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      house Committees
      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Border Security
      House Committee on Homeland Security
    IntroducedMarch 11th, 2009

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Official Title

To amend title 46, United States Code, to improve maritime law enforcement.


Maritime Law Enforcement Improvement Act of 2009 - Makes it unlawful for a person to transport, harbor, or conceal an alien on board a vessel if such person knows or has reason to believe that such alien is attempting to unlawfully enter the United States on the vessel. Sets forth both criminal and civil penalties for violations of this Act, including the seizure and forfeiture of the vessel.

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