Section 1324. Bringing in and harboring certain aliens(a) Criminal penalties(1)(A) Any person who -See previous letters from Paul Streitz.James Fulford writes: For all the arguing back and forth about local authorities enforcing the Immigration Laws, in the case of the Federal Alien Smuggling Statute, Congress seems to have deliberately and intentionally made it possible for local police to arrest people who transport illegals—like the “DREAMers” and their relatives the DNC is planning to parade on stage in Philadelphia. ( See Authority of State and Local Police to Enforce Federal Immigration Law, Congressional Research Service, September 10, 2016.)
(ii) 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, transports, or moves or attempts to transport or move such alien within the United States by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance of such violation of law;May…be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both;(c) Authority to arrest
No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for a violation of any provision of this section except officers and employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.