How will we deal with questions regarding illegal immigration/immigrants?
I think there will be three types of questions regarding illegal immigrants/immigration:
- Legal questions: such as asking how to change the illegal status to legal. IMO, These should be allowed.
- Illegal questions: such as asking how to enter x country illegally. IMO, These should be closed.
- Gray zone questions: such as how to get health care if you are an illegal immigrant. These are tricky, I think common sense should be applied.
Off-topic as per the scope defined in the help center. It's not reasonable to expect an answer to a question about ways you can illegally enter (country), therefore the question itself isn't on-topic here.
As you said, if someone realized Oh no, I overstayed my visa! - I think we can help them to the best of our ability, depending on the question. Sometimes that might just be "contact an immigration attorney".
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Is it better to swim, or cross by land to sneak into [country]?
- Put on hold as primarily opinion based by ............
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I don't think we'll see too many on the illegal or 'gray' scale of them, at least I hope not. All kidding aside, these 'help me do something immoral/illegal/unethical' questions can generally be closed for multiple reasons, so it's not very difficult to deal with them.
If these were to become a problem, we do have custom close reasons, but let's not spend too much time on problems until we actually have them - or it's clear that we will.