"Any person who . . . encourages or induces an alien to . . . reside . . . knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such . . . residence is . . . in violation of law, shall be punished as provided . . . for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs . . . fined under title 18 . . . imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both."
Section 274 felonies under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, INA 274A(a)(1)(A):
A person (including a group of persons, business, organization, or local government) commits a federal felony when she or he:
* assists an alien s/he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him or her to obtain employment, or
* encourages that alien to remain in the U.S. by referring him or her to an employer or by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
* knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.
Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime. Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his or her work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.
Recruitment and Employment of Illegal Aliens
It is unlawful to hire an alien, to recruit an alien, or to refer an alien for a fee, knowing the alien is unauthorized to work in the United States. It is equally unlawful to continue to employ an alien knowing that the alien is unauthorized to work. Employers may give preference in recruitment and hiring to a U.S. citizen over an alien with work authorization only where the U.S. citizen is equally or better qualified. It is unlawful to hire an individual for employment in the United States without complying with employment eligibility verification requirements. Requirements include examination of identity documents and completion of Form I-9 for every employee hired. Employers must retain all I-9s, and, with three days' advance notice, the forms must be made available for inspection. Employment includes any service or labor performed for any type of remuneration within the United States, with the exception of sporadic domestic service by an individual in a private home. Day laborers or other casual workers engaged in any compensated activity (with the above exception) are employees for purposes of immigration law. An employer includes an agent or anyone acting directly or indirectly in the interest of the employer. For purposes of verfication of authorization to work, employer also means an independent contractor, or a contractor other than the person using the alien labor. The use of temporary or short-term contracts cannot be used to circumvent the employment authorization verification requirements. If employment is to be for less than the usual three days allowed for completing the I-9 Form requirement, the form must be completed immediately at the time of hire.
An employer has constructive knowledge that an employee is an illegal unauthorized worker if a reasonable person would infer it from the facts. Constructive knowledge constituting a violation of federal law has been found where (1) the I-9 employment eligibility form has not been properly completed, including supporting documentation, (2) the employer has learned from other individuals, media reports, or any source of information available to the employer that the alien is unauthorized to work, or (3) the employer acts with reckless disregard for the legal consequences of permitting a third party to provide or introduce an illegal alien into the employer's work force. Knowledge cannot be inferred solely on the basis of an individual's accent or foreign appearance.
Actual specific knowledge is not required. For example, a newspaper article stating that ballrooms depend on an illegal alien work force of dance hostesses was held by the courts to be a reasonable ground for suspicion that unlawful conduct had occurred.
IT IS ILLEGAL FOR NONPROFIT OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS to knowingly assist an employer to violate employment sanctions, REGARDLESS OF CLAIMS THAT THEIR CONVICTIONS REQUIRE THEM TO ASSIST ALIENS. Harboring or aiding illegal aliens is not protected by the First Amendment. It is a felony to establish a commercial enterprise for the purpose of evading any provision of federal immigration law. Violators may be fined or imprisoned for up to five years.
Encouraging and Harboring Illegal Aliens
It is a violation of law for any person to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection in any place, including any building or means of transportation, any alien who is in the United States in violation of law. HARBORING MEANS ANY CONDUCT THAT TENDS TO SUBSTANTIALLY FACILITATE AN ALIEN TO REMAIN IN THE U.S. ILLEGALLY. The sheltering need not be clandestine, and harboring covers aliens arrested outdoors, as well as in a building. This provision includes harboring an alien who entered the U.S. legally but has since lost his legal status.
An employer can be convicted of the felony of harboring illegal aliens who are his employees if he takes actions in reckless disregard of their illegal status, such as ordering them to obtain false documents, altering records, obstructing INS inspections, or taking other actions that facilitate the alien's illegal employment. Any person who within any 12-month period hires ten or more individuals with actual knowledge that they are illegal aliens or unauthorized workers is guilty of felony harboring. It is also a felony to encourage or induce an alien to come to or reside in the U.S. knowing or recklessly disregarding the fact that the alien's entry or residence is in violation of the law. This crime applies to any person, rather than just employers of illegal aliens. Courts have ruled that "encouraging" includes counseling illegal aliens to continue working in the U.S. or assisting them to complete applications with false statements or obvious errors. The fact that the alien is a refugee fleeing persecution is not a defense to this felony, since U.S. law and the UN Protocol on Refugees both require that a refugee must report to immigration authorities without delay upon entry to the U.S.
The penalty for felony harboring is a fine and imprisonment for up to five years. The penalty for felony alien smuggling is a fine and up to ten years' imprisonment. Where the crime causes serious bodily injury or places the life of any person in jeopardy, the penalty is a fine and up to twenty years' imprisonment. If the criminal smuggling or harboring results in the death of any person, the penalty can include life imprisonment. Convictions for aiding, abetting, or conspiracy to commit alien smuggling or harboring, carry the same penalties. Courts can impose consecutive prison sentences for each alien smuggled or harbored. A court may order a convicted smuggler to pay restitution if the alien smuggled qualifies as a victim under the Victim and Witness Protection Act. Conspiracy to commit crimes of sheltering, harboring, or employing illegal aliens is a separate federal offense punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 or five years' imprisonment.
