register as a sex offender
• Committing acts of domestic violence, stalking, child abuse, neglect or abandonment, including violating a protective order
• Prostitution
• Violation of any US immigration laws, including failing to report address changes, falsifying immigration documents, falsely claiming US citizenship, helping others enter the country illegally and knowingly providing false or misleading information on any immigration document or application
• Threats to national security, terrorism

8 USCA §1227(a)(2). For the majority of these crimes, it does not matter how long the legal resident has lived in the United States. If any non-citizen commits one of these crimes at any time after entering the country, he or she may be deported if convicted. It also does not matter if he or she is actually charged with committing the crime - charges of conspiracy or attempt for any one of these crimes also may trigger deportation.

Press Release - Mandatory Deportation Based on Criminal Conviction on the Rise

While this is good news ON PAPER, there is no mention of illegal entry on the list of offenses worthy of deportation. . . . did I miss something?
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:52 PM
 
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Still, it IS good news. Check one for the good guys.
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:57 PM
 
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Conviction of the following crimes can trigger mandatory deportation of legal and illegal aliens:
The operative word is “can.” Call me cynical, but I would feel much more optimistic if it stated they “will” be deported.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
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The operative word is “can.” Call me cynical, but I would feel much more optimistic if it stated they “will” be deported.
So would I. I believe that what happens in this country in the next year and a half will be both interesting and critical. I also believe that whatever happens in that time frame will be indicative of whether or not America as we know it will survive this invasion.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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Why can't it be for ANY crime?
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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So would I. I believe that what happens in this country in the next year and a half will be both interesting and critical. I also believe that whatever happens in that time frame will be indicative of whether or not America as we know it will survive this invasion.
Agreed. Our country is now on life support. Granting amnesty would be tantamount to pulling the plug.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Why can't it be for ANY crime?

Because, they would have to deport ALL illegals; and we certainly can't have that.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Agreed. Our country is now on life support. Granting amnesty would be tantamount to pulling the plug.
As usual, you have read my mind.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Why can't it be for ANY crime?
What Benicar said and because apparently they and their ethnocentric racists aren't the only ones who believe that they are the exception to the rule of law.
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:39 PM
 
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Because, they would have to deport ALL illegals; and we certainly can't have that.
Yep, doing that would be sooooooooo racist (while forgetting about the fact that illegal entry is a crime for some strange reason that no one one earth could ever comprehend).
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