United States v. Corrales-Vazquez

Mexican national enters the U.S. 20 miles east of a port of entry. It’s a federal crime for aliens to enter the U.S. at any point other than that designated by immigration officers. And it’s a separate federal crime to elude examination by immigration officers. He’s charged with the latter. Ninth Circuit: Nope, you can only elude examination at a place where examinations occur—ports of entry. Concurrence: But I sympathize with the gov’t, because we’ve basically made it impossible to enforce the other law about border crossing.

Tags: 2019, Immigration, Ninth Circuit, Statutory Interpretation

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