Re: Arizona Candidate: Cut Off Power to Illegal Immigrants
Originally Posted by upsideguy
Thank you for bringing substantive evidential matter to the debate. That said, this proves little than document that entering the country is illegal. I never quarreled with the legality of entering the country, only with its legal significance (crime vs. infraction) This cite does not specifically state it as a crime, only as an offense. Things can be illegal and have penalties without being a crime (traffic offenses). Violating this may only be a violation, which is held by many.
Moreover and most germane to our discussion, it says nothing about being here illegally. A Kansas Appeals Court specifically held that being here illegally is not a crime (note paragraph 6).