Illegal to lend someone a hand??

@jenbac (47)
Philippines
December 17, 2006 1:23am CST
is it true that it is illegal for someone to help out an illegal immigrant?
3 responses
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
20 Dec 06
It is in my country Australia and anyone who employs an illegal immigrant and is caught will be charged with an offence and faces a heavy fine. It should be an offence as it is the same as abetting, and for example if you help someone commit a crime like robbery that is an offence. So helping someone to evade the law, in the case of an illegal immigrant that would be the immigration department officals, should also be classed as a criminal activity.
@cliffcliff (1350)
• United States
18 Dec 06
not really, people help them all the time... but you are not supposed to give them a job without proper papers here in US, and not help them to cross borders.
@pvleroux (607)
18 Dec 06
According to the law yes...