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Sec. 1581. Peonage; obstructing enforcement. 1582. Vessels for slave trade. 1583. Enticement into slavery. 1584. Sale into involuntary servitude. 1585. Seizure, detention, transportation or sale of slaves. 1586. Service on vessels in slave trade. 1587. Possession of slaves aboard vessel. 1588. Transportation of slaves from United States. 1589. Forced labor. 1590. Trafficking with respect to peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or forced labor. 1591. Sex trafficking of children or by force, fraud, or coercion. 1592. Unlawful conduct with respect to documents in furtherance of trafficking, peonage, slavery, involuntary servitude, or forced labor. 1593. Mandatory restitution. 1593A. Benefitting financially from peonage, slavery, and trafficking in persons. 1594. General provisions. 1595. Civil remedy. 1596. Additional jurisdiction in certain trafficking offenses. 1597. Unlawful conduct with respect to immigration documents.
Historical and Revision Notes

It was felt that further revision of this chapter should be considered at an opportune time for the same reasons stated with respect to chapter 81, “Piracy and Privateering”.

2013—Pub. L. 113–4, title XII, § 1211(c)(2),Mar. 7, 2013, 127 Stat. 143, added item 1597.
2008—Pub. L. 110–457, title II, §§ 222(d)(2), 223 (b),Dec. 23, 2008, 122 Stat. 5070, 5072, added items 1593A and 1596.
2003—Pub. L. 108–193, §§ 4(a)(4)(B), 5 (c)(1),Dec. 19, 2003, 117 Stat. 2878, 2879, substituted “PEONAGE, SLAVERY, AND TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS” for “PEONAGE AND SLAVERY” as chapter heading and added item 1595.
2000—Pub. L. 106–386, div. A, § 112(a)(3),Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1489, added items 1589 to 1594.
1949—Act May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 36,63 Stat. 95, substituted a semicolon for comma after “Peonage” in item 1581.

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18 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 1581prec2013113-4 [Sec.] 1211(c)(2)127 Stat. 143


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