Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 39 Part 1.djvu/899

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SIXTX -FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. H. C1129. 1917. 879 guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of not more than two years In all y,,T,$,"°l‘“°“" °‘ ‘“¥°‘ prosecutions under this section the testimony of a husband or wife ”“’*¤· W wm mmshall be admissible and competent evidence against each other. Sec. 5. That it_shal_l be unlawful for any person, company, partner- i,,{§§,°,$',,i{‘,§,,,°,,§“"°°‘ ship, or corporation, in any manner whatsoever, to prepay the trans- ` portation or in any way to induce, amist, encourage, or solicit or attempt to induce, assist, encourage, or solicit the importatiori or migration of any contract laborer or contract laborers into the United E¤¤¤v¤¤¤¤· States, unless such contract laborer or contract laborers are exem ted Am p.sm. under the fifth proviso of section three of this Act, or have been I imported with the rmission of the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the fourtheproviso of said section, and for every violation of any of the provisions of this section the person, partnership, company, or corporation violatin the same shall forfeit and pay for Fi¤•¢<¤‘ v¤¤¤•¤¤· every such offense the sum of §1,000, which may be sued for and recovered by the United States, as debts of like amount are now recovered in_the courts of the United States. For every violation of °""’“"'P'°°°‘”"*°"· thigegrovisions hereof the person violating the same may be prosecu in a criminal action for a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of $1,000, or by imprisonment for a term of not less than six months nor more than two years; and under either the civil or the criminal procedure mentioned separate suits or prosecutions may be brought for each alien thus ofered or promised employment as aforesaid. The Department of Justice, R•·¤¤¤ w t¤¤·¤» wit the approval of the Department of Labor, ma from any fines m` or penalties received pay rewards to persons other than Government employees who may rnish information leading to the recovery of any such penalties, or to the arrest and punishment of any person, as in this section provided. Sec. 6. That it shall be unlawful and be deemed a violation of sec- ,,,,“,§{,‘,,,”“*",,{,,,,{8,."?‘,,,'f,f’, tion five of this Act to induce, assist, encourage, or solicit or attem t ·¤·*·*¢¤1- to induce, assist, encourage, or solicit any alien to come into the United States by promise of employment through advertisements printed, published, or distributed in any foreign country, whether such promise is true or false, and either the ci_vi or criminal penalty *"“'“"””'”- or both imposed by said section shall be applicable to such a case. Sac, 7. That it shall be unlawful for any person, association, ,,,,“,§"{,°,£“{‘,§¤,{,';}*{‘_*,% society, company, partnership, corporation, or others engaged in Epppuu, ctc., imthe business of transporting aliens to or within the United tates, ` including owners, masters, officers, and agents of vessels, directly or indirectly, by writing, printing, oral representation, payment of any commissions to an alien ·COll'llDg.11ltQ the United_States, allowance of any rebates to an alien coming into the United_States, or otherwise to solicit, invite, or encourage or attempt to solicit, invite, Pmmucn M vi) or encourage any alien to come into the United States, and anyone mms. violating any provision hereof shall be subject to either the civil or _,,p,,,_ the criminal prosecution, or both, prescribed by section five of this Hm, L Act; or if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of Labor that any owner, master, officer, or agent of a vessel has brought or caused to be brought to a port of the United States any alien so solicited, invited, or encouraged to come by such owner, master, officer, or a ent, such owner, master, officer, or agent shall pay to the collector og customs of the customs district in which the port of arrival is located, or in which any vessel of the line may be found, 'mmu the sum of $400 for each and every such violation; and no vessel °“"“‘°° shall be granted clearance pending the determination of the question of the liability to the payment of such fine, or while the line imposed Pmmt remains unpaid, nor shall such fine be remitted or refunded; Pro- nepom no mm aided, That clearance may be granted prior to the determination of °"'““°*