"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.
Classic Jeanine at her BEST! I hope the Hill-witch tuned in!!!
Judge Jeanine would be THE PERFECT REPLACEMENT for AG Jeff Sessions
I agree... Judge Jeanine for AG. Do it now Pres. Trump, or as soon as the Congress recesses for the next holiday... use a recess appointment.
It is noteworthy to recall that the Creator made both Man, and then Woman from the Man. Both have equally important roles in mankind, and it is important to recognize that those duties are indeed EQUALLY important.
Two cannot walk together unless they be in agreement.
Men are expected to lead, righteously. What we find today is that women often have more backbone than men. Judge Jeanine is a case in point.
Sessions has proven that he is a weakling. A gutless man recusing himself from the responsibility of the office he sits in. Another Obama, only this time as an older white man. Typical politician. With a law degree.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) talk of insurrection in a House committee meeting...A TOTAL MORON!
This Democrat Moron wants CIVIL WAR and for pressing this issue he should be removed from office we have a NEW PRESIDENT AND HIS NAME IN DONALD J. TRUMP NOT BARACK H. OBAMA who did everything to destroy America and nothing to fix America and this Mr. Sherman needs to be out of office if he refuses to cooperate with Donald Trump ---the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!
Our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America is under attack from Extreme Left-wing Liberal's who all have Turned their backs on our ONE TRUE GOD THE FATHER who art in Heaven Above and HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ!!
United We Stand with Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!!
Please Pray for the Holy Land of Israel-Yisrael and our Judeo-Christian Nation United States of America and our Christian Earth Everyday!! "Pray Without Ceasing." ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!
Happy Shabbat Shalom ( Peaceful Sabbath ) Everyone!!
Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/
Robert Mueller, the special counsel, needs to be told to stop and go home!
He is doing nothing but a fishing trip. There is no Collaboration by TRUMP!
Hillary on the other hand is the true criminal here and a NEW SPECIAL COUNSEL needs to begin NOW. Hillary belongs in Orange.
Comey belongs in Orange with Miss--Piggy Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder to boot.
Then as The investigation expands PUT OBAMA IN THE SLAMMER BECAUSE-- HE IS A TRAITOR!
Forget special counsels. So far, there has been NO congressional or DOJ oversight of the so-called "Special Counsel", therefore, he is acting without supervision, without accountability, and with his own purposes in mind.
Grand Juries are the only thing called for. Grand Juries that can subpoena any person they need to.
They are legal bodies. And they are the only things that can bring justice to the criminal d.c. cohorts in crime.
Special Counsels are unconstitutional bodies... they operate outside the four corners of the Constitution.
Federal Grand Juries have the powers to operate as a special counsel... Grand Juries are run by citizens, supposedly independent of legal professionals (attorneys). Citizens are given the Constitutional power to indict not attorneys. Citizens are supposed to decide what is indictable... needs to be brought to trial, not some paid hack of an attorney.
Grand Juries are empanelled with the power to subpoena, question and investigate all allegations too arrive at the facts and where probably cause for a crime exist too present True Bills of Indictment before a proper Court with the authority to be tried.... not some prosecutor or district attorney. We must return to the JURY SYSTEM OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE if we are ever to have the rule of law returned to our society.
The PEOPLE's GRAND JURY... have the power to indict anyone and are the final check on Constitutional Government... and the LAW. It is the PEOPLE (thru the Grand Jury Process) and not some paid prosecutor who decide the law and who will be prosecuted under the law.
It is the TRIAL JURY which has the final say (rules) on the law and the FACTS (evidence)... Thus the Jury is the final arbiter of the law (not a judge). Jury's have the Constitutional power to rule on the Constitutional standing of any law. If a Jury finds a law to be unconstitutional they can acquit the accused and set them free. Thus the people do in fact consent unto the law... thru the jury system and our legislative processes.
WE NEED GRAND JURIES CALLED. No more Congressional investigations that lead to nothing, no where and no justice.