H.R.2090 - Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lazio, Rick [R-NY-2] (Introduced 06/26/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/27/1997 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.|
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Summary: H.R.2090 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/26/1997)
Wartime Violation of Italian American Civil Liberties Act - Requires the Inspector General of the Department of Justice to conduct a comprehensive review of the treatment by the Federal Government of Italian Americans during World War II (between September 1, 1939, and December 31, 1945) and to report to the Congress on the findings of such review. Requires the findings to include information regarding: (1) Italian Americans who were interned, taken into custody, ordered to move out of designated areas, or arrested for curfew, contraband, or other violations; (2) Federal Bureau of Investigations raids on Italian Americans homes; (3) restrictions on Italian American fishermen and railroad workers; and (4) civil liberties infringements suffered by Italian Americans during World War II.
Requires the President, on behalf of the Government, to formally acknowledge that these events during World War II represented a fundamental injustice against Italian Americans.