U.S. Senators Introduce Bill to Punish States who Refuse to Accept Foreign Prisoners

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Wednesday, June 1, 1994
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Volume: 
10
Issue: 
6
236
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On June 9, 1994, U.S. Senators introduced legislation, known as the "Prisoner Transfer Equity Act (PTEA)," to cut foreign aid to countries that will not accept more of their criminal illegal aliens. The findings of the PTEA state that, since the conclusion of prisoner transfer treaties in 1977, the U.S. has sent 1,200 prisoners while it has received 1,400, thereby worsening prison overcrowding in the U.S. The bill places certain requirements on the President and Secretary of State, including negotiating with other countries to accept more criminal illegal aliens serving time in U.S. prisons and to report to Congress on the progress of these negotiations?[more]