Thursday, September 21, 2017

WTF: Federal Law Against Encouraging Illegal Immigration May Violate First Amendment

A federal law that makes it a crime to encourage foreigners to enter or remain in the United States illegally may violate the First Amendment, a federal appeals court suggested in an order this week, Politico reported on Tuesday.
In an unusual move, a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel asked federal public defenders and immigrant rights organizations to submit amicus briefs arguing that a San Jose woman was improperly convicted.
The court's ruling in the defendant's favor could make it more difficult for the Trump administration to increase prosecutions for those who help illegal immigrants.
Read the rest of the story from ALIPAC HERE.

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