Summary: H.R.779 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/13/2003)

Wartime Parity and Justice Act of 2003 - Allows certain individuals of Japanese ancestry who were brought forcibly to the United States from countries in Latin America and interned in the United States during World War II to be provided restitution under the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.

Urges the President to transmit a letter of apology to each such individual.

Makes the Attorney General responsible for identifying and locating individuals eligible for restitution. Authorizes judicial review of a denial of compensation. Permits an individual covered by this Act who has accepted payment on a related claim before this Act's enactment to receive an appropriately reduced payment.

Directs: (1) individuals covered by this Act to not be considered to have been present in the United States unlawfully during the evacuation, relocation, or internment period; (2) each U.S. agency to correct any records indicating otherwise; (3) agencies to disclose all information relating to the removal and internment of such individuals; and (4) the President to share such information with other countries and encourage those countries to make that information available.

Reestablishes in the Treasury the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund and establishes a board of directors for the Fund.