HomePoliticsACCORDING TO SHERIFF CLARK, SHERIFF LOMBARDO COULD BE PROSECUTED FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW FOR HARBORING ILLEGAL ALIENS Politics ACCORDING TO SHERIFF CLARK, SHERIFF LOMBARDO COULD BE PROSECUTED FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW FOR HARBORING ILLEGAL ALIENS February 26, 2017 At CPAC this week, Sheriff Clark describes how sanctuary cities are a violation of Federal law and could be prosecuted. After hearing Sheriff Clark ask yourself whether Sheriff Lombardo may have broken Federal law. Is Sheriff Lombardo guilty of violating Federal law for failing to turn over illegal aliens to ICE? According to Inspector General report highlights 10 jurisdictions in the US violating federal law by failing to enforce immigration law. Clark County was one of the 10 jurisdictions that have refused to turn over illegal aliens to ICE after being arrested by Metro Police, and instead released back into the community. According to the report, Clark County was listed on an ICE Declined Detainer Report in 2014 and 2015. At a forum last weekend, sponsored by US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Las Vegas Metro spokesman, Officer Jacinto Rivera said “The fear that’s going on, it’s not really warranted,” Riviera went on in Spanish saying “The purpose of this department, our focus, is violent crime. We will not become immigration enforcement officers.” Metro officer Jacinto Rivera today the audience that Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson police will not enforce federal immigration laws. FEDERAL LAW: Title 8, U.S.C. § 1324(a) defines several distinct offenses related to aliens. Subsection 1324(a)(1)(i)-(v) prohibits alien smuggling, domestic transportation of unauthorized aliens, concealing or harboring unauthorized aliens, encouraging or inducing unauthorized aliens to enter the United States, and engaging in a conspiracy or aiding and abetting any of the preceding acts. Subsection 1324(a)(2) prohibits bringing or attempting to bring unauthorized aliens to the United States in any manner whatsoever, even at a designated port of entry. Subsection 1324(a)(3). Harboring — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who — knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation. Encouraging/Inducing — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) makes it an offense for 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. Conspiracy/Aiding or Abetting — Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(v) expressly makes it an offense to engage in a conspiracy to commit or aid or abet the commission of the foregoing offenses. Penalties — The basic statutory maximum penalty for violating 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(i) and (v)(I) (alien smuggling and conspiracy) is a fine under title 18, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both. With regard to violations of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(ii)-(iv) and (v)(ii), domestic transportation, harboring, encouraging/inducing, or aiding/abetting, the basic statutory maximum term of imprisonment is 5 years, unless the offense was committed for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in which case the maximum term of imprisonment is 10 years. In addition, significant enhanced penalties are provided for in violations of 8 U.S.C.