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senate Bill S. 230

Punishing Foreign Countries for Helping Their Citizens Escape Criminal Charges in the U.S.

Argument in favor

Foreign governments that choose to help their citizens evade the U.S. justice system should face consequences for doing so.

Mark's Opinion
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05/28/2019
When foreign nationals accused of committing rape, murder or other violent crimes escape our justice system through whatever means, we as a nation must take swift, harsh action. America must bring them back to the United States for justice. By whatever means necessary. If they resist or their governments resist, we come down on them like a truck load of lead bricks. Punishments must once again fit the crime as in centuries past. We need to get back to basics. We need to make punishment personal, painful and unforgettable. https://www.foxnews.com/us/saudi-nationals-facing-criminal-charges-in-oregon-have-strangely-vanished-in-recent-years-report-says
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Michele's Opinion
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05/29/2019
Too bad Donald the acting prez doesn’t penalize Saudi Arabia for killing an American.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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05/29/2019
Once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times a pattern. Four or more is statistically significant. Is how the saying goes, right? Do it. Clearly, somebody is helping people escape the law. I would also like to point out once again SAUDI ARABIA IS NOT A GOOD ALLY. Cut bait.
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Argument opposed

This bill seeks to target the Saudi government, but that government has already denied its role in any cases where its citizens have disappeared from the U.S. while facing criminal charges.

Paul's Opinion
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05/28/2019
Under normal circumstances I’d say yes to this. But the current administration is not one that I or any sane American can trust with this power.
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PLD's Opinion
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05/29/2019
With the current administration, I’m reluctant to trust it with any more power.
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Steve's Opinion
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05/28/2019
If other countries tried this the US would likely invade.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house has not voted
  • The senate has not voted
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      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedJanuary 25th, 2019
    When foreign nationals accused of committing rape, murder or other violent crimes escape our justice system through whatever means, we as a nation must take swift, harsh action. America must bring them back to the United States for justice. By whatever means necessary. If they resist or their governments resist, we come down on them like a truck load of lead bricks. Punishments must once again fit the crime as in centuries past. We need to get back to basics. We need to make punishment personal, painful and unforgettable. https://www.foxnews.com/us/saudi-nationals-facing-criminal-charges-in-oregon-have-strangely-vanished-in-recent-years-report-says
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    Under normal circumstances I’d say yes to this. But the current administration is not one that I or any sane American can trust with this power.
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    Too bad Donald the acting prez doesn’t penalize Saudi Arabia for killing an American.
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    With the current administration, I’m reluctant to trust it with any more power.
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    Once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times a pattern. Four or more is statistically significant. Is how the saying goes, right? Do it. Clearly, somebody is helping people escape the law. I would also like to point out once again SAUDI ARABIA IS NOT A GOOD ALLY. Cut bait.
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    I’m in full agreement with Senate Bill S.230 which will conduct sanctioning of Foreign governments that choose to help their citizens evade the U.S. justice system should face consequences for doing so. SneakyPete..... 5*28*19.....
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    If other countries tried this the US would likely invade.
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    NO ONE, EVEN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE ABOVE OUR LAWS...(except the trump family of course)😁
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    There are so many laws that trample all over individual rights, it isn't funny. Nobody should be punished for helping others avoid punishment for exercising or freedoms. Furthermore, sanctions and other measures meant to hurt foreign governments only end up hurting the people who happen to live under those governments, and such policies should not be pursued.
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    I feel we need to apply this legislation to our own leaders and politicians, police, lawyers, and judges, wealthy individuals and corporations (Who are now “People”). There is more corruption in The United States protecting all of the above. Let’s set an example and put an entire Corporation in prison, since they are people. Keep all the executives, management and shareholders inside the building and place electric fence and razor wire around the entire complex. Then seize all of their assets and pay for Ethics programs, such as this and give back to the people.
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    Oh gee, this bill is from Wyden. He gets a bug up his ...nose...every chance he gets with Trump. Note: this goes after the Saudis, but the last line of this article is..."Since the U.S. and Saudi Arabia don’t have an extradition treaty, an arrest of Saudi nationals who’ve fled the U.S. in Saudi Arabia is unlikely." So, this is nothing more than another I hate Trump legislation that won't make it past the Senate. What a waste of time. I've given up on the House doing anything of any real value for Americans.
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    Citizens of foreign countries are their responsibility. Unless they immigrants living here, they shouldn’t be held prisoner here.
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    This should be a no brainer. But of course the Democrats want to protect criminals and illegals. No matter what they have done or if they are even supposed to be here. Makes me sick.
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    No one ( hint hint) is above the law!
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    Until the United States becomes a member of the International Court, it’s hypocrisy to demand other countries citizens face justice in the U.S. while we have politicians, corporate CEO’s, and some in our military who have been accused of crimes against humanity and refuse to face justice.
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    We basically are the only country in the world that gives Diplomatic immunity. Which is STUPID. If you go to another country and do STUPID STUFF. You get usually convicted and go to jail. Why are we so stupid to let people get away with stuff here and let other countries protect their citizens from bad behavior and we just give the MEH. Get tougher on these bad behavior countries and their CITIZENS.
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    Yes. Foreign countries must not abuse nor circumvent the laws of USA.
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    How about you set to work arranging extradition treaties so they can be returned. Do you think we would hand over a iUS citizen to a foreign country?? Get real
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    Take away any aid and put them on notice.
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    Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi, not an American.
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