Thursday, August 23, 2007

No More Illegals

Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Patrick McAnany*, ruled that it's illegal to cross the border without permission from the government but it's not illegal to be here once you're already in. Read THIS before continuing.
The appellate ruling cited a 1958 conclusion from the U.S. Supreme Court and another ruling, from 1979, in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in California. Both cited the distinction between entering the U.S. illegally and being in the U.S. illegally.

The activists are going to jump all over this ruling. I see a class action lawsuit coming from previously deported illegal aliens saying they were denied due process because it was only illegal to cross the border, not to be here and they were never convicted of the crime of crossing the border so the U.S. had no right to deport them.

This JUST occurred to me as I was writing something else. If continued presence in the US was not illegal, then no one who ever overstayed a visa could ever have been deported because it would have been trivial for a lawyer to make that case that they crossed legally. Perhaps there are other laws specifically allowing for deportation of people who then become illegal aliens even though they crossed the border legally.

In any case, our spineless and inept Congress should act immediately to declare the continued presence of any alien who either entered illegally or who remains in the U.S. after their authorization has expired are subject to immediately deportation. Should Congress do so, it would end up before SCROTUM and the law would be tossed out despite the fact that Congress has the authority to override them.

We are no longer a nation of laws. We are a nation of mayhem, at the mercy of those that would subvert our traditions, our culture and our liberty. If you want to move from there to here, do so legally and integrate yourself in to the American way of life. Learn English, cherish freedom and plug your ears against the cacophonous voices of treason.

*Taylor, I stole your picture. Let me know if that's a problem.