A person or entity having knowledge of a violation or potential violation of employer sanctions provisions may submit a signed written complaint to the INS office with jurisdiction over the business or residence of the potential violator, whether an employer, employee, or agent. The complaint must include the names and addresses of both the complainant and the violator, and detailed factual allegations, including date, time, and place of the potential violation, and the specific conduct alleged to be a violation of employer sanctions. By regulation, the INS will only investigate third-party complaints that have a reasonable probability of validity. Designated INS officers and employees, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws, may make an arrest for violation of smuggling or harboring illegal aliens.
State and local law enforcement officials have the general power to investigate and arrest violators of federal immigration statutes without prior INS knowledge or approval, as long as they are authorized to do so by state law. There is no extant federal limitation on this authority. The 1996 immigration control legislation passed by Congress was intended to encourage states and local agencies to participate in the process of enforcing federal immigration laws. Immigration officers and local law enforcement officers may detain an individual for a brief warrantless interrogation where circumstances create a reasonable suspicion that the individual is illegally present in the U.S. Specific facts constituting a reasonable suspicion include evasive, nervous, or erratic behavior; dress or speech indicating foreign citizenship; and presence in an area known to contain a concentration of illegal aliens. Hispanic appearance alone is not sufficient. Immigration officers and police must have a valid warrant or valid employer's consent to enter workplaces or residences. Any vehicle used to transport or harbor illegal aliens, or used as a substantial part of an activity that encourages illegal aliens to come to or reside in the U.S. may be seized by an immigration officer and is subject to forfeiture. The forfeiture power covers any conveyances used within the U.S.
RICO -- Citizen Recourse
Private persons and entities may initiate civil suits to obtain injunctions and treble damages against enterprises that conspire to or actually violate federal alien smuggling, harboring, or document fraud statutes, under the Racketeer-Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO). The pattern of racketeering activity is defined as commission of two or more of the listed crimes. A RICO enterprise can be any individual legal entity, or a group of individuals who are not a legal entity but are associated in fact, AND CAN INCLUDE NONPROFIT ASSOCIATIONS.
Employers who aid or abet the preparation of false tax returns by failing to pay income or Social Security taxes for illegal alien employees, or who knowingly make payments using false names or Social Security numbers, are subject to IRS criminal and civil sanctions. U.S. nationals who have suffered intentional discrimination because of citizenship or national origin by an employer with more than three employees may file a complaint within 180 days of the discriminatory act with the Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, U.S. Department of Justice. In additon to the federal statutes summarized, state laws and local ordinances controlling fair labor practices, workers compensation, zoning, safe housing and rental property, nuisance, licensing, street vending, and solicitations by contractors may also apply to activities that involve illegal aliens.
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Please inform your elected officials at all levels of the government of these provisions and ask what they are going to do about enforcement? If they fail and one has the funds... initiate RICO act law suites and demand huge damages... against individal members of the government and private organizations involved in aiding and abetting illegal immigration.
America is under attack... it is being invaided by illegal aliens... massive numbers are seeking to overload our economy and government institutions in an effort to collapse our system of government. This is a type of asymetrical war and needs to be recognized and called what it is WAR. It is time to put Mexico and all of Central America on notice ... America is no longer going to look upon the invasion as the mere migration of their poor, it will be seen as a deliberate attempt to subvert our economy and in turn our govenment.
Funny thing about some Christians, and the way they add Israel into their sentences, Israel is not a Christian Nation, most American Jews and Israel, they do not believe Christ has come, so they are waiting on Christ.
Religion in Israel is a central feature of the country and plays a major role in shaping Israeli culture and lifestyle, and religion has played a central role in Israel's history.
Israel does not have a constitution. While the Basic Laws of Israel that serve in place of a constitution define the country as a "Jewish state", these Basic Laws, coupled with Knesset statutes, decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel, and various elements of the common law current in Israel, offer some protection for free practice of religion in the country. Pew Research Center has identified Israel as one of the countries that places "high" restrictions on religion, and there have been limits placed on non-Orthodox streams of Judaism. Legal accommodation of the non-Jewish communities follows the pattern and practice of the Ottoman and British administrations with some important modifications. Israeli law officially recognizes five religions, all belonging to the Abrahamic family of religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Druzeism, and the Bahá'í Faith. Furthermore, the law formally recognizes ten separate sects of Christianity: the Roman, Armenian, Maronite, Greek, Syriac, and Chaldean Catholic Churches; the Eastern Orthodox Greek Orthodox Church; the Oriental Orthodox, Syriac Orthodox Church; the Armenian Apostolic Church; and Anglicanism. Relations among religious groups—between Jews and non-Jews, between Muslims and Christians, and among the different streams of Judaism, such as Orthodox, Reform and Conservative—are often strained.
