A better life and a great future are some of the compelling temptations people succumb to, which in turn leads them to enter their dream country the USA illegally. Moreover, illegal alien smuggling workers are always on the lookout for such gullible individuals and are ready to profit from these people. Specifically, these unscrupulous elements charge large amounts of money for illegally smuggling people from their homeland to the United States. However, sometimes people engage in this foolish behaviour, not for money but actually based on love and lust.
Unfortunately, and sadly several of them are caught in transit and face heavy fines and penalties depending on the circumstances under which the smuggling was initiated. However, the Immigration authorities are very clear in the U.S. Any person whether on his own or through an agent who wilfully assists people in entering the United States without proper documents or even helping them in the slightest possible manner, and irrespective of this entity’s connections becomes liable for legal action. The subsequent charges could be as serious as a felony and/or deportation.
Please note that these offences fall under 212(a)(6)(E) of the U.S. Immigration Nationality Act. Per the aforementioned act, “Any alien who at any time knowing has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided any other alien to enter or to try to enter the United States in violation of law is inadmissible.” Now, this issue could come up in many ways. Please note that this is a lifetime permanent ban to entering the United States and will require that you need a US Entry Waiver in the future.
An example is that you are a NEXUS holder but your friend is not. You try to bring her through the NEXUS lane without authorisation and know that she cannot enter the country in this manner. Obviously, you stand to lose your NEXUS privileges. This is a very serious offence and you both are subject to arrest and possible prosecution by federal authorities. You may also get your vehicle seized by CBP for alien smuggling.
Another example is that you drive your buddy to Zero Avenue on the Surrey BC side, and encourage him to run through the woods to the Washington State side. You have a ride already waiting for him at the American ride. He does not want to use the land border because he has a criminal record for drug trafficking and does not think that his waiver application will be approved.
Please also note that we have waiver applicants that have had this problem and CBP previously told them to get a US Entry Waiver. We can turn these cases around and get the waiver approved. It is all just a matter of applying and CBP having the understanding that you are now rehabilitated and have moved on with your life. There have been recorded cases where some of these alien smugglers were charging $10,000 – $15,000 a person to get these people into the United States. Also note that these alien smuggling workers may not necessarily limit themselves to smuggling people since they can do the same with guns, drugs, and alcohol.
Another concern is that Alien Smuggling participants often carry weapons to protect themselves from armed U.S. Border Patrol officers during their illegal entry into the United States. There is a chance that the people being smuggled can get injured in the crossfire if there is a gun battle between the smugglers and CBP. These same smugglers can also turn these weapons on the people being smuggled in order to force compliance with whatever task the smuggler is seeking to get completed.
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