Nevada Revised Statute 200.467 prohibits transporting an illegal alien into Nevada in exchange for money. This type of human trafficking is a category B felony, carrying one to 10 years in prison plus a potential fine of up to $50,000.
The full text of the statute reads as follows:
NRS 200.467. 1. A person shall not transport, procure transportation for or assist in the transportation of or procurement of transportation for another person into the State of Nevada who he knows or has reason to know does not have the legal right to enter or remain in the United States in exchange for money or other financial gain.
2. A person who violates the provisions of subsection 1 is guilty of trafficking in persons and, unless a greater penalty is provided pursuant to NRS 200.464 or 200.468, shall be punished for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $50,000.
NRS 200.467 prohibits transporting another person into Nevada with the knowledge that the person has no legal right to be in the U.S., and the person is being exchanged for money or other financial gain. It is still considered human trafficking if the defendant merely procures transportation for the person or assists in transporting the person.1
A possible defense to NRS 200.467 charges is that the defendant did not know that the victim had no legal right to enter or be in the U.S. But it is not a defense if the defendant was willfully blind to this fact and had reason to suspect that the victim was an illegal alien.2
Human trafficking for financial gain is a category B felony in Nevada. It is punishable by one to 10 years in state prison and a possible fine of $50,000.3
- NRS 200.467 – Trafficking in persons for financial gain; penalties.