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CITE

    8 USC Sec. 1306                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY
    CHAPTER 12 - IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY
    SUBCHAPTER II - IMMIGRATION
    Part VII - Registration of Aliens

HEAD

    Sec. 1306. Penalties

STATUTE

    (a) Willful failure to register
      Any alien required to apply for registration and to be
    fingerprinted in the United States who willfully fails or refuses
    to make such application or to be fingerprinted, and any parent or
    legal guardian required to apply for the registration of any alien
    who willfully fails or refuses to file application for the
    registration of such alien shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and
    shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to exceed $1,000 or be
    imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
    (b) Failure to notify change of address
      Any alien or any parent or legal guardian in the United States of
    any alien who fails to give written notice to the Attorney General,
    as required by section 1305 of this title, shall be guilty of a
    misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to
    exceed $200 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
    Irrespective of whether an alien is convicted and punished as
    herein provided, any alien who fails to give written notice to the
    Attorney General, as required by section 1305 of this title, shall
    be taken into custody and removed in the manner provided by part IV
    of this subchapter, unless such alien establishes to the
    satisfaction of the Attorney General that such failure was
    reasonably excusable or was not willful.
    (c) Fraudulent statements
      Any alien or any parent or legal guardian of any alien, who files
    an application for registration containing statements known by him
    to be false, or who procures or attempts to procure registration of
    himself or another person through fraud, shall be guilty of a
    misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not to
    exceed $1,000, or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both;
    and any alien so convicted shall, upon the warrant of the Attorney
    General, be taken into custody and be removed in the manner
    provided in part IV of this subchapter.
    (d) Counterfeiting
      Any person who with unlawful intent photographs, prints, or in
    any other manner makes, or executes, any engraving, photograph,
    print, or impression in the likeness of any certificate of alien
    registration or an alien registration receipt card or any colorable
    imitation thereof, except when and as authorized under such rules
    and regulations as may be prescribed by the Attorney General, shall
    upon conviction be fined not to exceed $5,000 or be imprisoned not
    more than five years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 7, Sec. 266, 66 Stat. 225;
    Pub. L. 104-208, div. C, title III, Sec. 308(e)(2)(G), (g)(9)(A),
    Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-620, 3009-624.)

AMENDMENTS

      1996 - Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 104-208 substituted "removed"
    for "deported" and "part IV" for "Part V".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1996 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 104-208 effective, with certain transitional
    provisions, on the first day of the first month beginning more than
    180 days after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 309 of Pub. L. 104-208,
    set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.

ABOLITION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

      For abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer
    of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out
    under section 1551 of this title.
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