8 U.S.C. § 1185 : US Code - Section 1185: Travel control of citizens and aliens

Search 8 U.S.C. § 1185 : US Code - Section 1185: Travel control of citizens and aliens

    (a) Restrictions and prohibitions
      Unless otherwise ordered by the President, it shall be unlawful -
    
        (1) for any alien to depart from or enter or attempt to depart
      from or enter the United States except under such reasonable
      rules, regulations, and orders, and subject to such limitations
      and exceptions as the President may prescribe;
        (2) for any person to transport or attempt to transport from or
      into the United States another person with knowledge or
      reasonable cause to believe that the departure or entry of such
      other person is forbidden by this section;
        (3) for any person knowingly to make any false statement in an
      application for permission to depart from or enter the United
      States with intent to induce or secure the granting of such
      permission either for himself or for another;
        (4) for any person knowingly to furnish or attempt to furnish
      or assist in furnishing to another a permit or evidence of
      permission to depart or enter not issued and designed for such
      other person's use;
        (5) for any person knowingly to use or attempt to use any
      permit or evidence of permission to depart or enter not issued
      and designed for his use;
        (6) for any person to forge, counterfeit, mutilate, or alter,
      or cause or procure to be forged, counterfeited, mutilated, or
      altered, any permit or evidence of permission to depart from or
      enter the United States;
        (7) for any person knowingly to use or attempt to use or
      furnish to another for use any false, forged, counterfeited,
      mutilated, or altered permit, or evidence of permission, or any
      permit or evidence of permission which, though originally valid,
      has become or been made void or invalid.
    (b) Citizens
      Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to such
    limitations and exceptions as the President may authorize and
    prescribe, it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United
    States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter,
    the United States unless he bears a valid United States passport.
    (c) Definitions
      The term "United States" as used in this section includes the
    Canal Zone, and all territory and waters, continental or insular,
    subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. The term "person"
    as used in this section shall be deemed to mean any individual,
    partnership, association, company, or other incorporated body of
    individuals, or corporation, or body politic.
    (d) Nonadmission of certain aliens
      Nothing in this section shall be construed to entitle an alien to
    whom a permit to enter the United States has been issued to enter
    the United States, if, upon arrival in the United States, he is
    found to be inadmissible under any of the provisions of this
    chapter, or any other law, relative to the entry of aliens into the
    United States.
    (e) Revocation of proclamation as affecting penalties
      The revocation of any rule, regulation, or order issued in
    pursuance of this section shall not prevent prosecution for any
    offense committed, or the imposition of any penalties or
    forfeitures, liability for which was incurred under this section
    prior to the revocation of such rule, regulation, or order.
    (f) Permits to enter
      Passports, visas, reentry permits, and other documents required
    for entry under this chapter may be considered as permits to enter
    for the purposes of this section.