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    Re: Should illegal entry be punished by the death penalty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    in your case, the drug dealer is only indirectly causing the death of the son, not directly, whereas crossing the border illegally directly causes illegal immigration. You cross the border illegally, you're an illegal immigrant.
    Illegal immigration does not directly cause subversion. It is just illegal immigration.

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    Re: Should illegal entry be punished by the death penalty?

    If it were at all legally feasible (it isn't), I'd support the death penalty for voting as a non-citizen, since i) it's a subversion of government, ii) it's not an act that can be compelled by desperation, and iii) it's a risk 999,999 out of million people wouldn't take.

    But not for border crossing. As much as I detest border hopping (especially when deported persons return), it's not a severe enough crime to warrant the death penalty, and even the risk of death wouldn't be an effective enough deterrent to solve the problem.

    If death was an appropriate punishment, you might as well turn the whole border into the North American version of the Korean DMZ. No lengthy, expensive court battles, and anybody who makes a run for it and doesn't get shot or blown to high hell has earned honourary citizenship as far as I'm concerned. If they want it that badly, they can have it.

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    Re: Should illegal entry be punished by the death penalty?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    while economic benefits would be attractive to mass illegal migration, it's only an indirect, not a direct, cause. Illegal immigration is caused by crossing the border illegally. That's the direct cause, and that's what should be punishable. The promise of a corporation hiring illegal employees is indirect. HOWEVER, any business that hires illegally should definitely be dissolved and the employers possibly be criminally charged.
    Crossing a border is an action, not a cause or reason.

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