...or, 18 USC 4
Here is the citation:
Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony cognizable by a court of the United States, conceals and does not as soon as possible make known the same to some judge or other person in civil or military authority under the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This offense, however, requires active concealment of a known felony rather than merely failing to report it."
This is from the Wiki on this subject.
Now, if the United States government, which has a clear chain of authority, knows of cases of felonious entry (Illegal entry is not a felony, but committing ANY crime while illegally in the country makes it so), and they not only fail to actively prosecute and at least, deport those individuals which it DOES know about, THEN the same Government engages in actions intended to cover up and/or relieve those felons of their criminal responsibility, is the Government and it's agents/actors criminally liable for Misprision of Felony?
BTW, several States also participate in the crime of Misprision of Felony by granting assistance and issuing official Documents of Identity to illegals. Where is the Federal prosecutionfor these State officials.
This blogger feels that if the USA is to keep referring to itself as a "Nation of Laws", it must act on the obvious perception that there are millions of felons within our borders who escape the oversight of the same United States Code that all the rest of us must follow, on pain of prosecution, judgment and penalty.
If the USA wants to abandon it's codes of laws and abandon it's Constitution, it is certainly heading in the right direction by allowing the huge influx of illigal immigrants to remain at large, creating serious damage to all the economies of the USA, and beyond ignoring them, is actually considering trying to make them "legal".
There is only one solution that fits the laws of this Nation: deport all illegal immigrants, then set whatever new standards of immigration that our Government deems appropriate, and THEN open the borders to immigration using those new standards.
Of course, politics should play no role in setting those new standards, they should be set on the basis of demographic and economic science, humanitarianism and the spirit in which this nation was created.