Cross posted from Maggie’s Notebook
h/t/ to Debbie at Right Truth and her post of June 22 Immigration Bill has Reparations for Nazis. Did that get your attention as it did mine?
Webbloggin has the details. What this post is about, is the text of the portion of Senate Bill 1639, the newly fomented Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill (that was Senate Bill 1348), hidden in the middle of this massive tome, that is known as the â€œStudy of War Time Treatment of Certain People, Webbloggin’s post title is Immigration Bill Includes Possible Reparations for WWII Nazis, and cites a National Review piece by John Fonte of the Hudson Institute:
The Senate immigration bill could mean reparations for German Nazis. No, I’m not making this up. Look at Title IX, the Study of War Time Treatment of Certain People, also cited as the Wartime Treatment Study Act, Sections 901-916, pages 409-415
Webblogin, as well as Right Truth, will lead you to the section and pages of the Bill mentioned above. It’s in pdf format. If you do not want to download, I have “word processed” the text below.
It’s late tonight, and so tomorrow morning I’m sure I’m might I find an error or two, but in the main, I think it is accurate enough for a perusial. When you talk to your Senator, you can say that you have a copy of the text in front of you.
You must read Webbloggin’s work if you want this dreaded Bill dead. They explain why it may be possible, under this Bill, for a former Nazi to receive reparations from the United States and that’s just one detail that will make you want to launch for the Capitol steps.
There are plans to “educate” your children on the despicable acts of the United States Government during World War II. Commissions are planned. I can see the Bureaucrats winging-off to Italy and Germany, at taxpayer expense – maybe a bit of research needed on those who were resident-alien-Italians in the U.S. during the war…maybe some research on the Italian Riveria. I can expand here, but really, Webbloggin and his link to John Fonte at National Review says well.
Let’s get into this, understand it and burn up the phones, faxes and use our email to let our Senators know exactly how we feel about this, as well as about the entire attempt to turn 12-20 illegal aliens instant Z-Visa holders with all the rights of a legal immigrant.
What is this doing in Senate Bill 1639 and why haven’t we heard about it? What else is in this thing? When you read the text you’ll quickly see that this was not devised overnight. Closed door meetings in secrecy…no leaks…everything in the dark…. We desperately need term limits.
Again, the text below is offered as an alternative to a download. If I have transposed a letter or number, I don’t think it matters here, and I’ll just apologize in advance. It really isn’t relevant to the fact that this thing is mashed into the middle of the many pages of this monstrosity.
As an aside, the bill mentions The Alien Enemies Act (An Act respecting alien enemies). Click the link if you are curious about why The Alien Enemies Act should be mentioned a couple of times in the Immigration Reform Bill, why it ties to the U.S. paying reparations to European Italians and European Germans (see other ethnic groupings in the text).
About the text below: the only thing I have knowingly changed is to abbreviate World War II to WWII and United States Government to US Government. The page number is shown in red. It was my intent to keep all headings and sub-headings exactly as in the bill, as well as all indentations and alphabetical and numerical markings (strange though they seem). By the way, it’s long, very long…so a good scan for pertinent points should do.
SEC. 601. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
(a) In General- There are authorized to be appropriated to the Department, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services, such sums as may be necessary to carry out–
(1) the provisions of section 462 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 ( U.S.C. 279); and
(2) the provisions of this Act.
(b) Availability of Funds- Amounts appropriated pursuant to subsection (a) shall remain available until expended.
TITLE IX -STUDY OF WARTIME TREATMENT OF CERTAIN PEOPLE
SEC. 901. SHORT TITLE.
This title may be cited as the “Wartime Treatment Study Act”.
SEC. 601. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
Congress makes the following findings:
(1) During WWII, the US Government deemed as “enemy aliens” more than 600,000 Italian-born and 300,000 German-born US resident aliens and their families and required them to carry Certificates of Identification and limited their travel and personal property rights. At that time, these groups were the 2 largest foreign-born groups in he US.
(2) During WWII, the US Government arrested, interned, or otherwise detained thousands of European Americans, some remaining in custody for years after cessation of WWII hostilities, and repatriated, exchanged, or departed European Americans, including American-born children, to European Axis nations, many to be exchanged for Americans held in those nations.
(3) Pursuant to a policy coordinated by the US with Latin American nations, any European Latin Americans, including German and Austrian Jews, were arrested, brought to the US, and interned. Many were later expatriated, repatriated, or deported to European Axis nations during WWII, many to be exchanged for Americans and Latin Americans held in those nations.
(4) Millions of European Americans served in the armed forces and thousands sacrificed their lives in defense of the US.
(5) The wartime policies of the US Government were devastating to the Italian American and German American communities, individuals, and their families. The detrimental effects are still being experienced.
