Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Is harboring an alien illegal in the united states?

Note that I mean an actual alien as in extraterrestrial life, and not a human person who is not an US citizen (even though the alien wouldn't be a US citizen either)

Update:

@Greg N: as a *CLEARLY* stated in my question I mean an extraterrestrial life, *NOT* a person.

The alien (like the green ones in the movie, except that this one is not green) however wouldn't be an US citizen since he/she/it (dunno how to call him/her/it yet) was - obviously - born on another planet and not in the united states.

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  • Evie B
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    Now I know you are not being serious but in response to greg who states a source. He is wrong. Here is some of the Source he cited. You will note that it is specifically against the law to harbor an illegal alien.

    1324. Bringing in and harboring certain aliens

    (a) Criminal penalties

    (1)

    (A) Any person who—

    (i) knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever such person at a place other than a designated port of entry or place other than as designated by the Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States and regardless of any future official action which may be taken with respect to such alien;

    (ii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;

    (iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation;

    (iv) encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law; or

    (v)

    (I) engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding acts, or

    (II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding acts,

    shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).

    (B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs—

    (i) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I) or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both;

    (ii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii), (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;

    (iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both; and

    (iv) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18, or both.

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  • Greg N
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It seems you are trying to ask if "harboring" an illegal alien, or a person who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws, is legal.

    The answer is no, it is not. See 8 USC § 1324.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anyone or thing that does not have papers and/or is registered as an alien is illegal, and you are breaking the law by harboring them.

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  • 1 decade ago

    What a dumb question....Your trying to bring some far out comparison with illegal aliens.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Or maybe you're just here from Mexico illegally.

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  • 1 decade ago

    don't take this too seriously people, this guy is just a troll

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