Federal Court To Kansas: Bienvenidos!!!

As if a quick look around this Summer wasn't enough to convince the non-believers . . .

Here's a reminder that most local construction work is accomplished by way of an "international" work force that's utilized by even the most hard-line immigration hypocrites hawks. 

Check-it . . .

The statute in question is part of the Immigration and Nationality Act that was passed 70 years ago. It authorizes up to five years in prison for anyone who “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.”

The statute tacks on another five years to the sentence if the defendant acted “for the purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain.”

At issue in the 10th Circuit case was whether Congress intended the terms “encourage” or “induce” to be read narrowly as criminal solicitation, or more broadly, in which case the statute would potentially criminalize protected speech under the First Amendment.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Federal court rules immigration law violates First Amendment, in a win for Kansas workers

Two employees of a Lawrence, Kansas, business were convicted of conspiring to "encourage or induce" undocumented immigrants to reside in the U.S. But the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the federal statute "criminalizes a substantial amount of constitutionally protected speech."