Criminal Statutes Most Frequently Used in Immigration Prosecution

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U.S. Code Description
 08 USC 01253 Alien hindering his/her removal from the US
 08 USC 01306 Immigration - Penalties
 08 USC 01324 Bringing in and harboring certain aliens
 08 USC 01324a Unlawful employment of aliens
 08 USC 01325 Entry of alien at improper time or place; etc.
 08 USC 01326 Reentry of deported alien
 08 USC 01328 Importation of alien for immoral purpose
 18 USC 00002 Aiding and Abetting
 18 USC 00003 Accessory after the fact
 18 USC 00004 Misprision of Felony
 18 USC 00111 Assaulting, resisting, impeding certain officers
 18 USC 00371 Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud US
 18 USC 00506 Seals of departments or agencies
 18 USC 00545 Smuggling goods into the United States
 18 USC 00554 Smuggling goods from the United States
 18 USC 00641 Public money, property or records
 18 USC 00659 Interstate or foreign shipments by carriers
 18 USC 00701 Official badges, id cards, other insignia
 18 USC 00751 Escape - Prisoners in custody
 18 USC 00758 High speed flight from immigration checkpoint
 18 USC 00844 Explosives - Importation and storage of explosives
 18 USC 00875 Interstate Communications
 18 USC 00911 False personification - Citizen of the US
 18 USC 00922 Firearms; Unlawful acts
 18 USC 00924 Firearms; Penalties
 18 USC 01001 Fraud/false statements or entries generally
 18 USC 01014 Fraud - Loan and credit applications etc
 18 USC 01015 Fraud - Natzation, citizenship, alien registry
 18 USC 01028 Fraud and related activity - id documents
 18 USC 01028A Aggravated Identity Theft
 18 USC 01029 Fraud and related activity - access devices
 18 USC 01203 Kidnapping - Hostage taking
 18 USC 01204 International parental kidnapping
 18 USC 01341 Mail Fraud - Frauds and swindles
 18 USC 01343 Fraud by wire, radio, or television
 18 USC 01349 Mail Fraud - Attempt and Conspiracy
 18 USC 01362 Malicious Mischief - communications
 18 USC 01425 Procurement of citizenship or naturalization unlaw
 18 USC 01542 False statement in application and use of passport
 18 USC 01543 Forgery or false use of passport
 18 USC 01544 Misuse of passport
 18 USC 01546 Fraud and misuse of visas, permits, and other documents
 18 USC 01589 Forced Labor
 18 USC 01591 Sex trafficking of children by force, fraud or coercion
 18 USC 01709 Theft of mail matter by officer or employee
 18 USC 01951 Hobbs Act
 18 USC 01952 Racketeering -interstate/foreign travel/transport
 18 USC 01956 Laundering of monetary instruments
 18 USC 02113 Bank robbery and incidental crimes
 18 USC 02199 Stowaways on vessels or aircraft
 18 USC 02237 Criminal Sanction for Failure to heave to or provide false information
 18 USC 02241 Aggravated sexual abuse
 18 USC 02250 Fail to register as sex offender after traveling interstate commerce
 18 USC 02314 Transportation of stolen goods, etc
 18 USC 02422 Transport for sex - Coercion and enticement
 18 USC 03048 Commitment to another district; removal--Rule 40
 18 USC 03144 Release or detention of a material witness
 18 USC 03184 Fugitives from Foreign Country to United States
 18 USC 03565 Revocation of probation
 18 USC 03583 Term of supervised release after imprisonment
 19 USC 01433 Report of arrival of vessels, vehicles, and aircra
 19 USC 01459 Reporting requirements for individuals
 21 USC 00841 Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A
 21 USC 00844 Penalty for simple possession
 21 USC 00846 Attempt and conspiracy
 21 USC 00952 Importation of controlled substances
 31 USC 05316 Exporting and importing monetary instruments
 42 USC 00408 Fed Old Age, Survivors & Disab Insur -Penalties
 46 USC 70503 Possession control substance on vessel subject to jurisdiction of US
 49 USC 46503 Interference with Security Screening Personnel