18 U.S.C Section 1015 Naturalization,citizenship or alien registry.Crimes and Criminal Procedure

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US Code Title 18 Section 1015

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18 USC Sec. 1015 01/05/2009

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TITLE 18 – CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I – CRIMES
CHAPTER 47 – FRAUD AND FALSE STATEMENTS

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Sec. 1015. Naturalization, citizenship or alien registry

STATUTE

(a) Whoever knowingly makes any false statement under oath, in
any case, proceeding, or matter relating to, or under, or by virtue
of any law of the United States relating to naturalization,
citizenship, or registry of aliens; or
(b) Whoever knowingly, with intent to avoid any duty or liability
imposed or required by law, denies that he has been naturalized or
admitted to be a citizen, after having been so naturalized or
admitted; or
(c) Whoever uses or attempts to use any certificate of arrival,
declaration of intention, certificate of naturalization,
certificate of citizenship or other documentary evidence of
naturalization or of citizenship, or any duplicate or copy thereof,
knowing the same to have been procured by fraud or false evidence
or without required appearance or hearing of the applicant in court
or otherwise unlawfully obtained; or
(d) Whoever knowingly makes any false certificate, acknowledgment
or statement concerning the appearance before him or the taking of
an oath or affirmation or the signature, attestation or execution
by any person with respect to any application, declaration,
petition, affidavit, deposition, certificate of naturalization,
certificate of citizenship or other paper or writing required or
authorized by the laws relating to immigration, naturalization,
citizenship, or registry of aliens; or
(e) Whoever knowingly makes any false statement or claim that he
is, or at any time has been, a citizen or national of the United
States, with the intent to obtain on behalf of himself, or any
other person, any Federal or State benefit or service, or to engage
unlawfully in employment in the United States; or
(f) Whoever knowingly makes any false statement or claim that he
is a citizen of the United States in order to register to vote or
to vote in any Federal, State, or local election (including an
initiative, recall, or referendum) –
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
years, or both. Subsection (f) does not apply to an alien if each
natural parent of the alien (or, in the case of an adopted alien,
each adoptive parent of the alien) is or was a citizen (whether by
birth or naturalization), the alien permanently resided in the
United States prior to attaining the age of 16, and the alien
reasonably believed at the time of making the false statement or
claim that he or she was a citizen of the United States.

SOURCE

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 752; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
104-208, div. C, title II, Sec. 215, Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009-
572; Pub. L. 106-395, title II, Sec. 201(d)(2), Oct. 30, 2000, 114
Stat. 1635.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

Based on subsections (a), paragraphs (1), (16), (17), (19), (32),
(b), (d), and (l) of section 746 of title 8, U.S.C., 1940 ed.,
Aliens and Nationality (Oct. 14, 1940, ch. 876, Sec. 346(a), pars.
(1), (16), (17), (19), (32), (b), (d), and (l), 45 Stat. 1163,
1165, 1167).
Section consolidates, with minor changes, subsection (a),
paragraphs (1), (16), (17), (19), (32), and subsections (b), (d),
and (l), of section 746 of title 8, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Aliens and
Nationality.
Such changes of arrangement and phraseology were made as were
appropriate and necessary.
AMENDMENTS
2000 – Pub. L. 106-395 inserted at end of concluding provisions
“Subsection (f) does not apply to an alien if each natural parent
of the alien (or, in the case of an adopted alien, each adoptive
parent of the alien) is or was a citizen (whether by birth or
naturalization), the alien permanently resided in the United States
prior to attaining the age of 16, and the alien reasonably believed
at the time of making the false statement or claim that he or she
was a citizen of the United States.”
1996 – Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 104-208 added subsecs. (e) and
(f).
1994 – Pub. L. 103-322 substituted “fined under this title” for
“fined not more than $5,000” in concluding par.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2000 AMENDMENT
Amendment by Pub. L. 106-395 effective as if included in the
enactment of section 215 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and
Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, div. C of Pub. L. 104-208,
and applicable to an alien prosecuted on or after Sept. 30, 1996,
except in the case of an alien whose criminal proceeding (including
judicial review thereof) has been finally concluded before Oct. 30,
2000, see section 201(d)(3) of Pub. L. 106-395, set out as a note
under section 611 of this title.

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