Illegals and the LAW

By:  Diane Benjamin

Do laws matter in Bloomington and Normal?

If the Bloomington and Normal Councils pass a “welcome” ordinance for illegal aliens (immigrants) they are violating federal law.  When we had a President who didn’t care about law for 8 years and the federal government has failed in their responsibility to protect our borders for decades,  Renner and Koos think they can make their own law.

The Law Against Hiring or Harboring Illegal Aliens


A person (including a group of persons, business, organization or local government) commits a federal felony when he:

  • assists an alien whom he should reasonably know is illegally in the U.S. or who lacks employment authorization, by transporting, sheltering, or assisting him to obtain employment,
  • encourages that alien to remain in the U.S., by referring him to an employer, by acting as employer or agent for an employer in any way, or
  • knowingly assists illegal aliens due to personal convictions.

Penalties upon conviction include criminal fines, imprisonment, and forfeiture of vehicles and real property used to commit the crime.

Anyone employing or contracting with an illegal alien without verifying his work authorization status is guilty of a misdemeanor. Aliens and employers violating immigration laws are subject to arrest, detention, and seizure of their vehicles or property. In addition, individuals or entities who engage in racketeering enterprises that commit (or conspire to commit) immigration-related felonies are subject to private civil suits for treble damages and injunctive relief.

If a “welcome” ordinance is passed, maybe citizens who believe laws matter should file a class action suit against both Council!

Read more: Here

Finding a lawyer to take the case won’t be a problem.

More information: HERE






  1. sticky bean says:

    So every council person that (knowingly) votes for an illegal law is subject to prosecution. It would most certainly be a dream come true that they all have to deal with such consequences and perhaps spend some time in the pokey for their misdeeds.


  2. I honestly think Tari is so radically left that he believes the “enlightened” view that “no human is illegal.”

    He believes he’s above the law because he understands struggle and humanity more than our outdated, racist laws.

    It’s absolutely disgusting.


  3. reginalibrarian3 says:

    I’m waiting for Diane to work one day picking lettuce in a huge field in 110 degree heat. Or maybe picking endless rows of berries is more her speed for 10 hours to 12 hours at 4 dollars hour if your lucky. Alabama tried to “self-deport” their “illegal aliens” and their fruits and vegetable rotted on their vines. Alabama had to quietly repeal that draconian law. Be careful what you wish for…..


    • One more of your comments allowed.

      Since you are clueless, I do spend HOURS in the heat picking all types of berries. I’m growing them all summer!

      It’s easy to find American workers, cancel their food stamps, subsidized housing and other welfare. Require work to survive and they will be there!


  4. I laugh at these leftists who think “they pick our lettuce” is a reasonable excuse for ignoring immigration law. Go sneak into Mexico, Canada, Japan….any other country in the world, Reginalibrarian.

    “Don’t put me in jail, Mr. Mexican police officer…who’s gonna pick your lettuce?”


  5. Townie says:

    Seems a LOT of folks have forgotten WHAT that big copper statue in New York harbor is ALL about and WHY it’s there??? There IS a front door-use IT!
    As for anyone entering in a different fashion, they face the penalties!
    Plain and simple, MAYBE instead of teaching Poli-Sci, Tari should take a course in U.S. history!!


  6. I may have misread the article in yesterday’s Pantagraph quoting Renner that he will urge the Council to consider a “Welcoming Ordinance.” Today, the article seems to have been edited with Renner backtracking on his promise. The comments were taken down and commenting is closed. Could it be because all of the comments were against the proposal because it is unlawful? Was there legal advice given? Is there concern that the federal $$ requested at One Voice will be made unavailable?


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