Former ICE Director, Tom Homan, was testifying in front of congress earlier this week and actually had to explain to Democrat Rep. Al Green that crossing the border illegally is a crime.
Homan is 100% accurate and here are the details on the 8 U.S. Code 1325 that he is referring to.
8 U.S. Code § 1325. Improper entry by alien
Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
(b)Improper time or place; civil penaltiesAny alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty of— (1)at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (or attempted entry); or (2)twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case of an alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty under this subsection. Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and not in lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may be imposed.
Here is a longer clip of the exchange between Homan and Rep. Al Green.
Homan had to explain the same concept to freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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