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Overcriminalization

"Overcriminalization" describes the trends in America - and particulary in Congress - to use the criminal law to "solve" every problem, punish every mistake (instead of making proper use of civil penalties), and coerce Americans into conforming their behavior to satisfy social engineering objectives.

S 3166: A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose criminal penalties on individuals who assist aliens who have engaged in genocide, torture, or extrajudicial killings to enter the United States.

Official Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose criminal penalties on individuals who assist aliens who have engaged in genocide, torture, or extrajudicial killings to enter the United States.

Analysis

This bill would strike a single parenthetical phrase in the Immigration and National Act that exempts those who have knowingly aided or assisted aliens who are inadmissible to the United States because they participated in “Nazi persecution, genocide, or the commission of any act of torture or extrajudicial killing” to enter the United States. Violations would be punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment of up to 10 years.

Legislation Details
SPONSOR

Sessions (R - AL)

STATUS:

09/26/2008: Senate Passage
09/12/2008: Reported to Senate
06/19/2008: Introduced