S.2135 - Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2007

A bill to prohibit the recruitment or use of child soldiers, to designate persons who recruit or use child soldiers as inadmissible aliens, to allow the deportation of persons who recruit or use child soldiers, and for other purposes. view all titles (6)

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  • Short: Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2007 as passed senate.
  • Short: Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2007 as reported to senate.
  • Official: A bill to prohibit the recruitment or use of child soldiers, to designate persons who recruit or use child soldiers as inadmissible aliens, to allow the deportation of persons who recruit or use child soldiers, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Short: Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008 as enacted.

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Latest Vote

Result: Passed - September 08, 2008

Roll call number 569 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: S 2135 Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2007

 

Official Summary

Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008- Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or 20-year prison term for knowingly recruiting, enlisting, or conscripting a person under 15 years of age into an armed force or group (other than a group assembled solely for nonviolent politi

Official Summary

Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008- Amends the federal criminal code to impose a fine and/or 20-year prison term for knowingly recruiting, enlisting, or conscripting a person under 15 years of age into an armed force or group (other than a group assembled solely for nonviolent political association) or using such person to participate actively in combat hostilities, or attempting or conspiring to do so, knowing such person is under 15 years of age. Imposes a life sentence if the death of any person results from a violation of this Act. Provides for:
(1) expanded jurisdiction for prosecuting U.S. nationals and resident aliens who violate this Act; and
(2) a 10-year limitation period for prosecuting violations. Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to render any alien who has recruited or used child soldiers inadmissible or deportable.Directs the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security to promulgate final regulations to deny asylum or withholding of removal to aliens who are either inadmissible to the United States or deportable for recruiting or using child soldiers.

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