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    2 USC Sec. 441e                                             01/05/2009

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    TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS
    CHAPTER 14 - FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS
    SUBCHAPTER I - DISCLOSURE OF FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS

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    Sec. 441e. Contributions and donations by foreign nationals

STATUTE

    (a) Prohibition
      It shall be unlawful for -
        (1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make -
          (A) a contribution or donation of money or other thing of
        value, or to make an express or implied promise to make a
        contribution or donation, in connection with a Federal, State,
        or local election;
          (B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political
        party; or
          (C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement
        for an electioneering communication (within the meaning of
        section 434(f)(3) of this title); or
        (2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or
      donation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1)
      from a foreign national.
    (b) "Foreign national" defined
      As used in this section, the term "foreign national" means -
        (1) a foreign principal, as such term is defined by section
      611(b) of title 22, except that the term "foreign national" shall
      not include any individual who is a citizen of the United States;
      or
        (2) an individual who is not a citizen of the United States or
      a national of the United States (as defined in section
      1101(a)(22) of title 8) and who is not lawfully admitted for
      permanent residence, as defined by section 1101(a)(20) of title
      8.

SOURCE

    (Pub. L. 92-225, title III, Sec. 319, formerly Sec. 324, as added
    Pub. L. 94-283, title I, Sec. 112(2), May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 493;
    renumbered Sec. 319, Pub. L. 96-187, title I, Sec. 105(5), Jan. 8,
    1980, 93 Stat. 1354; amended Pub. L. 107-155, title III, Secs. 303,
    317, Mar. 27, 2002, 116 Stat. 96, 109.)

PRIOR PROVISIONS

      A prior section 319 of Pub. L. 92-225 was renumbered section 314,
    and is classified to section 439c of this title.
      Another prior section 319 of Pub. L. 92-225 was renumbered
    section 318, and was classified to section 439b of this title,
    prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96-187.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2002 - Pub. L. 107-155, Sec. 303(1), substituted "Contributions
    and donations by foreign nationals" for "Contributions by foreign
    nationals" in section catchline.
      Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-155, Sec. 303(2), added subsec. (a) and
    struck out former subsec. (a) which read as follows: " It shall be
    unlawful for a foreign national directly or through any other
    person to make any contribution of money or other thing of value,
    or to promise expressly or impliedly to make any such contribution,
    in connection with an election to any political office or in
    connection with any primary election, convention, or caucus held to
    select candidates for any political office; or for any person to
    solicit, accept, or receive any such contribution from a foreign
    national."
      Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 107-155, Sec. 317, inserted "or a
    national of the United States (as defined in section 1101(a)(22) of
    title 8)" after "United States".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2002 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 107-155 effective Nov. 6, 2002, see section
    402 of Pub. L. 107-155, set out as an Effective Date of 2002
    Amendment; Regulations note under section 431 of this title.
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