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H.R.1778: Jacob's Law of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||international affairs|
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|Sponsor||Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J.|
|Total Cosponsors||1 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||April 26, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||June 14, 2013|
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Justice for Imprisoned Americans Overseas Act of 2013 or Jacob's Law of 2013 - Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to include in the Foreign Service professional development program training to protect the rights of U.S. citizens in foreign custody.
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 ...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|June 14, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.|
|April 26, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|
|April 26, 2013||Referred to House Foreign Affairs|