Question by  cherylcm78 (38)

If I know an illegal alien, do I have to report it?


Answer by  DraftEm (244)

No, just by knowing someone is in the United States illegally does not make you obligated to report it. They may be working towards citizenship.


Answer by  eatwrite (1559)

If you are a hiring agent you need to report all undocumented workers. Other than that you should not report anything because you may not have all of the facts. However, if you suspect that a crime is in progress, then you can report all suspicious activity.


Answer by  patti (29325)

There is no law that requires anyone to report an illegal alien. In fact, in some cities, known as "sanctuary cities," even law enforcement is encouraged not to even ask about one's immigration status.


Answer by  finette (157)

No, not unless you work for a government entity (DMV, a public university, etc. ) or are the employer of the undocumented person.


Answer by  Venom (6)

This depends on where you live. Generally, so long as you are not directly aiding this person in any particular illegal activity, there is no legal onus upon you to report them, however it would most definitely be encouraged that you do so. If you are unsure, ask for advice from an expert.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

No, you do not have to report it. However if you would like to you of course have that option. They will deport said person back to their proper country.


Answer by  cubbykatz (293)

No you are not required to report an illegal alien. In fact both the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement (USICE) and the FBI discourage private citizens from doing so.


Answer by  Dean (4035)

You are under no obligation to report illegals. You can, but you are not required to do so. In many parts of the U.S., "sanctuary cities," this reporting is actually discouraged and reports that are made are rarely followed up on.


Answer by  ianlimpitlawaolcom (61)

I do not have to report a known illegal alien. It is not a criminal offence to aid and/or abet an illegal alien in this country though I may not employ the illegal alien here described.


Answer by  Burger (20)

There's no law saying that you have to report an illegal alien, but some people would recommend that you should.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

There is no law that says one must report that a person you know is an illegal alien. For that matter, there is no law that says you must tell the authorities about any illegal activity unless you are under oath for some reason. You must use discretion in these types of situations.


Answer by  Genuine (26)

If you want to yes, If you dont want too no. Its your choice always^^ But you report it maybe you will be famous^O^Best of luck of choicing^^


Answer by  Anonymous

Yes, you should because they don't even belong here. Like what the french toast man? Send them all back to their damn country where they belong!


Answer by  Anonymous

No ,you should not because it is non of your business and it's messed up.

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its also none of my business that this country has gone to hell ever since illegals are taking over? ha.its none of their business to be here if they are illegal. getting better jobs than me my family and friends, not paying taxes, &getting aid from my country..but nmb?  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

You guys talk about not reporting illegal immigrants, what if the illegal immigrant is here with fake virgin island birth certificate and got DL and Social security number and worked at ATT. and owns a house in pomona And changed there name. SP AKA SB you know who you are.

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