CIS: Illegal Aliens Break A Lot Of Laws Just Entering And Stealing Jobs, Even Without Committing Assault, Robbery, Drunk Driving, Et Cetera

According to a report by the Center For Immigration Studies [The Myth of the “Otherwise Law-Abiding” Illegal Alien By Jon Feere October 2013 (PDF)] even "hardworking" illegal aliens who aren't directly committing obvious crimes like robbery, rape, murder, and drunk driving  are breaking a lot of laws. A lot.

For years advocates of amnesty and high levels of immigration have described the illegal alien population as one made up of "otherwise law-abiding" people who have committed no violation other than the simple act of crossing a border illegally or overstaying a visa. Journalists routinely invoke this language when writing about amnesty, conspicuously avoiding any discussion of the various crimes the average working illegal alien commits. Many politicians have also embraced the myth of the otherwise law-abiding illegal alien in an effort to promote amnesty, arguing that illegal aliens are no threat to the United States.

But the average illegal alien violates numerous statutes, often creating real victims.

This Backgrounder details the many statutes the average illegal alien who is simply "here to work" may be violating. The violations include laws involving the entry, presence, and travel of illegal aliens as well as laws related to employment such as perjury and identity theft. Examples of oft-violated but under-enforced laws include:

False Personation of a U.S. Citizen (18 U.S.C. § 911).

Fraud and False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001).

Social Security Fraud (42 U.S.C. § 408).

And going on to

I. Laws Involving Entry, Presence, and Travel

Improper Entry by Alien (8 U.S.C. § 1325).

Registration of Aliens (8 U.S.C. § 1302).

High Speed Flight from Immigration Checkpoint (18 U.S.C. § 758).

Unlawful Bringing of Aliens into United States (8 U.S.C. § 1323).

Overstaying Duration of Stay (8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(1)(B) & (C)(i)).

Reentry of Removed Aliens (8 U.S.C. § 1326).

Willful Failure or Refusal to Depart (8 U.S.C. § 1253).

Civil Penalties for Failure to Depart (8 U.S.C. § 1324d).

Failure to Comply with Terms of Release under Supervision (8 U.S.C. § 1253(b)).

Bringing in and Harboring Certain Aliens (8 U.S.C. § 1324).

Aiding or Assisting Certain Aliens to Enter (8 U.S.C. § 1327).

Conspiracy to Commit Offense or to Defraud the United States (18. U.S.C. § 371).

Civil Penalty for Failure to Depart under Voluntary Departure (8 U.S.C. § 1229c(d)).

Driving without a License.

Driving without Insurance.

Driving without a Valid Vehicle Registration.

False Statement to Law Enforcement.

II. Laws Involving the Workplace

False Personation of a U.S. Citizen (18 U.S.C. § 911).

Fraud and False Statements (18 U.S.C. § 1001).

Falsely Claiming Citizenship (8 U.S.C. § 1182(a)(6)(C)(ii) and § 1227(a)(3)(D)).

Fraud and Misuse of Visas, Permits, and Other Documents (18 U.S.C. § 1546).

Penalties for Document Fraud (8 U.S.C. § 1324c).

Penalties for Social Security Fraud (42 U.S.C. § 408).

Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. § 1028A).

Willful Failure to File Return, Supply Information, or Pay Tax (26 U.S.C. § 7203).

III. Additional Document Laws

Misuse of Evidence of Citizenship or Naturalization (18 U.S.C. § 1423).

Procurement of Citizenship or Naturalization Unlawfully (18 U.S.C. § 1425).

Reproduction of Naturalization or Citizenship Papers (18 U.S.C. § 1426).

Sale of Naturalization or Citizenship Papers (18 U.S.C. § 1427).

Naturalization, Citizenship, or Alien Registry (18 U.S.C. § 1015).

Fraud and Related Activity in Connection with Identification Documents, Authentication Features, and Information (18 U.S.C. § 1028).

Possession of False Papers to Defraud the United States (18 U.S.C. § 1002).

False Statement in Application and Use of Passport (18 U.S.C. § 1542).

Forgery or False Use of Passport (18 U.S.C. § 1543).

Misuse of Passport (18 U.S.C. § 1544).

IV. Additional Laws

Selective Service Registration.

Voting by Aliens (18 U.S.C. § 611).

Violations of State Laws.

OK, that is a lot. And if a few of them are "technicalities," they're the kind of technicalities that a powerful Federal bureaucracy frequently uses to crush American citizens. And Obama's Administrative Amnesty is giving the illegals a free pass on all of them.