What Is Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants?
The legal definition of amnesty for illegal immigrants has been highly politicized in recent times. Shedding aside the rhetoric, amnesty for illegal immigrants refers to allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. However, many argue that this is not a proper application of the term “amnesty.” Most of the proposals in this regard include penalties for being in the country illegally as part of gaining so-called amnesty. There are no penalties associated with true amnesty.