Sec. 1325. Improper entry by alienSTATUTE(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection;misrepresentation and concealment of factsAny alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United Statesat any time or place other than as designated by immigrationofficers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigrationofficers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the UnitedStates by a willfully false or misleading representation or thewillful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the firstcommission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 orimprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequentcommission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, orimprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.(b) Improper time or place; civil penaltiesAny alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting toenter) the United States at a time or place other than asdesignated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civilpenalty of -(1) at least $50 and not more than $250 for each such entry (orattempted entry); or(2) twice the amount specified in paragraph (1) in the case ofan alien who has been previously subject to a civil penalty underthis subsection.Civil penalties under this subsection are in addition to, and notin lieu of, any criminal or other civil penalties that may beimposed.(c) Marriage fraudAny individual who knowingly enters into a marriage for thepurpose of evading any provision of the immigration laws shall beimprisoned for not more than 5 years, or fined not more than$250,000, or both.(d) Immigration-related entrepreneurship fraudAny individual who knowingly establishes a commercial enterprisefor the purpose of evading any provision of the immigration lawsshall be imprisoned for not more than 5 years, fined in accordancewith title 18, or both.