According to West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, to aid and abet is to assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct.

The person who aids and abets participates in the commission of a crime by performing some Overt Act or by giving advice or encouragement. He or she must share the criminal intent of the person who actually commits the crime, but it is not necessary for the aider and abettor to be physically present at the scene of the crime.

An aider and abettor is a party to a crime and may be criminally liable as a principal, an accessory before the fact, or an accessory after the fact.

Pop performer Cher tweeted her intention to aid and abet individuals in the country illegally, and encouraged others to do the same.

When questioned about the legality of such actions, she referenced Reagan’s Amnesty Bill.

Suggestions that illegal immigrants are akin to Holocaust victims were quickly shot down by Twitter users.

Other users wondered if Cher was going to keep her pre-election promise to leave the country if voters dared to exercise their democratic rights.

CBS News notes that while the actress and entertainer owns several properties in the United States, it is unclear where she would harbor illegal aliens.

It’s unclear where any “Dreamers” who take Cher up with her offer would stay. The singer’s Twitter account says she lives in Malibu. Cher has purchased and sold several homes in Southern California, including in Malibu, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles over the past few years.

Cher made no comment on whether the illegal immigrants would join her current housekeeping or gardening staff, who probably aren’t illegal immigrants anyways.

Featured image “Cher in her half breed outfit” via Cher News

  • HT

    Then Obama and most Democrats and quite a few Republicans should already be in prison. Which goes without saying. But I said it anyways.

  • Dudley Morris

    Well, unlike most celebs who mouth off on these issues, she at least says she’ll put her real estate where her mouth is…

    • GTKRWN

      I’d bet an entire box of donuts that by “offering shelter for illegal immigrants” she’s just talking about her lawn care staff and the maids. She’s already “full.”

  • Robert A’Beuy

    She didn’t keep her first promise. Pretty sure she won’t keep this one.

  • ranterator

    Go for it Cher. Will her family still provide shelter after Cher is robbed,raped,murdered? Let me guess, anyone she lets in her home would be “vetted”…

  • samloveall

    Curious why she didn’t offer to open her home to US citizens displaced by Harvey.

    • bookish1

      Excellent question.

  • bookish1

    I love the comments that compare illegal aliens to Jews hiding out in Nazi-occupied Germany.
    With Cher and all of her wealthy friends providing shelter, and colleges providing free tuition, “Dreamers” will have it made.

    • GTKRWN

      Imagine in 70 years how literally every Mexican giving speeches in colleges about the “Trump Regime” all miraculously had grandparents that all survived six trips to the Right Wing Death Camps!

  • Anthony Mxyzptlk

    I can almost see ICE agents buying “Maps to the Stars Homes”!

  • Ron Whosoever Williams

    You’re such a caring soul. And I’d imagine you’re totally willing to take in MS13 “kids”? WOW! YOU GO GIRL!! WAY TO VIRTUE SIGNAL!!!

  • David Il

    If I had the cash to prescreen and hand select each and every one of them, I would do the same. No criminal record, hard working, kids in a good college? Sure, come on in, she can use the publicity through virtue signaling.

  • Carlos Juarez

    If I could turn back time….

    There would be 20 million less Mexicans to deport!

  • Steve O

    I wonder if all the available spots had already been filled prior to Cher making her offer public.

    Seriously, what are the chances that a major celebrity is going to invite a number of unknown random strangers to live in their home compared to the chances that a celebrity is going to do some grandstanding and virtue signalling?

  • Steve O

    My maid is an illegal alien. I offer her sanctuary!

  • Ivan_in_Phoenix

    I’ll be filing this offer from Cher right next to her offer to leave the Country if Trump won.

  • Koroviev,Behemoth&Woland LLP

    Just imagine what her neighbors are going to say when their new neighbors fill the lawn with junked cars and pitbulls.