This is ****en hilarious. Entering this country is illegal and is in fact a criminal offense.It is a misdemeanor offense that can be punished with six months in jail and a felony each additional offense that can be punished with 2 years in prison. Illegals or illegal aliens, illegal immigrants means you are here in this country illegally.
I made a few small corrections here.
Immigrants protest 'illegal' label
A small group of
immigrants illegals gathered in Woodbury Monday to protest the use of the word "illegal" to describe those who have entered the United States without documentation illegally.
"By saying illegal, they're assuming that we broke a criminal law," said Jackeline Saavedra, 27, of Bay Shore, a Touro Law Center student who identified herself as undocumented. "Not everybody enters illegally."
Coordinators said they prefer the phrase "undocumented immigrant."
Osman Canales, 23, an illegal immigrant rights advocate in Huntington who organized the protest, said using the word "illegal" criminalizes a whole community. "It's a racist word against our community, so we're just here to raise awareness," he said.
The protest mirrored a larger effort nationwide to push media outlets and people in general to stop using the word "illegal" when referring to immigrants.
The "Drop The I-Word" campaign was organized by The Applied Research Center, a New York City-based racial justice think tank. Its goal, according to its news website, Colorlines.com, is to "eradicate the slur 'illegals' from everyday use and public discourse."
Campaign coordinator Monica Novoa said that in two years, 14,000 people have signed the group's pledge.
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8 USC Sec. 1325
(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.