Christian's understand that the foundations of their religion are rooted in Judaism ... especially, the old testament scriptures which include the primary books of the Torah and Talmud.
In fact, the Christian faith began as a SECT of Judaism until it was declared heretical by the Jewish Sanhedrin and High Priest. So, any attempt to separate the Christian faith from its Jewish roots would require the Christian to deny the root of Jessie, the House of David and the very blood line that brought Jesus Christ into the world.
Christian's are inexorably connected to Judaism... being grafted into the tree of Israel, the adopted Children of the Family of God... The God of Abraham ... the founder and patriarch of Judaism.... is the same God of Christianity. Christians are merely COMPLETED JEWS... Jews of the circumcised heart... whose door posts and lentils have the Blood of Jesus Christ applied to them.
If we deny Judaism's fundamentals we also deny our heritage and scriptural basis for our faith in Christ. We can not deny Judaism without denying Christianity... they are inexorably entwined.
I placed that there, that information because every noted comment exposing the Federal Reserve Of London England to a certain body of people connected to Israel, their Federal Reserve, the comments are all deleted.
So, Mr. Ronald that is grand, but hey man, facts, are facts, and people are people good and bad in all walks of life.
And besides, our people the Many Different Tribes Of America, they all ready knew of God long before the Bible came to this land called America. I am done with this blog, so you guys have a blast.
And thats History for today !
The Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael is where Jesus-Yeshua Christ was Born in Bethlehem Israel-Yisrael, HE Died in Jerusalem Israel-Yisrael and AROSE ON THE THIRD DAY, and HE is ALIVE at the RIGHT HAND side of our ONE TRUE GOD THE FATHER who art in Heaven Above!!
Jesus-Yeshua Christ was Born in a Jewish Family, HE was Raised Jewish, HE was a Jewish Rabbi ( Teacher ), and HE is KING of kings and LORD ( ADONAI ) of lords, HE is the ALPHA and OMEGA, HE is the BEGINNING and the END!! Sing Glory Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha!!
Please Pray for our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and Israel-Yisrael and our Christian Earth Everyday!! "Pray Without Ceasing." ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!
Our ONE True GOD'S LOVE is ETERNAL THROUGH HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ for Today and Everyday Forevermore!!
Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/
Hold on to your faith, because if We The People fail, to remove a evil, the controlling system within Israel will start a world war as Israel becomes more involved in the war in Syria, and you can bet that ISIS will be more then happy to return actions against Israel.
WW3 is closing fast, and it was all ways noted Israel placed their trust in America to protect them from attacks.
The war is coming unless we can find a way to stop it.
Well Tif... you look tribal. There are many beautiful native American women. Here is a link to some pictures... several bare resemblance to you.
How can we bring back a system that is controlled by foreign policies and laws created to obstruct sovereignty of a great nation?
Americans must take a stand, or America will no longer be a country of laws, but will be governed by world laws.
The will to enforce the law is not to be found in our current leadership... they pick and choose what the will enforce and even go so far as to deliberately twist the law to fit their own purposes. America's judiciary is TOTALLY COMPROMISED.
Anytime we have a group of people... the Clinton's, Democrat and Republican elites who routinely violate the laws of the United States with impunity... we are no longer a nation of laws... we have become a nation ruled by the ARBITRARY and FICKLE enforcement of the law.
The President must demand that AG Sessions enforce the law ... and to FOCUS all of the DOJ's legal efforts on draining the swamp FIRST... The rest of the law can wait, America has a national crisis in leadership, one that demands our leaders be held accountable to the law... before we can clean up the remaining problems, facing our nation, we must clean up our leaders.. Judgment must START with the GOVERNMENT'S OWN HOUSE .. FIRST... if the laws are to be faithfully enforced.
"NOTE TO DONALD TRUMP":
How Blind must one be to sit and do nothing about HILLARY CLINTON?
MR. PRESIDENT IT IS HIGH TIME AND THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO INDICT HILLARY CLINTON AND JAMES COMEY.
HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT TAKE TILL THIS IS COMPLETE?
Absolutely Steve, an example needs to be made of these two individuals (Hillary and Comey)...
They represent what is worst about our government... They need to be publicly`` arrested, handcuffed, prep-walked to a vehicle and jailed... then tried and convicted... and finally sentenced to serve the maximum term permitted.
The Establishment needs to understand that they are accountable under the laws of the United States and that those laws will be applied to their conduct. The Political Class needs to understand that they are not ARISTOCRACY and that the laws of the US will be enforced... should they brake them, they should expect to be arrested and imprisoned.