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Originally posted by daskakik
reply to post by Oldnslo
Sorry but I just went over the Costa Rican immigration law and the only place I see a prison sentence in that law is for traffickers.
Costa Rican immigration law (in spanish)
ARTÍCULO 249.- Se impondrá pena de prisión de dos a seis años a quien conduzca o transporte a personas, para su ingreso al país o su egreso de él, por lugares no habilitados por las autoridades migratorias competentes, evadiendo los controles migratorios establecidos o utilizando datos o documentos falsos o alterados.
Article 249. - A prison sentence of two to six years will be imposed upon someone who leads or transports a person, so that they may enter or leave the country, at places not authorized by the immigration authorities, evading the established immigration controls or using false or altered facts and documents.
I couldn't find anything that imposed prison just for being in the country illegally. Your boss must have been doing a little something extra.
[edit on 31-7-2010 by daskakik]
Originally posted by Oldnslo
Sounds like Article 249 is pretty close to her situation. (She crossed the river from Nicaragua). I did not see any mention of drugs in what you posted above. Maybe I missed something in the translation. It does appear the altered or false documents may be the likely culprit.
Your response in the negative is really no surprise, because on ATS today, no matter what statement you make, there is someone more than willing to dispute what you have posted.
But hey, since I do not practice law in Costa Rica, I can't factually dispute what you say, but maybe you would like to switch places with her and take your chances. At least you speak the language, that should be a plus.
Originally posted by Ghost of Chewie
reply to post by Jezus
I was just applying a little known thing called common sence.
They will use it like Toyota or whoever who sold units at a loss to build a customer base then raise prices when it siutes them.
But, this is just the way I see things, ya know, IN MY OPPINION.