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Transport of illegal aliens unlawful–violations, penalty.

577.675. 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to knowinglytransport, move, or attempt to transport in the state of Missouri anyillegal alien who is not lawfully present in the United States, accordingto the terms of 8 U.S.C. Section 1101, et seq., for the purposes oftrafficking in violation of sections 566.200 to 566.215, RSMo, drugtrafficking in violation of sections 195.222 and* 195.223, RSMo,prostitution in violation of chapter 567, RSMo, or employment.

2. Any person violating the provisions of subsection 1 of thissection shall be guilty of a felony for which the authorized term ofimprisonment is a term of years not less than one year, or by a fine in anamount not less than one thousand dollars, or by both such fine andimprisonment.

3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to deny any victim ofan offense under sections 566.200 to 566.215, RSMo, of rights afforded bythe federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, Public Law 106-386,as amended.

(L. 2008 H.B. 1549, et al. § 577.722)

*Word “to” appears in original rolls.