What part of "illegal" don't you understand???

<p>Apparently the same part the Supreme Court "doesn't understand":
As a general rule, it is not a crime for a removable alien to remain present in the United States. (From the majority opinion in Arizona v. U.S., page 15)


<p>Maybe the answer to complex social issues can't always be explained in terms that would fit on a bumper sticker. Who knew?</p>

<p>I’m not sure what point you are trying to make, but it has long been my understanding that it is not illegal to just “be” in the U.S. without proper documentation. A person without proper documentation must “do” something that violates the law due to his status to make him “illegal,” such as buy or use fraudulent documentation to get a job or welfare benefits he is not entitled to.</p>

<p>A simple solution to illegal immigration: make more immigration legal.</p>

<p>So the term “illegal alien” is inaccurate, misleading, and should not be used. “Undocumented” would be the accurate description. </p>

<p>I always thought it was a crime to be in the U.S. illegally, ie without coming through immigration and getting your passport stamped and having the proper visa if you needed one. Live and learn.</p>

<p>This is why we have Men In Black. Those illegal aliens from other galaxies can be such a problem.</p>


<p>It is my understanding that the majority of illegal aliens came to the US the proper way, but overstayed their visas.</p>

<p>Please move this to political section.</p>

<p>My husband used to be illegal…yep…</p>

<p>There is no political section anymore.</p>

<p>^Wasn’t that section closed because cc political discussion always degenerates into ugliness? IMO, both this thread and the one discussing the upcoming SC decision on Obamacare should be closed as well. I really would prefer not knowing how close-minded some of my fellow posters are when it comes to political issues.</p>