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Title 8, Section 1324
United States Code 
TITLE 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY 
CHAPTER 12 - IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY 
SUBCHAPTER II - IMMIGRATION 
PART VIII - GENERAL PENALTY PROVISIONS

Section 1324. Bringing in and harboring certain aliens 

(a) Criminal penalties
    (1)(A) Any person who -
           (i)   knowing that a person is an alien, brings to or attempts
                 to bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever
                 such person at a place other than a designated port of
                 entry or place other than as designated by the
                 Commissioner, regardless of whether such alien has
                 received prior official authorization to come to, enter,
                 or reside in the United States and regardless of any future
                 official action which may be taken with respect to such
                 alien;
           (ii)  knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien
                 has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in
                 violation of law, transports, or moves or attempts to
                 transport or move such alien within the United States
                 by means of transportation or otherwise, in furtherance
                 of such violation of law;
           (iii) knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an
                 alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States
                 in violation of law, conceals, harbors, or shields from
                 detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from
                 detection, such alien in any place, including any building
                 or any means of transportation;
           (iv)  encourages or induces an alien to come to, enter, or
                 reside in the United States, knowing or in reckless disregard
                 of the fact that such coming to, entry, or residence is
                 or will be in violation of law; or
           (v)   (I)  engages in any conspiracy to commit any of the preceding
                      acts, or
                 (II) aids or abets the commission of any of the preceding
                      acts, shall be punished as provided in subparagraph (B).
       (B) A person who violates subparagraph (A) shall, for each alien
           in respect to whom such a violation occurs -
           (i)   in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i) or (v)(I)
                 or in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii),
                 (iii), or (iv) in which the offense was done for the
                 purpose of commercial advantage or private financial gain,
                 be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than 10 years,
                 or both;
           (ii)  in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(ii), (iii),
                 (iv), or (v)(II), be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more
                 than 5 years, or both;
           (iii) in the case of a violation of subparagraph (A)(i), (ii),
                 (iii), (iv), or (v) during and in relation to which the
                 person causes serious bodily injury (as defined in section
                 1365 of title 18) to, or places in jeopardy the life of, any
                 person, be fined under title 18, imprisoned not more than
                 20 years, or both; and (iv) in the case of a violation of
                 subparagraph (A)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), or (v) resulting
                 in the death of any person, be punished by death or imprisoned
                 for any term of years or for life, fined under title 18,
                 or both.
    (2) Any person who, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact
        that an alien has not received prior official authorization to come
        to, enter, or reside in the United States, brings to or attempts to
        bring to the United States in any manner whatsoever, such alien,
        regardless of any official action which may later be taken with
        respect to such alien shall, for each alien in respect to whom a
        violation of this paragraph occurs -
        (A) be fined in accordance with title 18 or imprisoned not more
            than one year, or both; or
        (B) in the case of -
            (i)   an offense committed with the intent or with reason to
                  believe that the alien unlawfully brought into the United
                  States will commit an offense against the United States or any
                  State punishable by imprisonment for more than 1 year,
            (ii)  an offense done for the purpose of commercial advantage
                  or private financial gain, or
            (iii) an offense in which the alien is not upon arrival
                  immediately brought and presented to an appropriate 
                  immigration officer at a designated port of entry,
                  be fined under title 18 and shall be imprisoned, in the
                  case of a first or second violation of subparagraph 
                  (B)(iii), not more than 10 years, in the case of a first
                  or second violation of subparagraph (B)(i) or (B)(ii),
                  not less than 3 nor more than 10 years, and for any other
                  violation, not less than 5 nor more than 15 years.
    (3)(A) Any person who, during any 12-month period, knowingly
           hires for employment at least 10 individuals with actual knowledge
           that the individuals are aliens described in subparagraph (B) shall
           be fined under title 18 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or
           both.
       (B) An alien described in this subparagraph is an alien who -
           (i)  is an unauthorized alien (as defined in section 1324a(h)(3)
                of this title), and
           (ii) has been brought into the United States in violation of
                this subsection.
(b) Seizure and forfeiture
    (1) In general
        Any conveyance, including any vessel, vehicle, or aircraft,
        that has been or is being used in the commission of a violation
        of subsection (a) of this section, the gross proceeds of such
        violation, and any property traceable to such conveyance or
        proceeds, shall be seized and subject to forfeiture.
    (2) Applicable procedures
        Seizures and forfeitures under this subsection shall be
        governed by the provisions of chapter 46 of title 18 relating to
        civil forfeitures, including section 981(d) of such title, except
        that such duties as are imposed upon the Secretary of the
        Treasury under the customs laws described in that section shall
        be performed by such officers, agents, and other persons as may
        be designated for that purpose by the Attorney General.
    (3) Prima facie evidence in determinations of violations
        In determining whether a violation of subsection (a) of this
        section has occurred, any of the following shall be prima facie
        evidence that an alien involved in the alleged violation had not
        received prior official authorization to come to, enter, or
        reside in the United States or that such alien had come to,
        entered, or remained in the United States in violation of law:
        (A) Records of any judicial or administrative proceeding in
            which that alien's status was an issue and in which it was
            determined that the alien had not received prior official
            authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States
            or that such alien had come to, entered, or remained in the
            United States in violation of law.
        (B) Official records of the Service or of the Department of
            State showing that the alien had not received prior official
            authorization to come to, enter, or reside in the United States
            or that such alien had come to, entered, or remained in the
            United States in violation of law.
        (C) Testimony, by an immigration officer having personal
            knowledge of the facts concerning that alien's status, that the
            alien had not received prior official authorization to come to,
            enter, or reside in the United States or that such alien had
            come to, entered, or remained in the United States in violation
            of law.
(c) Authority to arrest
    No officer or person shall have authority to make any arrests for
    a violation of any provision of this section except officers and
    employees of the Service designated by the Attorney General, either
    individually or as a member of a class, and all other officers
    whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws.
(d) Admissibility of videotaped witness testimony
    Notwithstanding any provision of the Federal Rules of Evidence,
    the videotaped (or otherwise audiovisually preserved) deposition of
    a witness to a violation of subsection (a) of this section who has
    been deported or otherwise expelled from the United States, or is
    otherwise unable to testify, may be admitted into evidence in an
    action brought for that violation if the witness was available for
    cross examination and the deposition otherwise complies with the
    Federal Rules of Evidence.
      

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