Nationality and Citizenship Offenses
Chapter 69 of title 18, United States Code sets forth offenses relating
nationality and citzenship. These offenses include misuse of citizenship
18 U.S.C. § 1423, impersonation or misuse of papers in a naturalization
proceeding, 18 U.S.C. § 1424, unlawful procurement of citizenship, 18
§ 1425, falsification of naturalization papers, 18 U.S.C.
unlawful sale of citizenship papers, 18 U.S.C. § 1427.|
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act
added 18 U.S.C. §§ 1425, 1426, and 1427 as RICO predicate
well as authorizing wiretap authority for investigations of such offenses.
The IIRIRA also added a new 18 U.S.C. § 1015(e) which makes it a
offense to make a false claim of citizenship to obtain federal or state
and a new subsection 1015(f), which makes it a felony offense to make a
claim of citizenship in order to register to vote in any federal or state
election. Moreover, the IIRIRA also added a new 18 U.S.C. § 611 which
it an offense, punishable by imprisonment for up to one year in prison, for
alien to vote in a federal election.
[cited in USAM 9-73.800]