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US v. Shum, 06-11002

A conviction for conspiring to conceal, harbor or shield aliens from detection and for concealing, harboring or shielding aliens for the purpose of commercial advantage and private financial gain is affirmed where a rational trier of fact could have found that defendant "substantially facilitated" aliens' ability to remain in the U.S. illegally when he hired some as janitors for his office-cleaning company and took steps that would shield their identities from detection by the government.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/10/2007
  • Published 08/13/2007


  • EMILIO M. GARZA, Circuit Judge:, Before HIGGINBOTHAM, WIENER, and GARZA, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Fifth Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • Sarah Ruth Saldana, Susan B. Cowger, Dallas, TX, for U.S., F. Clinton Broden, Broden & Mickelsen, Dallas, TX, for Shum.