Summary: H.R.1996 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/24/2001)

Civil Rights for International Travelers Act - Prohibits U.S. Customs Service inspectors or other officials from subjecting travelers to detentions and searches based on the traveler's race, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation, except when acting upon specific information that a particular traveler suspected of engaging in specific illegal activity is described by one or more of such characteristics. Requires all Customs Service inspectors and other similar officials to undergo periodic training on the procedures for detention and searches of travelers, with particular emphasis on the prohibition against profiling of travelers based on such characteristics.