Giuliani: Illegal Immigration is Not a Crime
Rudy's right, it's a civil offense, not a criminal violation, to be in this country without proper documentation. Many of the persons the right blasts as being illegal entered this country legally and then overstayed their visas. Their initial entry was lawful. Staying past the expiration date on their visa is not a crime.
(Note: That's why the term "illegal immigrant" is a misnomer and "undocumented resident" is the correct term.)
Deportation proceedings (which are now called removal proceedings by the way) are also civil, not criminal.
Romney was appalled by his comments. Tancredo would probably be apopletic.
Meanwhile, Fred pretty much bombed in Iowa today.
The Republicans need a viable alternative to Rudy. Who will it be?
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