Block on Trump's Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court
Defendant's convictions for encouraging or inducing aliens to enter the U.S. is affirmed where: 1) the district court did not err in including "to help" in the definition of "encourage" in the jury instructions; 2) the trial evidence established that defendant was more than a mere passive boat driver; 3) 18 U.S.C. section 1327 required only that defendant knew the alien he aided or assisted was inadmissible at some point before the alien sought to enter the U.S.
Filed December 22, 2009
Opinion by Judge Hull