Whoever fails within five business days after commencing to keep, maintain, control, support, or harbor in any house or place for the purpose of prostitution, or for any other immoral purpose, any alien individual to file such statement concerning such alien individual with the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization; or
Whoever knowingly and willfully states falsely or fails to disclose in such statement any fact within that person's knowledge or belief with reference to the age, nationality, or parentage of any such alien individual, or concerning that individual's procuration to come to this country-
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
18 U.S.C. § 2424
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §402(2), (3) (June 25, 1910, ch. 395, §6, 36 Stat. 826).First paragraph of sectionof title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., was omitted from this section and recommended for transfer to Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.Words "shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor" were omitted as unnecessary in view of the definition of a misdemeanor in section of this title. (See reviser's note under section of this title.)Minor changes were made in phraseology.
AMENDMENTS1996-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-208, §325(1), in first par. substituted "individual, knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that the individual is an alien" for "alien individual within three years after that individual has entered the United States from any country, party to the arrangement adopted July 25, 1902, for the suppression of the white-slave traffic" and struck out "alien" after "the name of such". Pub. L. 104-208, §325(2), in second par. substituted "five business" for "thirty" and struck out "within three years after that individual has entered the United States from any country, party to the said arrangement for the suppression of the white-slave traffic," after "any alien individual". Pub. L. 104-208, §325(3), substituted "10" for "two" in last par. 1994-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for "fined not more than $2,000" in last par.1986- Pub. L. 99-628, §5(c)(1), substituted "individual" for "female" in section catchline. Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-628, §5(c)(2)-(4), (6), substituted "individual" for "woman or girl", "that individual" for "she", "that individual's" for "her", and "that person's" for "his" wherever appearing.Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99-628, §5(c)(5), substituted "that person" for "him" wherever appearing. 1970-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91-452 substituted provisions that no information contained in the statement or any evidence directly or indirectly derived from such information be used against any person making such statement in any criminal case, except a prosecution for perjury, giving a false statement, or otherwise failing to comply with this section, for provisions that no person be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or forfeiture under any law of the United States for or on account of any transaction, etc., truthfully reported in his statement.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1970 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 91-452 effective on sixtieth day following Oct. 15, 1970, and not to affect any immunity to which any individual is entitled under this section by reason of any testimony given before sixtieth day following Oct. 15, 1970, see section 260 of Pub. L. 91-452 set out as an Effective Date; Savings Provision note under sectionof this title.
ABOLITION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE AND TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONSFor abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under sectionof Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.