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How Grant-Supported Charities Can Legally "Harbor","Conceal"and "Shield" Illegal Aliens
Many activists and patriot citizens have marvelled at how religious church organizations have largely avoided prosecution under Title 8 U.S.C. section 1324 for "harboring","concealing""shielding"illegal aliens. Over the past decade,the open support from churches running charitable services has become highly visible and public. They are seen hosting "multicultural" & "interfaith" events and spewing governmental propaganda, testifying in state legislatures to kill sanctuary city or E-Verify bills attempting to dissuade illegal aliens from coming to the USA illegally. Oftentimes, forming alliances among many religious denominations in opposition to the views of many of their parishioners. Catholic Charities has a long history of handling refugees and lately seems overwhelmingly supportive of the "unaccompanied minor" orchestrated fiasco, including hosting events with expert legal representatives to educate on creating legal conduits for illegal aliens ("refugees") and advocate amongst elected officials including prominent judges in the Houston area. Also assisting "immigrants" in citizenship forums,refugee celebration events,pushing for immigration reform in DC,etc. This is turn, leaves many activists and citizens wondering how they can so blatantly break the federal laws in section 1324.
The reason they CAN is because of Title 8 U.S.C. 1611 which exempts such organizations by creating a legal defense to 1324. You can thank Former President Bill Clinton and particularly, Former US Attorney General, Janet Reno. Although President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act in 1996 -8 USC 1642, (which required proof of citizenship in order to receive many benefits and made church charities and non-profit organizations verify eligibility of citizenship), it also came with another caveat.The Attorney General was given exclusive powers to create community programs,services and assistance necessary for the "protection of life or safety" which could be provided by government-funded agencies without regard to legal status,(8 U.S.C. 1611).
Starting to get the picture? Read the whole document here: http://nationalimmigrationproject.org/legal_archives/Archive_potential%20criminal%20and%20tax%20exposure%20for%20non-profits%20working%20with%20undocumented%20immigrants.doc
So...unless you can round up these enablers via violations of the 501(c)(3) tax exemptions it appears they are perfectly safe from prosecution under 1324.
Long May We Wave