H.R.5137 - Girls Protection Act of 2010
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for transporting minors in foreign commerce for the purposes of female genital mutilation. view all titles (2)
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- Short: Girls Protection Act of 2010 as introduced.
- Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for transporting minors in foreign commerce for the purposes of female genital mutilation. as introduced.
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Official SummaryGirls Protection Act of 2010 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine or five-year prison term, or both, on any U.S. citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence who knowingly transports in foreign commerce a girl under the age of 18 for the purposes of female genital mutilation.
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H.R.5137 Girls Protection Act of 2010
January 16, 2013
Dear Senators Gillibrand and Schumer:
I am writing as your constituent in the 27th Congressional district of New York.
In 1988, I attended an anti female genital mutilation (FGM) conference in Mogadishu, Somalia. Sadly, this obsolete human rights abuse persists, even in advanced economies such as the U.S. and Western Europe.
I support H.R.5137 - Girls Protection Act of 2010, legislation that would make it a federal crime to transport a minor outside the United States for the purpose of F...