Alternate Title: EO 13581: Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations
This Executive Order finds that "significant transnational criminal organizations, such as those listed in the Annex to this order, have reached such scope and gravity that they threaten the stability of international political and economic systems. Such organizations are becoming increasingly sophisticated and dangerous to the United States; they are increasingly entrenched in the operations of foreign governments and the international financial system, thereby weakening democratic institutions, degrading the rule of law, and undermining economic markets. These organizations facilitate and aggravate violent civil conflicts and increasingly facilitate the activities of other dangerous persons." These organizations are considered an "extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States". President Obama declares a national emergency to deal with the threat of these organizations and order that "All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person."
Executive Order 13581; E.O. 13581
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Federal Register (July 27, 2011), v.76 no.144, p.44757