No. 81-450.

458 U.S. 858 (1982)


Supreme Court of the United States.

Decided July 2, 1982.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Carter G. Phillips argued the cause for the United States. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General Jensen, and Deputy Solicitor General Frey.

Eugene G. Iredale argued the cause for respondent. With him on the brief were John J. Cleary and Craig E. Weinerman.

JUSTICE REHNQUIST delivered the opinion of the Court.

Respondent, a citizen of Mexico, was indicted in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California for transporting one Romero-Morales in violation of 8 U. S. C. § 1324(a)(2). That section generally prohibits the knowing transportation of an alien illegally in the United States who last entered the country within three years prior to the date...

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