Churches, social service agencies and immigration groups across the country are rallying against a provision in the recently passed House border-security bill that would make it a federal crime to offer services or assistance to illegal immigrants.
The measure would broaden the nation's immigrant-smuggling law so that people who assist or shield illegal immigrants would be subject to prosecution. Offenders, who might include priests, nurses or social workers, could face up to five years in prison. The proposal would also allow the authorities to seize some assets of those convicted of such a crime.
Friday, December 30, 2005
So, next time you're walking in the Arizona desert and you see someone who has crossed the border dying of thirst, look away good people, since you'll get the slammer if you try to be humane. Sick fucks.