The Mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newson, has announced that his city will openly defy any federal legislation that seeks to criminalize efforts to help illegal aliens.

Fine.  Peachy.  I say the next time the ground starts shaking in San Francisco, the federal government should respond by saying: “San Francisco?  Where’s that?  Isn’t that in Mexico?  Tell them to call El Presidente Fox for help.” 

But here’s the part of the article that really confused me:

The bill at issue is H.R. 4437, a House measure that would make it a
crime to be in the United States illegally…

Did I read that right?  It’s illegal to be illegal?  WTF?  Duh!