Side note: It isn't already a felony? Gee whiz, people...
In any event the part I want to share with you was in the testimony of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) who is of course, a former immigration lawyer. [email her: firstname.lastname@example.org]
She opposed the felony part of the legislation because,
"In one shake, we're subjecting the entire illegal immigration population to criminal prosecution."
[House approves contentious border bill—Measure would build new fences and make illegal immigration a felony By Michael Doyle / Bee Washington Bureau 12/17/05]
Yeah...note to Zoe: Generally speaking, that's what happens when you break the law. Maybe you were absent the day it was covered in law school.
Here is the funny part: She referred to illegal aliens as " people who are simply alive in the United States without documents."
Oh Zoe! You are a master of euphemistic drivel and don't let anyone tell you otherwise, girl!