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Florida Immigration Crime Laws - Personation or Misuse of Papers

Misuse of Documents in Naturalization Proceedings

There are many federal statutes related to immigration crimes, including the one below. Arnold Law Firm provides federal criminal defense for these cases throughout Florida. For a discussion of prosecution of these cases in Jacksonville and Orlando, click here.

§ 1424. Personation or misuse of papers in naturalization proceedings

Whoever, whether as applicant, declarant, petitioner, witness or otherwise, in any naturalization or citizenship proceeding, knowingly personates another or appears falsely in the name of a deceased person or in an assumed or fictitious name; or

Whoever knowingly and unlawfully uses or attempts to use, as showing naturalization or citizenship of any person, any order, certificate, certificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship, judgment, decree, or exemplification, or copies or duplicates thereof, issued to another person, or in a fictitious name or in the name of a deceased person-

Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.

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