Kansas Court: Illegal Immigrants Not Really Illegal; Media Outcry Pending

August 21st, 2007 3:31 PM

A Kansas court of appeals has ruled that it's illegal for an illegal alien to enter the country, but not illegal for an illegal alien to be in the country if the illegal alien can illegally make it past the Border Patrol without getting caught.

Huh? What? I like to think I can wield the mighty power of semantics with the best of them - but, huh? What? I thought the "illegal" in illegal alien spoke for itself. Apparently not.

Ruling that it is illegal to enter the country without the proper documents and permissions, but it is not necessarily illegal to be in the country if you don't get caught upon entry, the court threw out the sentence of an illegal immigrant who pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and endangering a child.

So, does this mean that it's now illegal to rob a bank, but not illegal to have and spend the money if you can get past the bank guards without being caught? It's illegal to commit a crime, but you're not a criminal if you get away with it, I guess the appeals judges reasoned.

I'm waiting on the outcry from the mainstream establishment media over this leap of legal logic that has put our country's safety at risk, put an admitted drug possessing child threatener back on the street, and set a dubious precedent.

Any second now...