H.R. 2556 (112th): To suspend the issuance of visas to nationals of Brazil until such time as Brazil amends its ...

...laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 15, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2556

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 15, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Johnson of Ohio) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To suspend the issuance of visas to nationals of Brazil until such time as Brazil amends its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries.

1.

Suspension of visas for Brazilians until Brazil amends its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries

(a)

Suspension of visa issuance

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no immigrant or nonimmigrant visa may be issued to a citizen, subject, national, or resident of Brazil until the President of the United States determines and certifies to the Congress that the Government of Brazil has amended its laws to remove the prohibition on extradition of nationals of Brazil to other countries.

(b)

Waiver

The President may waive the application of subsection (a) on a case-by-case basis if the President determines and certifies to the Congress that it is in the national interests of the United States to do so.

(c)

Effect of unauthorized issuance

Any visa issued in violation of this subsection shall be null and void.