H.R.4308 - Torture Victims Protection Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 07/22/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||07/31/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4308 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/22/1998)
Torture Victims Protection Act of 1998 - Prohibits U.S. expulsion or extradition of an individual to a country if there is substantial evidence that such individual would be subject to torture in that country.
Establishes special procedural considerations and priorities under the Immigration and Nationality Act for alien torture victims seeking refugee or asylee status, or withholding of removal. Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should allocate resources to maintain in the Immigration and Naturalization Service's Resource Information Center materials on the use of torture in foreign countries.
Provides for specialized training of immigration, asylum, and consular personnel in identifying and interviewing torture victims.