Aiding and Abetting Illegal Aliens

Proposition: Cities and states which offer "sancturary" and/or "drivers licenses" and/or safe haven in any form to those who have entered our country illegally are guilty of aiding and abetting in a crime.

The definiton of "aiding and abetting" is as follows"


Aiding and abetting is an additional provision in United States criminal law, for situations where it cannot be shown the party personally carried out the criminal offense, but where another person may have carried out the illegal act(s) as an agent of the charged, working together with or under the direction of the charged party, who is an accessory to the crime. It is comparable to laws in some other countries governing the actions of accessories, including the similar provision in England and Wales under the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861. It is derived from the United States Code (U.S.C.), section two of title 18:

----- (a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.

----- (b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense against the United States, is punishable as a principal.

Where the term "principal" refers to any actor who is primarily responsible for a criminal offense.

For a successful prosecution, the provision of "aiding and abetting" must be considered alongside the crime itself, although a defendant can be found guilty of aiding and abetting an offense even if the principal is found not guilty of the crime itself. In all cases of aiding and abetting, it must be shown a crime has been committed, but not necessarily who committed it.[3] It is necessary to show that the defendant has wilfully associated himself with the crime being committed, that he does, through his own act or omission, as he would do if he wished for a criminal venture to succeed.[4] Under this statute, anyone who aids or abets a crime may be charged directly with the crime, as if the charged had carried out the act himself.[5] This is distinct from the concept of being an accessory after the fact, a charge distinct from being a principal.

Article 8, Section 1325 of the USC (United States Code) defines the legality of those in this country without proper authorization. See this for clarification.

Therefore, any person signing into legislation measures that would afford safe haven, including the rights (e.g., drivers licenses) afforded to US citizens or legal visitors to those here illegally, by definition, should be charged and found guilty of "aiding and abetting". This would include any legislative branch overturning a veto of such a measure.

So, why is this not being done? Follow the law or change the law. There is no "inbetween" on this.