29 April 2010

random old hits on immigration laws

I really should stop

paying attention

Because eventually I find something like this:
A. It is unlawful for a person to:

1. Transport or move or attempt to transport or move an alien in this state, in furtherance of the illegal presence of the alien in the United States, in a means of transportation if the person knows or recklessly disregards the fact that the alien has come to, has entered or remains in the United States in violation of law. [...]

B. A means of transportation that is used in the commission of a violation of this section is subject to mandatory vehicle immobilization or impoundment pursuant to section 28-3511.

Note the second part. They can (and will, this is mandatory) seize your property. For transporting a human being. It was bad enough that we have civil forfeiture laws that police can seize property and force people to prove that the property is innocent, much less themselves, of a crime in order to retrieve it, or that we, in the name of "fighting drugs" can do so. Now we will seize property to fight illegal immigration.

Speaking of which, isn't Sheriff Joe's department under investigation for misappropriating those very same civil forfeiture funds? Doesn't seem like the best idea to give them control over more property.
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