It’s not illegal if you walk backwards when you step across the border

An appeals court in Kansas has recently concluded that just being in the country illegally doesn’t necessarily violate the law, so “…a judge cannot deny probation and require a jail sentence for a convicted drug dealer who is an illegal alien.” Hmmm. So you can be doing something that is illegal, but that doesn’t necessarily entail breaking the law? So, tell me again, what does the word “illegal” mean? Obviously a mental giant, the judge reasoned,

[Federal law] declares an alien’s unsanctioned entry into the United States to be a crime. While Congress has criminalized illegal entry into this country, it has not made the continued presence of an illegal alien in the United States a crime unless the illegal alien has previously been deported and has again entered this country illegally.

Following this logic, if you broke into the judge’s house you would then be able to stay as long as you want– so long as you don’t leave and come back–and he couldn’t object. If you’re not caught in the act of a crime, I guess they’ve got to let you go now. I’m sure a lot of criminals will love this type of reasoning.

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4 Responses to “It’s not illegal if you walk backwards when you step across the border”

  1. Renae says:

    Not even judges learn logic these days.

  2. casey says:

    It’s ridiculous. If they can’t understand the definition of “illegal,” then how can they be trusted to make just decisions?

  3. Illegal aliens have more rights than we do. I was robbed in downtown Los Angeles, in February by illegal alien. I’ve lost 2 days of work, just to testify in front of grand jury. He has struck a deal with DA, 7 days of jail time and deported back to Mexico. Surprisingly, he was arrested 4 times for similar crimes and convicted 2 times already (witness didn’t show up on other cases). It’s a slap on the hand. You know he’ll comeback and commit more serious crime. What if I committed same crime? Probably, I’ll be in jail for at least 2 years and long probation. After this incident, I’ve lost my faith in our Justice System. Something is terribly wrong here.

  4. casey says:

    Hi Warren,

    Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for adding me to your friends on BlogCatalog.

    I’m sorry to hear about you being robbed. I hope they keep him out of the country this time. Two prior convictions? Good grief. The justice system really is in trouble. God help us all.