H.R. 6292 (112th): Jacob’s Law of 2012

Introduced:
Aug 02, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Christopher “Chris” Smith
Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Aug 02, 2012
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1778 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 26, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 2, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 02, 2012
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2012
 
Full Title

To deny entry into the United States of officials of any foreign government, including their immediate family members, who commit or who fail to rectify fundamental due process and human rights violations of imprisoned United States citizens, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (4D, 4R) (show)
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House Foreign Affairs

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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8/2/2012--Introduced.
Justice for Imprisoned Americans Overseas Act of 2012 or Jacob's Law of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit a semiannnual report to Congress for five years that identifies:
(1) U.S. citizens imprisoned in foreign countries whose fundamental due process and human rights are being violated,
(2) the due process and human rights violations that are being committed against such U.S. citizens, and
(3) the government officials who are responsible for such violations or who are not fulfilling their official responsibility to protect such rights.
Prohibits the Secretary of State from issuing any visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from permitting entry to the United States of, any such identified official and his or her immediate family members. Makes such ban permanent if an identified U.S. citizen dies while in foreign custody.

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