Daily Archives: May 5, 2009

Say What? SCOTUS: "If An Illegal Alien Doesn’t Know if He’s Stealing a Real Person’s ID, then He Doesn’t Have to Serve Hard Time"

That’s pretty much it. So let me see if I’ve got this straight: I break into the country paying a dude to bring me in whom I know is doing it illegally—BECAUSE I’M HIDING— and then he hooks me up with some guy in the Su Casa parking lot who sells me phony ID; I, the illegal alien, can’t be prosecuted for the more serious crime of an aggravated felony because I don’t know if it’s a real person’s ID?
Words fail…
story here. Nut below:

The US supreme court took away one of the government’s legal tools yesterday for prosecuting and deporting workers who are in the country illegally, ruling that the crime of identity theft is limited to those who knew they were using another actual person’s social security number.

Persons who use false documents can be jailed for that crime, the court said. However, they cannot be convicted of the more serious crime of aggravated identity theft without proof that the individual knew the ID number was that of another person, the court ruled unanimously.

The ruling on identity theft is likely to encourage the Obama administration’s plan to target employers who knowingly hire workers who are in the country illegally, rather than targeting the workers for arrest and eventual deportation.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Say What? SCOTUS: "If An Illegal Alien Doesn’t Know if He’s Stealing a Real Person’s ID, then He Doesn’t Have to Serve Hard Time"

That’s pretty much it. So let me see if I’ve got this straight: I break into the country paying a dude to bring me in whom I know is doing it illegally—BECAUSE I’M HIDING— and then he hooks me up with some guy in the Su Casa parking lot who sells me phony ID; I, the illegal alien, can’t be prosecuted for the more serious crime of an aggravated felony because I don’t know if it’s a real person’s ID?
Words fail…
story here. Nut below:

The US supreme court took away one of the government’s legal tools yesterday for prosecuting and deporting workers who are in the country illegally, ruling that the crime of identity theft is limited to those who knew they were using another actual person’s social security number.

Persons who use false documents can be jailed for that crime, the court said. However, they cannot be convicted of the more serious crime of aggravated identity theft without proof that the individual knew the ID number was that of another person, the court ruled unanimously.

The ruling on identity theft is likely to encourage the Obama administration’s plan to target employers who knowingly hire workers who are in the country illegally, rather than targeting the workers for arrest and eventual deportation.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com