2023 California Code
Penal Code - PEN
CHAPTER 3 - Immigration Matters
Section 653.56.

Universal Citation: CA Penal Code § 653.56 (2023)

653.56. For purposes of this chapter:

(a) “Compensation” means money, property, or anything else of value.

(b) “Immigration matter” means any proceeding, filing, or action affecting the immigration or citizenship status of any person which arises under immigration and naturalization law, executive order or presidential proclamation, or action of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Department of State, or the United States Department of Labor.

(c) “Person” means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, association, other organization, or any employee or agent thereof.

(d) “Preparation” means giving advice on an immigration matter and includes drafting an application, brief, document, petition, or other paper, or completing a form provided by a federal or state agency in an immigration matter.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 296, Sec. 210. (AB 1023) Effective January 1, 2012.)

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