Most of you are aware of the house file that passed the floor this past week in Minnesota. H.F. 1500 passed the House overwhelmingly in support of giving illegals driver’s license on Minnesota roads. Many of you may not be aware that passing the House file could be viewed as an act of treason. Federal law clearly addresses its position on those who are here in the country illegally.
We should address the first act of treason by your representatives when supporting or writing legislation to aid and abet the undocumented illegals present in the United States.
Bringing in and harboring certain aliens is part of US code (8 U.S.C. § 1324). This statute is aimed at an individual who “knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry.”
The statute is also aimed at the person who “knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law”; or with the same knowledge “conceals, harbors, or shields from detection” such an alien; or “encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law.”
An individual is liable under this statute if they engage in any conspiracy to commit any of these acts, or if they aid or abet the commission the acts.42
Punishment ranges from one to 10 years, but can reach up to 20 years if the alien places a person’s life in jeopardy during the process, if the alien presented a life-threatening health risk to people in the United States, or if aliens were transported in groups of 10 or more, for example.43
Secondly, we should address the workplace environment when illegally hiring a person here. If Minnesota were to give permission for an illegal to drive legally on our roads, they still do not have the permission to work in the state according to the Federal statutes.
False personation of a U.S. Citizen (18 U.S.C. § 911) is also part of US code. Illegal aliens often present themselves as US citizens, an act punishable as a felony. This law is often cited in immigration prosecutions and may involve, for example, an alien claiming US citizenship to his employer. It may also involve an illegal alien claiming to be a citizen for purposes of voting, receiving some government benefit, or an alien attempting to avoid deportation by presenting a fake US birth certificate to an ICE agent during an investigation.64 An alien who “falsely and willfully represents himself to be a citizen of the United States” faces a fine and imprisonment up to three years.65I
Laws Involving the Workplace
Since the comprehensive amnesty of 1986 — the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) — it has been illegal for employers to hire illegal aliens. Employers who knowingly employ illegal aliens are subject to fines that range from $250 to $2,500 for the first violation, to $3,000 to $10,000 for a third violation. If such illegal employment becomes a pattern or practice, the employer can also face imprisonment.60 Any type of amnesty would give employers a pass for such violations and make their illegal hires permanent.
Fraud and false statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001) are also part of the US code.
All US employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire. This includes citizens and noncitizens. The purpose is to document that each new employee is authorized to work in the United States. The form must be completed within three days of the hiring, but if the job is to last less than three days the form must be completed at the time employment begins.72
Any illegal alien who has filled out an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form is likely to be guilty of perjury. One section requires an attestation of employability and reads as follows:
I attest, under penalty of perjury, that I am:
__ A citizen of the United States
__ A noncitizen national of the United States
__ A lawful permanent resident
The I-9 form also requires employees to attest to the following:
I am aware that federal law provides for imprisonment and/or fines for false statements or use of false documents in connection with the completion of this form.7If an Illegal receives permission to drive he/she does not have permission to work.
Finally, voting by aliens (18 U.S.C. § 611) is also a part of the US code.
While it is unclear to what extent illegal aliens have voted in national elections, federal law makes it unlawful for “any alien to vote in any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing a candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate from the District of Columbia, or Resident Commissioner.” An alien who violates this statute faces a fine and up to a year in jail, or both.135 This is a general intent crime meaning that the act of voting, even without malicious intent, is sufficient for a conviction.136
Additionally, under 18 U.S.C. § 1015(f), any alien who “makes any false statement or claim that he is a citizen of the United States in order to register to vote or to vote in any Federal, State or local election (including an initiative, recall, or referendum)” faces a fine and/or imprisonment up to five years.137
I find this interesting because all illegals are counted in the electoral college which gives permission to vote by the numbers in a district.
I could go on and have many more reasons our elected officials are in reckless disregard of our liberties, but these points should get your attention and cause you to share with others.
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