Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 17.27 (A)

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(A)  Definition of Document Fraud.  The immigration law[174] prohibits document fraud activity, consisting of:


(1)    knowingly forging any document for the purpose of satisfying an immigration requirement, or obtaining an immigration benefit,


(2)    knowingly possessing any false document for the same purposes,


(3)    using or providing valid document to someone other than the person authorized for the same purposes,


(4)    receiving or accepting any valid document with respect to an improper person for the same purposes,


(5)    preparing any immigration application or evidence with knowledge or reckless disregard for the fact it was falsely made or does not apply to the person referred to, or


(6)    presenting an entry document to an airline and failing to present it to an immigration officer upon arrival in the United States.

[174] INA § 274C, 8 U.S.C. § 1324c.