Ingraham: Activist Attys Holding 'Seminars' for Honduran Caravan to 'Game Immigration Law'
Laura Ingraham said that while President Donald Trump is sending additional ICE attorneys and other resources to combat a possible stream of asylum-seekers from a Honduran caravan transiting through Mexico, American lawyers are holding "seminars" to help those folks potentially fight the government in court.
Ingraham said the caravan initially numbered at about 1,000, while 600 remain now and 100 have made it to the border.
She said that activist lawyers are trying to help the caravan members successfully claim asylum and enter the United States.
However, Ingraham said that those lawyers may be violating federal law - namely 8 USC 1324.
She said the statute reads that "any person who encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is or will be in violation of law shall be punished."
"When does advocacy for illegals cross the line to committing a 1324 offense?" she asked.
Ingraham said that reported "large group seminars" between lawyers and aliens may demonstrate intent to skirt the law, and therefore present the lawyers with "legal jeopardy."
She said that the media has made a lot of noise about Trump attorney Michael Cohen allegedly being a "fixer" for the president, but have yet to scrutinize these immigration advocates who are also members of the bar.