Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Court Says: Illegals not necessarily a crime

Illegal Presence in US Not Necessarily A Crime, Court Says

(CNSNews.com) If you can get past the border guards and into the United States, you’re no longer violating the law, according to a Kansas Court of Appeals decision.

A three-judge panel threw out an illegal immigrant's jail sentence, based on an apparent contradiction in U.S. law: While it is illegal to enter the country without the proper documents and permissions, it is not necessarily illegal to be in the country...