(6) Prior to and during WWII, the US restricted the entry of Jewish refugees who were fleeing persecution or genocide and sought safety in the US. During the 1930’s and 1940’s, the quota system, immigration regulations, visa requirements, and the time required to process visa applications affected the number of Jewish refugees, particularly those from Germany and Austria, who could gain admittance to the US.
(7) The US Government should conduct an independent review to fully assess and acknowledge these actions. Congress has previously reviewed the US Government’s wartime treatment of Japaneses Americans through the Commission of Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians. An independent review of the treatment of German Americans and Italian Americans and of Jewish refugees fleeing persecution and genocide has not yet been undertaken.
(8) Time is of the essence for the establishment of commissions, because of the increasing danger of destruction and loss of relevant documents, the advanced age of potential witnesses and, most importantly, the advanced age of those affected by the US Government’s policies. Many who suffered have already passed away and will never know of this effort.
SEC. 903. DEFINITIONS.
In this title:
(1) DURING WORLD WAR II — The term “during WWII refers to the period between September 1, 1939, through December 31, 1948.
(2) EUROPEAN AMERICANS. —
(A) IN GENERAL.–The term “European Americans” refers to the US citizens and resident aliens of European ancestry, including Italian Americans, German Americans, Hungarian Americans, Romanian Americans, and Bulgarian Americans.
(B) ITALIAN AMERICANS.–The term “Italian Americans” refers to US citizens and resident aliens of Italian ancestry.
(C) GERMAN AMERICANS.–The term “German Americans” refers to US citizens and resident aliens of German ancestry.
(3) EUROPEAN LATIN AMERICANS.–The term “European Latin Americans” refers to persons of European ancestry, including Italian or German ancestry, residing in a Latin American nation during WWII.
(4) LATIN AMERICAN NATION.–The term “Latin American nation” refers to any nation in Central America, South America, or the Carribean.
Subtitle A–Commission on Wartime Treatment of European Americans
SEC.__911. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION ON WARTIME TREATMENT OF EUROPEAN AMERICANS.
(a) In General.–There is established he Commission on Wartime Treatment of European Americans (referred to in this subtitle as the “European American Commission”).
(b) Membership.–The European American Commission shall be composed of 7 members, who shall be appointed not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act as follows:
(1) Three members shall be appointed by the President.
(2) Two members shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the minority leader.
(3) Two members shall be appointed by the majority leader of the Senate, in consultation with the minority leader.
(c) Terms.–The term of office for members shall be for the life of the European American Commission. A vacancy in the European American Commission shall not affect its powers, and shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.
(d) Representation.–The European American Commission shall include 2 members representing the interests of Italian Americans and 2 members representing the interests of German Americans.
(e) Meetings.–The President shall call the first meeting of the European American Commission not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this Act.
(f) Quorum.–Four members of the European American Commission shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may hold hearings.
(g) Chairman.–The European American Commission shall elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members. The term of office of each shall be for the life of the European American Commission.
(1) IN GENERAL.–Members of the European American Commission shall serve without pay.
(2) REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES.–All members of the European American Commission shall be reimbursed for reasonable travel and subsistence, and other reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties.
SEC.__912. DUTIES OF THE EUROPEAN AMERICAN COMMISSION.
(a) In General.–It shall be the duty of the European American Commission to review the United States Government’s wartime treatment of European Americans and European Latin Americans as provided in subsection (b).
(b) Scope of Review.–The European American Commission’s review shall include the following:
(1) A comprehensive review of the facts and circumstances surrounding US Government actions during WWII with respect to European Americans and European Latin Americans pursuant to the Alien Enemies Acts (50 U.S.C. 21 et seq.), Presidential proclamations 2526, 2527, 2655, 2662, and 2685. executive Orders 9066 and 9095, and any directive of the US Government pursuant to such law, proclamations, or executive orders respecting the registration, arrest, exclusion, internment, exchange, or deportation of European Americans and European Latin Americans. This review shall include an assessment of the underlying rationale of the US Government’s decision to develop related programs and policies, the information the US Government received or acquired suggesting the related programs and policies were necessary, the perceived benefit of enacting such programs and policies, and the immediate and long-term impact of such programs and policies, and the immediate and long-term impact of such programs and policies on European Americans and European Latin Americans and their communities.
