Hate crimes for Japanese Americans bill becomes law

Members of the US House of Representatives on May 17 adopted the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2018, which makes hate crimes against Japanese Americans a federal crime and provides for enhanced remedies for victims.

The language of the bill (HR 2576) is similar to the hate crimes law in Canada that was signed into law this month.

“The Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2018 is an important step in the ongoing conversation with Members of Congress and the community as we draw closer to the September 10th, 2018 date we know is the date of the 11th anniversary of 9/11.” Assistant Secretary of the Department of Justice Edwin K. Feulner stated.

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