…in the punchbowl

2006.04.01

Illegal, but not a crime?

Filed under: odd, politics — Matt @ 20:46

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:

  1. Any action which is not lawful is illegal.
  2. It is a crime to commit an act that is not lawful.
  3. Therefore, it is a crime to commit an illegal act.

Any help out there, legal eagles?

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