An illegal alien arriving in the U.S. prior to December 31, 2011 can commit up to three misdemeanors, including assault, battery, identity or document fraud, and tax evasion and still be eligible for Registered Provisional Status (RPS) and move forward toward a Green Card. By contrast, those entering the U.S. legally face up to $100,000.00 in fines, 15 years imprisonment or be prohibited to reenter the country for up to 10 years.
If you are illegal driving drunk, already a two-time repeat offender and you kill a Catholic Nun and injure two others while awaiting deportation for prior offenses, you finally get 20-years in prison but shouldn’t have been here in the first place, or gone long before. Twenty years in prison for a killer compared to 15 years imprisonment for a legal alien resident for so-called “misdemeanors.”
“What it [the Gang of Eight bill] indicates is this is more than just an amnesty, it’s an amnesty for all kinds of violations,” said FAIR’s media director, Ira Mehlman. “We say nobody is above the law, but apparently illegal immigrants are.” Source: Washington Examiner