Saturday, July 14, 2018

GOP Bill Would Make First-Time Illegal Border Crossings a Felony, Divert Sanctuary-City Funding to ICE

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A Republican bill introduced into the House of Representatives Tuesday would change first-time illegal border crossings from a misdemeanor into a felony.
Under the bill, introduced by Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.), people who cross the U.S. border illegally would face a minimum of a year and a maximum of two years in prison, along with possible fines.
Under current law, improper entry into the U.S. can lead to a fine and imprisonment of up to six months. Those who try to enter again after being excluded or deported can face up to two years in prison. Jail terms lasting a year or longer are generally considered to be felonies, while those shorter than a year are considered misdemeanors.
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