(2) A comprehensive review of US Government action during WWII with respect to European Americans and European Latin Americans pursuant to the Alien Enemies Acts (50 U.S.C. 21 et seq.), Presidential Proclamations 2526, 2527, 2655, 2662 and 2685, Executive Orders 9066 and 9095, and any directive of the US Government pursuant to such law, proclamations, or executive orders, including pursuant to such law, proclamations, or executive orders, including registration requirements, travel and property restrictions establishment of restricted areas, raids, arrests, internment, exclusion, policies relating to the
families and property that excludees and interneees were forced to abandon, internee employment by American companies (including a list of such companies and he terms and type of employment), exchange, repatriation, and deportation, and the immediate and long-term effect of such actions, particularly internment, on the lives of those affected. This review shall include a list of–
(A) all temporary detention and long-term internment facilities in the US and Latin American nations that were used to detain or intern European Americans and European Latin Americans during WWII (in this paragraph referred to as “World War II detention facilities”)’
(B) the names of European Americans and European Latin Americans who died while in WWII detention facilities and where they were buried;
(C) the names of children of European Americans and European Latin Americans who were born in WWII detention facilities and where they were born; and
(D) the nations from which European Latin Americans were brought to the US, the ships that transported them to the US and their departure and disembarkation ports, the locations where European Americans and European Latin Americans were exchanged for persons held in European Axis nations, and the ships that transported them to Europe and their departure and disembarkation ports.
(3) A brief review of the participation by European Americans in the US Armed Forces including the participation of European Americans whose families were excluded, interned, repatriated, or exchanged.
(4) A recommendation of appropriate remedies, including how civil liberties can be protected during war, or an actual, attempted, or threatened invasion or incursion, an assessment of the continued viability of the Alien Enemies Acts (50 U.S.C. 21 et seq.), and public education programs related to the US Government’s wartime treatment of European Americans and European Latin Americans during WWII.
(c) Field Hearings.–The European American Commission shall hold public hearings in such cities of the US as it deems appropriate.
(d) Report.–The European American Commission shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to Congress not later than 18 months after the date of the first meeting called pursuant to section __011(e).
SEC.__913. POWERS OF THE EUROPEAN AMERICAN COMMISSION.
(a) In General.–The European American Commission or, on the authorization of the Commission, any subcommittee or member thereof, may, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subtitle, hold such hearings and sit and act at such times and places, and request the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memorandum, papers, and documents as the commission or such subcommittee or member may deem advisable. The European American Commission may request the Attorney General to invoice the aid of an appropriate US district court to require, by subpoena or otherwise, such attendance, testimony, or production.
(b) Government Information and Cooperation.–The European American Commission may acquire directly from the head of any department, agency, independent instrumentality, or other authority of the executive branch of the Government, available information that the European American Commission considers useful in the discharge of its duties. All departments, agencies, and independent instrumentalities, or other authorities of the executive branch of the Government shall cooperate with the European American Commission and furnish all information requested by the European American Commission to the extent permitted by law, including information collected under the Commission on Wartime and Internment of Civilians Act (Public Law 96-317; 50 U.S.C. App. 1981 note) and the Wartime Violation of Italian Americans Civil Liberties Act (Public Law 10-451; 50 U.S.C. App 1981 note). For purposes of section 552a(b)(9) of title 5, United States Code (commonly known as the “Privacy Act of 1574”), the European American Commission shall be deemed to be a committee of jurisdiction.
SEC.__914. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS.
The European American Commission is authorized to–
(1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary, without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service, and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that the compensation of any employee of the Commission may not exceed a rate equivalent to the rate payable under GS-15 of the General schedule under section 5332 of such title;
(2) obtain the services of experts and consultants in accordance with the provisions of section 3109 of such title;
(3) obtain the detail of any Federal Government employee, and such detail shall be without reimbursement or interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.
(4) enter into agreements with the Administrator of General Services for procurement of necessary financial and administrative services, for which payment shall be made by reimbursement from funds of the Commission in such amounts as may be agreed upon by the Chairman of the Commission and the Administrator;
(5) procure supplies, services, and property by contract in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to the extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts; and
(6) enter into contracts with Federal or State agencies, private firms, institutions, and agencies for the conduct of research or surveys, the preparation of reports, and other activities necessary to the discharge of the duties of the Commission, to the extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts.
Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Justice, $600,000 shall be available to carry out this subtitle.
The European American Commission shall terminate 60 days after it submits its report to Congress.
Note from Maggie’s Notebook: the continuance of page 415 begins a section on the Establishment of Commission on Wartime Treatment of Jewish Refugees and continues through page 418 of the report.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email stiknstein-at-gmail-dot-com and let us know at what level you would like to participate.
Other Coalition members’ commentary, research and thoughts on the matter of illegal immigration:
“Immigration Bill Includes Possible Reparations for
WWII Nazis” from Debbie at Right Truth
Secure Borders FIRST Act of 2007 Unveiled by House Members Bilbra, King, Smith from Digger’s Realm
Trent Lott…Listening to citizens of the wrong country from stikNstein has not mercy…
Congress Leads Bush in Race for Illegal Immigration Infamy from The Patriot.