Over the past few days I’ve heard different versions of the following statement on the news:
“The versions of the [Immigration] bill under consideration would make it a crime to be in this country illegally”
Now, I am not a lawyer (whew!), but the way I’ve always figured this:
- Any action which is not lawful is illegal.
- It is a crime to commit an act that is not lawful.
- Therefore, it is a crime to commit an illegal act.
Any help out there, legal eagles?