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The Law that would make it a felony to help or encourage an immigrant to enter or live in the US illegally has been annulled

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals repealed a Federal Law that could accuse or indict anyone for statements related to undocumented immigrants.

The Joint Resolution issued by 3 Magistrates determined that this law violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution, because it criminalizes a large number of speeches protected by the Magna Carta.

It is important to point out that during an interview with the media, Federal Judge Wallace Tashima pointed out how this law would make it illegal for a grandmother to encourage her grandson to ignore the limits of his visa by encouraging him to stay in the United States. In similar manner, any argument aimed at inciting undocumented immigrants to remain in US territory could lead to criminal proceedings.

For their part, the legal advisors of the Central Government stated that the law only prohibited conduct and a very limited discourse that was not covered by the Constitution, an argument that was rejected by the Court of Appeals.

Some experts in immigration matters have pointed out that this law, which was annulled, constituted a danger for Law graduates who advise and guide immigrants on how to obtain their legal residence documents and public officials who encourage the so-called sanctuary policies that limit cooperation with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE).