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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Jacob's Law of 2012
Justice for Imprisoned Americans Overseas Act of 2012

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To deny entry into the United States of officials of any foreign government, including their immediate family members, who commit or who fail to rectify fundamental due process and human rights violations of imprisoned United States citizens, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
08/02/2012Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date
08/14/2012Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/03/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1430-1431)
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Referred to House Foreign Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/2012Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary08/02/2012 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement08/14/2012 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs08/02/2012 Referred to

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Introduced in House (08/02/2012)

Justice for Imprisoned Americans Overseas Act of 2012 or Jacob's Law of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to submit a semiannnual report to Congress for five years that identifies: (1) U.S. citizens imprisoned in foreign countries whose fundamental due process and human rights are being violated, (2) the due process and human rights violations that are being committed against such U.S. citizens, and (3) the government officials who are responsible for such violations or who are not fulfilling their official responsibility to protect such rights.

Prohibits the Secretary of State from issuing any visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from permitting entry to the United States of, any such identified official and his or her immediate family members. Makes such ban permanent if an identified U.S. citizen dies while in foreign custody.