H.R.893 - Wartime Parity and Justice Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31] (Introduced 02/17/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/04/2005 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.|
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Summary: H.R.893 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/17/2005)
Wartime Parity and Justice Act of 2005 - Allows certain individuals of Japanese ancestry who were brought forcibly to the United States from countries in Latin America and interned during World War II or who lost other specified rights or privileges due to their ancestry 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.
States that certain individuals covered by this Act shall not be considered to have been unlawfully present in the United States during the evacuation, relocation, or internment period. Directs: (1) each U.S. agency to correct any records indicating otherwise; (2) agencies to disclose all information relating to the removal and internment of such individuals; and (3) 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, establishes a board of directors for the Fund, and sets forth permissible uses for Fund disbursements, including sponsorship of research and public education activities.