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What is smuggling?

Smuggling is classically known as the act of transferring some type of item out of or into to a location, in such a way that is opposed to the laws of that location. These products that are liable to be smuggled vary from a number of things. There is several ways to smuggle illegal products in to and out of locations. The smuggling act is commonly done in order to avoid having to pay taxes on the importing or exporting of many items. Read below to find more information about smuggling laws and illegal smuggling from the thousands of Experts.

What would the sentence be form smuggling illegal immigrants into the United States?

The code in the United Stated concerning smuggling immigrants is as follows:
8 U.S.C. 1324: Alien smuggling for commercial gain, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
8 U.S.C. 1325: Illegal entry into the United States -- punishable by 6 months for first offense, up to 2 years for subsequent violations.
8 U.S.C. 1327: Assisting a criminal alien to enter the U.S. - up to 10 years.
18 U.S.C. 1546: Fraud involving immigration documents - up to 10 years.

What are the penalties for hiring a smuggled alien?

The penalty for smuggling an alien is a serious fine and also up to ten years in prison. If there are any significant injuries or anyone’s life becomes threatened the penalty becomes greater. The fine can be up to 20 years in prison. Also, if the offender that is illegally smuggling or harboring ends in death the penalty can consist of a life sentence. The courts can require multiple sentences for each illegal immigrant. The person found guilty of smuggling may be ordered to pay restitution if the illegal immigrant meets the criteria as a victim.

If someone has a felony for smuggling steroids can they own a gun or have their rights to own a firearm restored?

When a person becomes a felon they lose many rights. One of them is the right to own any firearm or ammo. There is only one way for these rights to be reinstated this would be to obtain a presidential pardon from the conviction. The United States Department of Justice goes in to detail on how to receive a presidential pardon here: http://www.justice.gov/pardon/pardon_instructions.htm

If someone was caught smuggling meth into a federal inmate during a visit what would happen?

Here is the law Under Title 18 of the USC:

Section 1791: Providing or possessing contraband in prison: (a) Offense. - Whoever - (1) in violation of a statute or a rule or order issued under a statute, provides to an inmate of a prison a prohibited object, or attempts to do so; or (2) being an inmate of a prison, makes, possesses, or obtains, or attempts to make or obtain, a prohibited object; shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section. (b) Punishment. - The punishment for an offense under this section is a fine under this title or -(1) imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both, if the object is specified in subsection (d)(1)(C) of this section; (2) imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if the object is specified in subsection (d)(1)(A) of this section; (3) imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or both, if the object is specified in subsection (d)(1)(B) of this section; (4) imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, if the object is specified in subsection (d)(1)(D) or (d)(1)(E) of this section; and (5) imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both, if the object is specified in subsection (d)(1)(F) of this section.

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