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Now, if the government were a person, what would be the punishment for the above violations?  The law states:

“For each alien in respect to whom a violation of this [law] occurs…be fined in accordance with title 18 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; or

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Any person who, during any 12-month period, knowingly hires for employment at least 10 individuals with actual knowledge that the individuals are aliens described in subparagraph (B) shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.”

And if granting these benefits to illegal aliens “was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain,” then the punishment is to “be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.”

The political parties have made it all too clear that they are creating these “pathways” to citizenship to gain reelection and to increase the federal power of their party.  The Republicans believe this “pathway” will gain them a majority in the Senate, keep their majority in the House, and even get their president into the White House.  The Democrats believe they will put more on the entitlement roles and get votes for goodies. Victories in elections mean monetary gain for the politician and parties; it means greater political power as well.

Perhaps the legislators will craft a “waiver” within the ENLIST Act to exempt themselves or the illegal alien from prosecution according to the law?

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So once again, rather than secure the borders and actually enforce immigration policy, Congress is adding more complex contradictions to an already broken system–all the while trying as hard as they can to fill the nation (and apparently our military) with more and more illegal aliens who may or may not hold to the sound principles upon which this nation was founded.  It appears that a fundamental transformation is well under way, don’t you think?

“O ye that love mankind!  Ye that dare oppose, not only tyranny, but the tyrant, STAND FORTH!”–Thomas Paine, Common Sense.

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