View Full Version : Ever wonder why there are so many illegal aliens in CA?

07-05-2010, 03:13 PM
I mean for reasons besides the sanctuary city policies, omnipresent Spanish language media and liberal govt. assistance programs.

This is an excerpt of an article that recently appeared in a San Bernardino County newspaper.

Improper entry by an immigrant is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in prison. A second offense is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison.

But in practice, it's treated much less seriously.

"We basically do not prosecute that offense," said Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. "Essentially, if you're an illegal alien and you come across the border and we find you, we almost never do anything."

Indeed, in 2008, the most recent year for which information is available, the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Central District of California - which includes San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties - didn't prosecute a single person for simple illegal entry.

The lack of prosecutions is just a sign that, as lawmakers have said, U.S. immigration policy is broken and doesn't satisfy those on either side of the debate.

Illegal immigrants who are found and detained by federal officials are often deported but rarely charged with the crime of entering the country illegally. That usually only happens, Mrozek said, when an illegal immigrant has been convicted of a felony and has returned to the U.S. after being deported.